Agenda item

Petition from the Barbican Residents Regarding Tube Noise

Referral from the Court of Common Council Meeting on 13 September 2018.


The Committee considered the following petition from residents of the Barbican in relation to operational rail noise from the London Underground which had been referred to it from the Court of Common Council.



“We, the undersigned residents of the Barbican Estate, conscious of the Mayor’s and Deputy Mayor for Transport’s statement of “complete commitment” to reducing noise pollution arising from TfL’s underground trains and of the Chief Medical Officer’s 2018 identification of noise as second only to air quality as a health damaging pollutant, petition the Mayor to require Transport for London to produce proposals within three months, and to implement measures within six months thereafter, to reduce the high levels of noise and vibration pollution experienced in Barbican homes arising from trains on the sub-surface lines between Barbican and Moorgate stations. Noise levels should be reduced to below the level at which the World Health Organisation judges sleep to be disturbed: that is to a level of 40db outside homes (the equivalent of 19db inside homes).”


The Petition had been presented to the Court by Mary Durcan who thanked Members for the support given, and the work carried out by officers in relation to the survey. Members noted that meetings had taken place with Mark Field MP for the Cities of London and Westminster and GLA Member Unmesh Desai and it was hoped this, alongside the letters from the Committee would have an effect.


The Chairman advised that this matter would be given further consideration at Item Nine.


RESOLVED – That the petition be considered by the Committee.

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