Please click on the link below to view the presentation given by Network Rail at the Public Meeting held on 6th November 2013.
Please click on the link below to view the presentation given by Network Rail at the Public Meeting held on 20th February 2013.
Please click on the links below to view Networks Rail's Noise Impact Assessment for the Sundon site.
Update from Network Rail on the Sundon Freight Loop Line
Further to the meeting on 12th July 2012, Richard Turner (Network Rail Community Relations Advisor) has confirmed the noise advice received from their consultant ACCON, which is as follows:
“Further to our recent telephone conversation I am able to confirm that I have carried out a preliminary assessment of noise based on a Class 66 freight train standing and idling at the signal gantry. I am able to confirm that based on source data available from noise measurement studies that we carried out at the Gloucester Triangle rail site, that predicted internal noise levels at Pilgrims Close would not exceed 22LAmax (based on an open window attenuating noise from outside by approx. 13dBA). At this stage we have not set up a topographical model of the railway line and intervening ground although clearly any localised barrier effects would only serve to reduce noise levels still further.
In order to apply some context to the predicted noise level whilst it may on occasions be just audible it would not result in disturbance to any activities such a TV or radio and would not result in sleep disturbance. When compared with BS8233 ‘Sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings - Code of practice’, that standard (See Table 5) suggests that the level not to be exceeded internally should be 45LAmax; and clearly the predicted noise level is significantly below that criterion and therefore we can be reasonably confident that noise from freight trains stopped at the signal gantry should not result in noise disturbance or nuisance. Additionally, even if train noise from this location was to extend over the whole of the night time period it would remain below the ‘Good’ and ‘Reasonable’ levels identified in BS8233 for living rooms and bedrooms.”
Richard Turner goes on to say:
“Further to the above and our meeting, we have requested a price and methodology to undertake a survey to look at further noise issues including the Sundon area. Our view and the expert’s view is that there will be no issues however for peace of mind we will investigate further and report on our findings.
On a separate note, one of the attendees at the meeting requested the locations of other passing loops. Please find below information.
- Melton Mowbray station – Down Goods Loop and Upside Goods Loop.
- Oakham station – Down Goods and Up Goods.
- Great Chesterford ( Cambridge ) station – Up Goods Loop.
- Darlington station – Down Passing Loop and Up Goods Loop.
- Ranskill (south of Doncaster ) loops – Up Passing Loop & Down Passing Loop.
- Arksey Doncaster loops – Down Passing Loop.”
Should you wish to contact Network Rail, details are as follows:
- 24-hour National Helpline: 08457 11 41 41
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