Residents kept up by overnight work at St Neots Railway Station
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FRUSTRATED families living near St Neots Railway Station are having their sleep disrupted by overnight work on a £6million footbridge.
Both Network Rail and Huntingdonshire District Council have received complaints from disgruntled – and tired – residents living in the Loves Farm housing development that the building work, which began at the beginning of May, is keeping them up at night.
The work at the station, which will put an end to two decades of inconvenience for wheelchair users, has been scheduled overnight to prevent disruption to rail services between Peterborough and London and is expected to be finished in the spring.
HDC, which has financially backed the project alongside the Loves Farm developers, the Department for Transport’s Access for All scheme, Network Rail and Cambridgeshire County Council, said that Network Rail “have to continue the work” but also consider the issues raised by those living close by.
A spokesman for Network Rail said: “A letter was sent out before the works started to notify residents of the work and when they would start.
“While we were able to carry out piling to some of the area during the daytime, some of it can only be carried out while trains are not running at night. We apologise for any inconvenience this work is causing and will continue to do all we can to limit the noise and disruption as much as possible.
“If anyone has any concerns, they can contact our 24-hour helpline on 08457 114141.”
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The long-awaited new footbridge is being added to the station and will include lifts to all platforms, as well as to the station car park and the Loves Farm housing development.