09:26AM, Friday 03 June 2016
Angry residents have hit out at Network Rail after their bank holiday weekend sleep was disturbed by noisy Crossrail work.
The pile-driving which took place overnight throughout the weekend caused neighbours disturbed nights and caused some to question why it had to take place in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Richard Shaw, of Hibbert Road, said: “I had no idea these works were taking place. It would have been courteous if they had sent out a letter.
“I am in Hibbert Road and I don’t think they realise that noise travels, especially at night.”
Matthew Steele, programme director for Crossrail at Network Rail said: “I’m sorry that our work has disturbed our neighbours. We do recognise our work is noisy sometimes.
“We always use the quietest method of construction as possible and we only use noisier piling machinery once we have tried every other way to get the foundations into the ground.
“This work is paving the way for the introduction of new, quicker, greener, more reliable trains once the Elizabeth Line opens fully.
“ We try really hard to let our neighbours know about work in advance but I’d encourage anyone living near to the railway to sign up to our text or email notifications.”
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