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Network Rail told 'horrendous noise' from maintenance works cannot be allowed to happen again
The council has told a rail company the "horrendous noise" that disturbed the sleep of people across Borehamwood in the early hours of Sunday morning "cannot happen again."
More than 50 people contacted Hertsmere Borough Council's environmental health team today to complain about the noise made by Network Rail's engineering work.
The "loud metallic rhythmic banging", which started around 2am and ended at around 6am, echoed from Theobald Street to Furzehill Road as engineers drove in piles as foundations for new overhead lines.
The engineering works are set to continue every Saturday night and Sunday morning until June next year.
A spokeswoman for Hertsmere Council said the local authority had spoken to Network Rail to try and resolve the situation.
She said: "We’ve basically said this can’t happen again and have asked them to meet with us this week to explain how they are going to proceed with the works.
"Depending on what happens we will look at what action we can take if it is necessary."
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