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CENTRAL LINE neighbours being kept awake by the Night Tube have bagged a meeting with the Mayor of London – a year after it first started.

Since August 2016 trains have been running within metres of people’s homes every 20 minutes all night long on Fridays and Saturdays.

Lovejit Dhaliwal, of Milkwell Gardens, Woodford Green, has been fighting to get a better deal for residents whose homes back onto Night Tube routes since the beginning of last year.

But only yesterday (August 10), a year after it started, did Mayor of London Sadiq Khan agree to meet people like her “suffering” the effects of the night time services.

The media worker claims noise levels around her home can reach up to 65 decibels – 62.5 per cent above the limit recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

She also says she would have to fork out £25,000 to get her home triple glazed in a bid to block out the racket.

At this week’s Mayor’s Question Time, Redbridge and Havering Assembly Member Keith Prince quizzed the City Hall boss over his lack of engagement with residents like Ms Dhaliwal.

Asked directly whether he would agree to meet aggrieved Night Tube neighbours, Mr Khan finally said yes.

Ms Dhaliwal said she is pleased the Mayor is finally engaging with the issue, but is “shocked” it has taken this long.

She said: “Why did they even think about doing the Night Tube without considering the noise it would make?

“We’ve been suffering for a year now and we still don’t have answers.

“It’s incredibly frustrating – I can’t live my life and enjoy my property.

“They need to take responsibility for their actions.”

TfL trialled a “quiet rail” system to try to reduce Central Line noise earlier this year, but Ms Dhaliwal claims “nothing has changed”.

Following the meeting at City Hall she met up with other affected residents across London from Kings Cross to Notting Hill.

She added: “We want the Mayor to realise it is not just a few pockets of London affected by this – it’s a London-wide issue.

“There’s technology in other countries that reduces train noise, why haven’t they thought of it here?

“They can’t just try one thing and give up.”

Keith Prince said he was pleased the Mayor has agreed on a meeting and that Night Tube “must not come at the expense of many residents subjected to appalling levels of noise throughout the night.”

Ms Dhaliwal said she does not yet have a date for her meeting with Mr Khan.

A TfL spokesman said: “We completely understand how important it is to minimise noise for our neighbours and customers, and we are doing everything possible to do so.

“I would urge anyone worried about noise to get in touch with us so we can come and investigate and work out how we can mitigate noise most effectively.”