Transport for London officials were grilled over concerns forthcoming 24-hour Tube services will cause noise disturbance.

To coincide with England's staging of the Rugby World Cup between September 18 and October 31, a 24-hour service will start on selected Underground lines on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Central line will run three trains in each direction per hour overnight, with services terminating at Loughton.

Roding Liberal Democrat councillors Gwyneth Deakins and Ian Bond, with Greater London Authority member Caroline Pidgeon, met representatives of Transport for London (TfL) on Saturday to discuss concerns over the plans.

TfL said the service was being brought in to meet increased demand.

Officials said there would not be any loud announcements on trains at stations, or at stations themselves along the route.  

TfL also said it was holding discussions with local councils affected, including Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and has internal working groups looking at issues such as noise and public communications.

There will also be rules in place to prevent noise at stations.

Cllr Deakins said: “There are concerns of noise throughout the night and the fact it is Friday and Saturday means the main group using the service will be late-night revellers and drunken people.

"According to TfL it is going to be hunky dory but noise could potentially be an issue for people next to the Central line, not just the noise of the trains but the people using the service too.

“Overall it was a fairly positive meeting and TfL said it would consider writing to the people affected about the impact of the plans.

“We shall be keeping a close eye on developments and will push TfL to keep their promises on this issue over the coming months."