Call for action on disruptive tube noise

Complaints from local people about tube noise have increased over recent years and despite repeated efforts by your local Conservative Councillors, TfL is no closer to solving the problem.

Conservative London Assembly Member Cllr Tony Devenish has been working with local councillors and resident groups to lobby TfL and Mayor Sadiq Khan for nearly two years to stop the noise, which is causing a misery for many local people. 

Many local people have complained of experiencing increased vibrations and tube train noise. St James's councillor Tim Mitchell explains: “From the growing number of complaints local councillors are receiving the problem is clearly getting worse. I have heard from people living across south Westminster who report some worrying experiences of serious shuddering of furniture in their homes, and can hear the rattling of trains beneath them. I am being contacted by local people living not only in basement flats, but on higher floors.”

Last year Cllr Tony Devenish secured a meeting with Mayor Khan who finally agreed to see him along with local councillors and residents. Cllr Devenish explains: “We welcomed the time the Mayor gave us and he promised to tackle the problem. But several months on we have had no follow up and confirmation of what solutions he has directed TfL to undertake to reduce the impact on the lives of local people. Everyone appreciates that we have to live with some noise but what people are reporting is of unprecedented levels and the Mayor must keep his problem and tackle this ongoing problem.”

Support our campaign to tackle tube noise by signing our petition below. 

Stop disruptive tube noise

We, the undersigned, call for London Mayor Sajid Khan and TfL to tackle the issue of tube noise for local residents in South Westminster.