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London Underground train noise & vibration control for the residential sector.
Award-Winning Groundborne Noise & Vibration Control

Mute Tube® designs & installs groundborne noise & vibration control systems, for domestic properties adversely impacted by London Underground train activity; benchmarked against Transport for London & World Health Organization guidelines.

In 2023, Mute Tube®, alongside its engineering partners, won the prestigious ANC Acoustic Award for Vibration Prediction & Control.

"This has changed the perception of what can be achieved & given control to residents on what is acceptable, with a solution that can be tailored to each property. It is practical & makes a real difference to those living over underground lines. Solving a problem that others might avoid, it is a clear winner of the vibration prediction, assessment & control category."

ANC Acoustic Awards 2023 Judging Panel

Household noise from underground trains, originates as vibration, generated at the train/railway track interface, which propagates through the ground, into the building's supporting structures.

Once structureborne, it continues to propagate through the building shell & re-radiates, to varying degrees, from its internal surfaces, e.g. floors, walls, ceilings, etc.., typically, in the form of an airborne sound, audible as a low frequency 'rumbling'.

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"The impact had been dramatic. For the most part, we no longer think about the trains as we're not aware of them." - Dr Robert L.
Kennington, London SE17
Tube Line
Northern Line
Circumstances & Project Brief

The project involved a three-story, mid-terrace Victorian townhouse, located on a residential road in Kennington, South London.

Northern Line London Underground trains run between Kennington & Oval stations, nearby, with the nearest section of track approximately 100 metres to the west. Underground trains also make use of the Kennington loop, which passes directly beneath the property, at a depth of c.15 metres.

The client, as part of a larger refurbishment project, wished to attenuate groundborne noise & vibration from passing underground trains, throughout the ground floor, where the disturbance was greatest.

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If Mute Tube® can be of assistance, then please do not hesitate to get in touch; we look forward to discussing your project with you.