Tube noise [7]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3883
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What engineering solutions apart from under-rail pads are Transport for London looking at to reduce tube noise?

Answer

Tube noise [7]

Tube noise [7]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is working closely with suppliers and academics to develop solutions that utilise new and emerging technologies.

For example, TfL is currently trialling a rail damping system on part of the Jubilee line, with the aim of reducing in-carriage noise. This involves fixing metal blocks encased in rubber to the rail to reduce vibration.