London,
27
October
2016
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11:10
Europe/London

Network Rail works in approach to Euston Station

Network Rail works, including some works on behalf of HS2 Ltd, will be taking place on the track area on the approach to Euston Station over the next few months.

Section 61 consents for railway works have been granted for the initial works specified in a Network Rail letter sent to local residents, starting Saturday 22 October until Thursday 3 November.

While the Council would prefer that works are carried out in the daytime during the week, there are instances where this is not possible. For rail safety reasons the works need to occur during periods when trains are not running and when overhead railway lines are isolated. Therefore these works will involve night time mid-week and weekend working.

The works include:

1. Initial night-time works on Saturday 22 October, Sunday 23 October, Saturday 29 October and Sunday 30 October, including delivery of materials and construction vehicles and loading of loose spoil from Juniper Crescent to the carriage sheds.

2. Mid-week possession works on the dates set out in the letter up to Thursday 3 November, including manual removal and replacement of sleepers (wooden supports for the tracks) and use of a telehandler (similar to a forklift) for one session.

Network Rail indicated in their letter to residents that they have plans for additional works up until 18 December.

Granting permission for works under Section 61 consent allows the Council to put conditions on the way the works are carried out to ensure the best practicable means are used to minimise the impact of the works on local residents, including noise mitigation measures.

At the time of sending out the letter Network Rail had not secured Section 61 consent from the Council. Following Camden’s intervention, Network Rail temporarily postponed works until the necessary Section 61 consent had been granted on Friday 21 October, and did not, as originally stated in the letter, carry out any weekend or mid-week work before Saturday 22 October.

The Council will consider further Section 61 consents on a case-by-case basis. We understand that Network Rail will be sending out follow up letters to residents informing them of the upcoming works.

If you experience any problems with these works or have additional questions or concerns please call the Network Rail 24 hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41. Please also let the Council know that you have reported it by sending an email to highspeed2@camden.gov.uk

We expect Network Rail to investigate complaints at the time and report the findings to Camden Council’s noise nuisance team on the next available working date.

If you feel that the noise disturbance is continuing, despite contacting Network Rail, you should also report your complaint to the Council on 020 7974 4444 or using our online form.

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