A sleep- deprived engineer wants a ban on after-hours construction work on Tube station concourses after being disturbed by repairs going on yards from his bedroom.

Stuart Price, 36, lives in one of three flats in Chesham House above the ticket hall of Willesden Green Station in Walm Lane, Willesden.

He says he is frequently subjected to Transport for London (TfL) workers carrying out loud repairs and maintenance below.

Mr Price and his wife – tenants of Transport for London – hear drilling, banging and shouting late into the evening on the concourse, even though the recent work is classed as “non-noisy”.

Mr Price, who has lived in the flat for just over two years, said: “I try to talk to them directly and get plenty of abuse. I am at the end of my tether with this and I hope TfL place a blanket ban on night-time works in station concourses. There is no need for these works to take place at night, they can quite easily do it in the day. Our rent means we contribute more to TfL than any other passenger, yet we are treated as if we don’t matter. If this is the case they shouldn’t rent out the flat.”

The disturbance has been going on for two years but has flared up again in the last month.

Stuart Price
 

Mr Price added: “The works stop and start and the residents are given no warning about when they might start again. This time it has been much worse and there is much more noise than before. I have never complained about the track works, as I am completely understanding that they need to be done. What I am concerned with is they don’t give us any advance warning or show common courtesy. How can they be so callous?”

John Doyle, general manager for the Jubilee line, said: “We take all complaints seriously and we apologise to residents who have been disturbed by noise made by contractors replacing an ATM at Willesden Green Station. We have worked with the local authority and gained their agreement that the methodology the contractors will use in future will minimise the risk of disturbance to all residents.”

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A Brent Council spokesman said: “Brent Council has received complaints from two residents about noise at Willesden Green Station in the last 12 months. Transport for London were contacted immediately following all complaints. Council officers have attended the site and council has worked with TfL to ensure a range of measures are carried out to prevent disturbance to residents. Brent Council will continue to monitor the situation and will take immediate action should any unauthorised works be identified or noise nuisance reported.”

TfL obtainted permission from Brent Council to replace cash machines at the station, and this is on-going, but Mr Price is concerned about other general maintenance work in the concourse.

There is no restriction on this work as TfL class it as “non-noisy”.

If it is thought it will make a noise they are obliged to make the council aware.