Joanne McCartney AM met with Haringey residents and Transport for London (TfL) last week to discuss noise from the Victoria Line following the launch of the Night Tube in August.
Local residents from the Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale areas expressed concern that the noise and vibrations were too high throughout Friday and Saturday nights. A number of residents raised concerns that they had experienced disturbed sleep as a result of the extra noise.
TfL stated that they are doing all they can to minimise the amount of noise and are currently monitoring the effects, including in some residents’ homes. They have also fitted shock absorbers and carried out grinding across the network which they say has reduced the impact. Grinding on this section of the Victoria Line is due to take place again in March 2017.
The Night Tube was launched in August on the Victoria and Central Lines in August, with the Jubilee and Northern lines joining in the following months. The Piccadilly Line is due to commence services in December. For every pound spent on the Night Tube, TfL expect that it will deliver £2.70 worth of benefits to London’s economy. It is also expected to create almost 2,000 permanent jobs.
Residents wishing to raise concerns about Tube noise with TfL can contact 0343 222 1234, or email tfl.gov.uk/contact.
Labour London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey, Joanne McCartney AM, said: “It was good for residents to get round the table with and raise their concerns about Night Tube noise. TfL promised to carry out extra noise readings in the area and to come up with actions to reduce the noise levels and to better engage with the local community.
“The Night Tube is a great initiative and will benefit the city immensely with some 2,000 permanent jobs being supported. However, it’s completely understandable that some residents are unhappy with their sleep being disrupted. I hope that TfL are able to reduce the noise further so that residents are able to relax and get a good night’s sleep.”