Rugby Borough Council survey to look at noise levels from town railway station

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A NOISE survey will be carried out at Rugby Railway Station following complaints that it’s too loud.

Rugby Borough Council has said that it will conduct the survey to measure the noise coming from station at the end of the month.

Since the redevelopment of the station, the upgrade of the West Coast Mainline and the introduction of Virgin’s high speed trains, residents in Hillmorton have raised concerns about noise.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey said: “I met with a number of Hillmorton residents last year who drew my attention towards the problem of increased noise on the railways. At that point I organised a meeting between residents, Network Rail and Rugby Borough Council to discuss the problem.”

Mr Pawsey, who has also raised the issued in parliament, said he has been in continued correspondence with Network Rail since the meeting but said it was unwilling to access the situation.

However Network Rail has said it will await the findings of the council’s survey and will look at them.

A spokesman said: “When the West Coast Mainline was upgraded an assessment was carried out and the result didn’t raise a noise issue which went above the threshold. If the council presents the findings to us from its survey we will have a look at them.”

Mr Pawsey said that he was ‘delighted’ that the council will be doing the survey.

He added: “If the survey provides hard evidence as to the increased nature of the problem then Network Rail will be unable to continue to ignore Hillmorton people and their concerns.”