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Tube Noise

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 6th November 2019.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

As you are aware, thousands of my constituents are suffering from excessive Tube noise in their homes. How soon can those constituents expect that suffering to end?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Chair, I know time is short. I will write a longer response to the Assembly Member to allow him to ask his supplementary question in relation to Tube noise.

Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

Thank you very much, Mr Mayor, and thank the Deputy Mayor for what work she has been doing. We have had a step change from TfL in recent months but I was very concerned with a Ham & High article of 9 October [2019], where a National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) source was quoted as saying they may be taking away the track fastening Pandrol Vanguard that has been so helpful. I will not ask you to answer that question now but could you write to me and tell me whether or not they are going to remove that? It would be a disaster for certain lines when actually progress has been made in recent months. Please do not take away that very useful product.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Chair, can I agree to write to the Assembly Member? Tube noise is causing real misery to many of his constituents and he is concerned about the consequences of the point made. I will write to him. Also, should I copy in all --

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I will copy in all the Assembly in relation to the answer, if that is OK.