Tuesday, December 04, 2012


A loaded freight train traversing the A1084 Bigby Road/Bigby High Road level crossing in Brigg, having just passed behind houses on Burgess Road.

A number of Brigg residents are said to be concerned about the noise and vibration generated at night by freight trains passing through the town.
This was highlighted at the monthly meeting of Brigg Town Council.
One resident of Burgess Road approached the council with his observations, while other people in Brigg are reported to have raised the issue with Andrew Percy, the Brigg and Goole MP.
The trains also pass close to homes built along, and close to, Bigby High Road, Bigby Road and Albert Street - among others..
Town Clerk Jeanette Woollard relayed the concerns of Mr Smith, of Burgess Road, who lives close to the line.
Could the company concerned be asked to slow the trains as they passed through residential areas, as they were now heavier and reportedly shaking properties as they passed by?
Town Mayor Councillor Carl Sherwood said 6pm to 6am was the key time of day for people living near the line.
Coun Rob Waltham said the MP had already raised the matter "with the authorities." on behalf of others.
Coun Mike Campion hoped a compromise could be reached. It was good to see the line being used - and a lot of money had been invested in it. "But we don't want people to have sleepless nights," he added.
The Town Mayor thought it would be useful if the MP could supply an update on the situation.

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