Tube noise [2]

MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In areas where residents are suffering excessive ground borne tube noise, reduction in train speeds have been shown to ameliorate significantly the noise they suffer. Will you now consider slowing trains outside rush hours, especially at weekends and with the night tube?


Answer for Tube noise [2]
Tube noise [2]

Tube noise [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All reports of Tube noise are assessed by Transport for London (TfL) on a case by case basis so that the appropriate action can be taken. The relationship between train speed and noise levels is complex and there is not always a direct link between the two. The use of speed restrictions needs to be carefully balanced against providing a level of service that London Underground customers could reasonably expect.

TfL is currently reviewing what criteria should be used when assessing requests for speed restrictions.