As well as unbearable heat and overcrowding my tube journey has become unbearably and illegally noisy. It comes in certain sections and can last up to two or three minutes as the tube screeches on the track. My daily tube journey is 45 minutes and I travel on the Victoria, Northern and Central lines and it happens on all. It is deafening, unpleasant and annoying.
I fear for my hearing, I am my fellow passengers have to cover our ears. One lady told me she was an opera singer and had recorded sound levels and they were illegally high.
I have been travelling by tube for 25 years. I have only noticed this in the last few months and wonder if it's because of repairs on the track or new track in places. I don't know.
But this clearly needs to be addressed.