Tube Noise in Seven Sisters (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th December 2019.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

I am still receiving complains about increased noise from the Victoria tube line in the Seven Sisters area of Tottenham – both at night and daytime. What were the results of TfL’s recent noise data collection? What remediation has TfL done/plans to do (with timescale) to alleviate this issue?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Noise readings taken by Transport for London (TfL) during 2019 indicate that noise levels have increased in this area.

TfL has assessed this section of track and identified some faults, including the poor condition of some sleepers, which may have contributed to increased noise. Initial works to rectify these issues were carried out in early December 2019, and further mitigation works will be completed by the end of January 2020. Following this, TfL will arrange for further noise measurements to be carried out to assess the works’ effectiveness.

Rail grinding will also be carried out in this area by spring 2020. If these measures fail to reduce noise levels, TfL will consider alternative options that could be used to try and reduce disturbance for local residents.