Residents speak out over Werrington North rail plans

MP Stewart Jackson speaking at the Werrington meeting. Photo: David Lowndes
MP Stewart Jackson speaking at the Werrington meeting. Photo: David Lowndes
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Residents in the Werrington area of Peterborough made their voices heard loud and clear at a meeting protesting about increased noise at a busy section of railway.

Dozens of home owners turned up at the meeting in Werrington, Peterborough to raise concerns about extra noise and vibrations at the Werrington North junction.

Network Rail are planning on creating a new stretch of track between the Great Northern Great Eastern line and the East Coast Main Line for freight trains - but while the line is being created more freight trains would pass through Werrington.

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson said: “I called the meeting to hear the views of local residents on the long term Werrington Junction improvements project planned by Network Rail, but also in the short term about current worries about disturbance to the quality of life caused by noise and late night traffic on the upgraded rail freight line close to homes in North Werrington.

He added: “I will continue to support my constituents who are worried about quality of life, noise disturbance and house prices. The battle goes on.”

Network Rail’s plans will see the new track either as a ‘flyover’ or a ‘dive under.’

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We are running a comprehensive consultation, and as part of this process we will consider the impact of our plans on those living near the railway.”

A second round of consultation will be held later this year.

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Werrington Junction Rail Improvement Scheme at consultations.networkrail.co.uk