Warning of noisy railway work ahead of month-long upgrade project

June 27 2017

A SERIES of drop-in events has been organised by Network Rail ahead of a month-long programme of work linked to the upgrade of the Great Western mainline.

A SERIES of drop-in events has been organised by Network Rail ahead of a month-long programme of work linked to the upgrade of the Great Western mainline.

The work will be carried out day and night between Bristol Parkway and Wiltshire, with a warning that some of it will be noisy.

The drop-in sessions are taking place at locations along the route, including in Yate, Chipping Sodbury and surrounding villages.

Network Rail said the upgrade was part of the major electrification programme which is aimed at introducing quieter, more frequent and more reliable services between the West Country and London.

The work will be carried out between Saturday, August 19, and Friday, September 15, and includes piling to install foundations that will support electrification equipment, installing electrification equipment in Chipping Sodbury and Alderton tunnels and improving flood resilience at Chipping Sodbury sidings.

As well as the noise, there will also be extra delivery traffic in some areas.

The drop-in sessions include the following:

Thursday, June 29, Coalpit Heath Village Hall, 4.30pm-7pm; Tuesday, July 4, Ridgewood Community Centre, Yate, 4.30pm-7pm; Wednesday, July 12, Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, 4.30pm-7pm; Thursday, July 13, Trinity Primary School, Acton Turville, 6pm-8pm; Tuesday July 18, Old Sodbury Village Hall, 4.30pm-7pm; Tuesday July 25, All Saints Church Hall, Winterbourne Down, 4.30pm-7pm.