Delays in line for rail station revamp

The refurbishment of Whaley Bridge station has hit further problems with work now not expected to be complete until the middle of June.

The news will come as a blow to local residents following complaints about the noise of the works being carried out late at night.

Reporting back to a meeting of Whaley Bridge Town Council, Cllr Ann Winter said: “You will be aware some residents have found the noise levels very frustrating.”

She said work had now been undertaken to try and reduce the noise which would hopefully reduce further as work progresses.

Cllr David Lomax said: “I think there has been a lack of consideration for local residents about noise. It is only after High Peak Borough Council went in there and basically stopped work that sound proofing was looked at.

“There has also been problems with dumper trucks using Bridge Street with noise from 12 to 5am as they are off loading all the debris.

“Residents are totally fed up with that. As it gets to warmer weather they will be wanting to have their windows open. They have absolutely no chance,” he added.

The refurbishment project includes the restoration of the Victorian station building and raising one of the platforms.