Progress has been made to fix the "excessive tube noise" at South Wimbledon station.

In June, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth Leonie Cooper wrote to newly appointed Deputy Mayor for Transport, Heidi Alexander to come down and see first hand what residents are being asked to put up with.

Ms Cooper said she had received "many complaints" from people not only about the noise, but the trains themselves.

Last week the offer to come down was taken up by Ms Alexander.

Responding to the LAM's letter, she wrote: "Recently there have been reports of high noise levels affecting Melbourne Road.

"Works are underway to address this, including removing rail joints, and improving the condition of the sleepers.

"This work will be completed later this summer."

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In the letter it also said that since 2016, Transport for London has received 45 complaints relating to tube noise from Merton and Wandsworth residents.

Of these complaints, 31 cases have been closed, but 14 remain open as TfL "works to address" the issue.

The pair met at the tube station on July 5 and Ms Cooper said it was a step in the right direction.

“Local people have had their lives disrupted by excessive tube noise," she said.

"It is very encouraging that the new deputy mayor for transport has come to South Wimbledon station, as a matter of urgency, to meet local people, listen to their grievances and experience the problems for herself.

“In the meantime, I will of course continue to raise any complaints that come through to me with TFL, and I am reassured by the number of cases that are being swiftly and robustly resolved.

“The night tube has brought many benefits to South Wimbledon, but these positives should not come at the expense of the peace of local residents.”