Transport for London backsliding on commitments to improve tube noise in Pimlico

It is a year since Cllr Jacqui Wilkinson, our Greater Assembly Member Tony Devenish and a local Warwick Ward resident had a meeting with Mayor Sadiq Khan about the ongoing problems with tube noise and vibration along the Victoria line southbound track between Victoria and Pimlico stations.

After that meeting, we were optimistic that action would soon be taken. Since then, London Underground has been attempting to reduce noise levels by renewing track under affected properties. We understand that one option is to replace the current wooden sleepers with concrete sleepers, which would then have vibration resilient track fixings attached to them. These have been successfully installed in other parts of the tube in West London. We appreciate how distressing this situation is for affected residents and will continue to keep pressing for a permanent solution. Transport for London (TfL) is regrettably now refusing to meet residents for an update meeting.

Cllr Tony Devenish, our Greater London Assembly (GLA) Member said: "I have been in contact with TfL for nearly three years to push for upgrades to the Victoria Line to reduce noise. Now they refuse to meet us and will not even tell us the current level of tube noise for properties in Pimlico without written permission from every single resident. Local people want a quieter Victoria Line, not a silent TfL!"