Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee received the report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection on the update on the outcome of the Temporary Speed Restriction Trial under Brandon Mews on the Barbican Estate.
The Committee was informed that LUL conducted a Temporary Speed Restriction (TSR) Trial on 8 November 2019 under Brandon Mews to understand the effect of train speed on noise and vibration which are experienced by the residents as the trains pass over points and crossings. The train speed was reduced from 35mph to 15mph and the effect measured.
Members were further advised that the averaged readings in the Brandon Mews property showed a reduction of 7dB, on average with positive subjective feedback from the resident that the extreme thumps and vibrations were significantly lower. In addition, Officers have raised some technical queries in relation to the calculation methodologies used in the report and are pursuing a decision on the feasibility of implementing a permanent TSR in this location and will report progress to this committee.
The Committee was told that a meeting has been arranged at the end of January 2020 with the Head of Track of LuL, Cole Jarman the City’s consultants, City of London Officers and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Committee.
A Member queried if there is going to be a permanent TSR or the possibilities of lowering the speed after 11pm to give the residents some respite. In response to the question Officers have agreed to raise the issues at the forthcoming meeting.
RESOLVED – Members noted the content of the report.