Train noise to be questioned


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THE long-running issue of noisy trains passing near homes in Pill will be discussed later this month.

Pill and Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council has decided to invite representatives of Network Rail and Bristol Port Company to its next meeting on March 25.

For many years, residents living close to a spur line, which links the port with the main rail link travelling into Bristol, have complained of loud trains passing throughout the night.

The line is used to transport items including coal and new vehicles.

It is owned by Network Rail and runs over some land owned by the port company.

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At a parish council meeting on February 25 when the issue was raised, Cllr Charles Exley said: “We should ask the port company if they would object to or if there is any reason why a noise reduction system could not be put in on their land if funding was found for it.”

One resident who lives near the line, Brian Hunt, told the meeting: “My wife is ill, she needs her sleep.

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Councillors decided they would invite Network Rail and Bristol Port Company representatives to their next meeting to answer their questions.

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