Night time noise in Euston area

L Pembroke made this Freedom of Information request to Network Rail Limited

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

How many HS2/Network Rail generators are positioned in your sites in and around the Hampstead Road?
Can you move generators to a different location and run cables to whatever it is that it supplies?
What are they used for and why does it run all night?
If it’s for health and safety, what is that related to and can I see the risk assessment?
Do they all have acoustic screens?
Were these fitted by a specialist contractor as poor workmanship or gaps in the screen will let sound out?
Why can't there be another UPS eg batteries for whatever it is that requires it?
Why can’t you use a temporary DNO power supply and have a generator for backup only?

Yours faithfully,

L Pembroke

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2021/00164

Dear L Pembroke

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Reference number: FOI2021/00164

Dear L Pembroke

Please find attached our interim response to your recent information request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405 |
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

Diversity and Inclusion Champion            

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Dear FOI,

HS2 initially instructed me to contact Network Rail too as you work with them.
They confirmed they run 4 generators on the Hampstead Road site for lighting (I assume including lights facing the Hampstead which has street lights too, CCTV and 'welfare unit').
It seems that running generators is probably cheaper than having to have DNO supplies moved as the demolition work is probably phased.
They say they started to install acoustic shielding to the generators as of the 3rd March, I'm unable to hear any difference as yet, I remain awake all night.
Backup batteries are clearly the solution to cover 10pm to 8am and 72 hours over weekends. HS2 tell me that a back up battery 'design' is being looked into, so I am awaiting for them to action this asap. If you're able to offer them assistance to speed it up this process please do so, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

L Pembroke

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Good morning

Thank you for your email. I will pass this on to the relevant colleagues within Network Rail.

Many thanks

Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405 |
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

Diversity and Inclusion Champion            

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FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2021/00164

Dear L Pembroke

Please find attached our response to your recent information request.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405 |
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

Diversity and Inclusion Champion            

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Dear FOI,
I was informed 3 weeks ago that acoustic covers were being applied and back up batteries would be obtained. I am awaiting confirmation about the batteries and would appreciate that being sorted out asap

Yours sincerely,

L Pembroke

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear L Pembroke

Thank you for your email of 25 March 2021. From your email, I cannot see that you are making a new request for recorded information and so I will pass this on to our Communications team who helped provide the information for response FOI2021/00164, that I sent to you.

If I have understood incorrectly and you would like to make a new FOI request, please do let me know. Alternatively, if you have any queries, then you can contact out Community Relation team via our helpdesk on 03457 11 41 41. Or you can use our live chat service to speak to an advisor or use the online form. Details on our website provided on the following link: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/communitie...

Kindest regards

Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405 |
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

Diversity and Inclusion Champion            

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Dear FOI,
I'm not making a new request, I'm responding to you, asking you to action promised actions to me to conclude this as I'm not getting a response elsewhere.

Yours sincerely,

L Pembroke