Tube Noise

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Tube Noise

Are you affected by tube noise?
Does it keep you awake at night?

If so, you are not alone. Hundreds of people across London have been devastated by tube noise caused by the recent TFL engineering works in preparation for the night tube.

The Tube Noise Action Group is made up for ordinary Londoners coming together to demand action. N15 is a noise hot spot area (amongst others). If tube noise is annoying or destroying your home life, please get in touch and join our growing numbers. (It seems that there is a solution.)

Ring TFL and complain: 0343 222 1234
(Don't expect a satisfying response, just get it on the record.)

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I recently noticed what seemed to be much louder noise from the Victoria Line dry riser/ventilation shaft at the junction of Seven Sisters and Netherton Roads N15.
I did some investigating and learned this ventilation shaft uses a fan to cool the tube and the fan was upgraded in 2009 as part of the Cooling the Tube project.
Since 2009 there are more frequent tubes on the Victoria Line and the weekend night tube service was introduced increasing the amount of noise at times (e.g. overnight) when it is more noticeable because there is usually less traffic and other background noise.
I know that other residents experience noise and/or vibration from the tube. For me the issue is the increase in the last few months of a high-pitched noise (caused perhaps by air being forced into the shaft when trains pass underneath or by the contact between train wheels and the track).
I raised the issue with Transport for London (TfL) who have taken action in other areas such as grinding the track to reduce friction between train wheels and the track.
TfL sent me a form to complete and return and said that they might come and assess the type and level of noise. I also contacted the London Tube Noise Action Group. I will post an update when /if TfL takes any action in response to my completed and returned form.