Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection providing an update on the issue of operational rail noise from London Underground affecting the Barbican Estate.
The Chairman informed the Committee that along with the Assistant Director (Public Protection) he had attended TfL’s City of London Stakeholder Transport Forum on 22 July 2019. This had provided an opportunity for the community to put their questions to Duncan Weir, Head of Track for TfL.
Members were informed that some mitigation of the noise levels had already been achieved. A target date for the signalling upgrade was 2021, this would remove the need for insulated block joints on the track.
The Chairman of the Committee said he would be writing to Duncan Weir to confirm the six actions that TfL had agreed at the Stakeholder Forum.
At this point a Member took the opportunity to thank the Chairman and officers for their assistance in mitigating the operational rail noise from the London Underground which has been affecting the Barbican Estate for so long.
RESOLVED – that the Committee notes the contents of this report be noted and that the further actions in paragraphs 16 to19 be endorsed.