noise residents set to win million.
The Herald (11/06/09)
CLACKMANNAN TOWN HALL, MAIN STREET, CLACKMANNAN
NO COAL TRAINS AT NIGHT
Public meeting, WEDNESDAY 27th MAY 2009, 7.00pm
Steel, resident. uploaded 21/02/09 with
next to the railway for over 30 years has his say.
Railway Tracks 2 uploaded
up of floating track with significant movement.
Railway Tracks 1 uploaded
20/02/09 with 474 viewings.
Posted with comments from retired aircraft
engineer who lives in Craiglea, Causewayhead about the track.
train past Ladysneuk crossing uploaded
Please note I am not a presenter or trained
media type. I'm just a local resident and business owner putting
a point of view across.
viewed 1046 times since 17/02/09
Rail website. Tamping Machines.
For the track to work properly, the sleepers need to sit
firmly in the ballast. When track has been heavily used or
has been re-layed, we need to remove all the voids & gaps
in the ballast so that the sleepers do not bounce up & down
as the trains pass over the rails.Tamping also puts the track
in the correct position. This allows trains to run over the
rails smoothly which reduces noise & vibration.
at Public meeting.
Hall, Causewayhead 16/02/09)
Over 200 residents voiced
outrage over freight trains running throughout the night. Local
residents banding together to present a collective voice to
to get it stopped.
the real answer for them to keep to their original promises, ie 7-8 trains per
day, and not run them (as promised and minuted)
between 23.00hrs to 6.00hrs?
Local MSP Richard Simpson agrees with the community and is doing
something about it in parliament. He agrees assurances and promises
have been broken. Locals were heard leaving the meeting in disgust
and frustration at the feeling that this evening was just a PR
exercise to let the locals vent off some steam.
here is a chance to do more than that and let them know
cannot be brushed under the carpet.
Voice Your opinion.
attended this very passionate meeting and I can only feel
sympathy for the residents along the Stirling - Alloa - Longannet
railway line. Stories of not being able to get a full night's
TV's moving across the room, people living in fear of gas
explosions due to ongoing vibrations (and
much more) have prompted me to publish this webpage.
One of the most sensible suggestions was to "simply" (or
so you would think) get the freight trains to slow down in
sections of the track. This was met with a point blank refusal
by Network Rail who said "We cannot make false promises"...
I am opening up this page for residents to
use as a collective voice. I am now in the process of recording
experiences and placing evidence on YouTube.com
Anyone feel free to do the same and spread the word. The more
comments and viewings this gets can only add to the public
pressure to get this nightmare sorted out. One resident invited
the Managing Director of Network Rail along to his house to
of the vibrations everyone is so angry about.
out your video cameras and get recording your experiences and
there on YouTube.com for the world to see.
more people who do this, the more your complaints and concerns
become real and in the face of all the powers that be.
Stirling Internet Ltd. (www.stirling.co.uk)
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PS. No comments will
be edited for spin or political correctness. All parties can
have their say and all comments, and who made them, will
be published. Foul and abusive language will be tolerated along
with the many powerful arguments and comments put forward
this evening. The only thing I need is the proper name of the
am an independent resident with no affiliation with any media,
local authority or interested parties on this. So you can have
your say with whatever you like.
POST YOUR VIDEOS ON YouTube or
THE DISCUSSION AND HAVE YOUR SAY
Scotsman, 02 Feb 09. Coal chief calls for return
to deep mining to fuel power-station pledge.
Observer, 04 Feb 09. Anger over rail noise.
News, 12 Feb 09. Fury at freight train noise level.
Observer, 18 Feb 09. Angry protests over train
Rail website. Tamping Machines.
the track to work properly, the sleepers need to sit firmly
in the ballast. When
track has been heavily used or has been
re-layed, we need to remove all the voids & gaps in the ballast
so that the sleepers do not bounce up & down as the trains
pass over the rails. Tamping also puts the track in the correct
position. This allows trains to run over the rails smoothly which
reduces noise & vibration.
News, 17 Feb 09, "Horror
Nightmare, Ghostly Freight Trains"