Werrington and Peakirk residents’ plea on rail plans

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Two petitions signed by 752 people in Peterborough opposed to plans to increase freight services on the railway have been presented to Parliament.

Householders in Werrington and Peakirk have signed the petitions calling on the Government to start talks with rail operator Network Rail about the proposals.

Residents are fearful about Network Rail’s plans to substantially increase freight traffic on the railway passing through Werrington and Peakirk.

They want the Government to secure the installation of measures to reduce extra noise and vibration from the trains and a reduction in council tax to compensate for a devaluation of their property.

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson presented the petitions to the House of Commons and said: “I have been corresponding with Network Rail on my constituents’ behalf and I do hope our Government is able to provide a formal response.”