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to have received notice from Network Rail

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agedknees Sun 21-Aug-11 05:29:42

that they where going to be doing very noisy work on the rail track at 5am this morning?

Can see/hear the little ant men working like beavers with their loud pneumatic (sp) drills and its 5.29am. Have been working since 5am.

Please, couldn't they have sent out a note so we would have been prepared?

ben5 Sun 21-Aug-11 05:50:20

think they should have.

TheSkiingGardener Sun 21-Aug-11 05:59:42

Of course they should have! I'd be surprised if they didn't have to, especially given the hour.

agedknees Sun 21-Aug-11 06:10:52

Have e-mailed network rail to ask why we did not receive notification.

purplepidjin Sun 21-Aug-11 07:35:14

Is it Environmental Health that covers this stuff? It's illegal to make a certain amount of noise before a certain time - I think it's 8am and covers stuff like mowers and strimmers. They'd definitely want to know about pneumatic drills at 5am!

zipzap Sun 21-Aug-11 08:22:04

When network rail were doing some big noisy works (couple of years worth) of work near us we used to get occasional letters about it, usually hand delivered and addressed to he occupant, stuffed through the door by one of the rail workers.

Maybe they accidentally forgot so that nobody could complain in advance or person supposed robe handing out letters decided to pop to the pub or maybe they get special dispensation so they don't disrupt too many trains and can claim massive overtime payments?

You have my sympathy though, that noise is horrible at any time of the day but to be woken up by it at 5 would be grim sad hope they finish soon! And fingers crossed they don't move onto pile driving, that was the worst for us...

Tsil Sun 21-Aug-11 08:26:25

Yes they should have done a letter drop of noise notices to houses in the area if the work they planned to do was noisy, your email will be sent on to an employee at the local depot to investigate.

Tsil Sun 21-Aug-11 08:29:16

Zip - NWR have a no tolerance policy on alcohol and random testing is carried out, no one would decide to 'pop to the pub' on shift as they would lose their job, they are not even allowed in a pub in their uniform.

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