The Victoria Line was crowned the noisiest on the Transport for London (TfL) network after it received the highest number of complaints from passengers, drivers and people that live nearby.
Running from Brixton to Walthamstow, the line received 306 complaints since 2016, 108 of which for the section between King’s Cross and Highbury and Islington.
The Northern Line trait from West Finchley to Hendon Central came in second, with 75 complaints while the Victoria –Pimlico and the Vauxhall–Stockwell segments on the Victoria Line both received 54 complaints.
London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon, who obtained the data through the Mayor’s Question Time, told City A.M.: “Noise complaints are on the rise and it is really important that TfL invests in rail grinding and other technologies to reduce the impact on neighbours and also those travelling and working on the tube.”
TfL said reducing noise levels for customers, staff and neighbours remained a priority for the public body.
“We continue to invest significantly in track renewal and maintenance, including a continuous programme of rail grinding and track modernisation,” said TfL’ director of asset performance and capital delivery Esther Sharples.
“We have undertaken a significant amount of noise and vibration-related rail grinding in the last six months and will continue to carry out other targeted interventions to reduce noise, including the removal of redundant rail joints, the maintenance of points and crossings, and re-ballasting track.”