I recognise the impact that noise can have on local residents and I have been challenging Transport for London (TfL) and its suppliers to do all they can to deliver on their commitments.
TfL has been focusing its efforts on resolving the issue of noise through delivering its new electric 710 trains as soon as possible, not through compensation. We are continuing to engage with the local residents’ group, and have been working on a number of improvements to mitigate disturbance, including on lighting and track.
I can now confirm that the new state-of-the-art London Overground trains have started to be rolled out on the Liverpool Street service, and the older trains causing the noise have started to be phased out. The new trains will be introduced on a phased basis to ensure there is a smooth transition for customers and that they are operating reliably. It is expected all the new trains will be in service by the end of June.