Family’s rail work misery

NEWS: News.
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Noisy neighbours are making a family’s nights a misery with heavy machinery causing them ear-splitting sleep deprivation.

Father-of-three Simon Young has been advised to move out of their house in Adwick-le-Street because of the night-time hammering from piledriving works to strengthen a railway bridge.

The web designer says his family, who live in The Paddock, 150 yards from the bridgeworks, were not given sufficent warning about the disturbance they have suffered.

Mr Young, aged 41, was aware works would be starting but says there has been insufficient consultation with residents about the effects. He said a foreman on site said they would do everything they could to minimise disturbance and added he hoped they had somewhere to go for the weekend as they wouldn’t be able to sleep.

Doncaster Council’s director of regeneration and environment, Peter Dale, said: “These works are being undertaken by Network Rail as essential works to strengthen the bridge and to provide a right turn into Adwick Lane and pedestrian crossing facilities. We apologise for any inconvenience during these important works but this overnight weekend work was the only suitable time period for the piling works, given proximity to the track.”