FOI request detail

Excessive noise level in Victoria line

Request ID: FOI-0649-2223
Date published: 06 July 2022

You asked

Based on my measurement there seems to be excessive noise in Victoria underground. I travelled over Brixton to Euston stations and recorded the background noise level. Please see attached and kindly provide an update that does TFL audit London underground lines for noise level regularly? If yes, are the latest records available publicly? The measurement was done with an iOS App called Decible X. The measurement is as close as +/- 3 dB with the high-end background noise measurement devices I have been using.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0649-2223

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15 June 2022, asking about measurements of noise levels on the Victoria Line.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

The information you asked for is published on the Transparency site of the TfL website available via this link

We are not aware of any more recent measurements than the ones published on the website.

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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