Tube noise [10]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3886
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Some residents suffering from ground borne noise from tube trains have been told effectively that there is nothing that can be done to reduce the noise or reduce it further, and they have to put up with the stress and loss of sleep that results. What advice do you have for these residents?

Answer

Tube noise [10]

Tube noise [10]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is committed to reducing the noise experienced by people who live above or close to the Tube, and will continue to take all reasonable measures to minimise noise and limit the disruption it causes.

Unfortunately, there are many sites across the Underground network where, due to the age of the track infrastructure and current technology, it is not always possible to reduce the noise levels to the standards that residents would like.

Regrettably, there are some areas where noise cannot currently be reduced to standards expected by residents. TfL continues to work alongside industry and academia to further understand noise and vibration, to trial new products and innovative solutions, and work towards reducing noise and vibration for these residents.