Noise level at St Pancras domestic platforms

Alun Morris made this Freedom of Information request to Network Rail Limited

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

I find the noise level from northbound trains entering the St Pancras domestic (underground) station to be extremely high.

Please supply all records (including emails) regarding the noise level at this station.

Yours faithfully,

Alun Morris

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Morris

 

Information request 

Reference number: FOI2017/01385

 

Thank you for your email of 23^rd November 2017. You requested the
following information:

 

I find the noise level from northbound trains entering the St Pancras
domestic (underground) station to be extremely high.

 

Please supply all records (including emails) regarding the noise level at
this station

 

Clarification

 

I have reviewed your request and whilst I understand the information you
are looking for, I would be grateful if you could specify a timeframe upon
which to conduct our searches. For example, since 1^st November 2017 or
from 1^st January 2016 – present. To explain in more detail, a timeframe
allows us to narrow our searches and provide with you with the exact
information you are looking for. Furthermore, without a timeframe we would
be required to search all records held which could potentially lead to
difficulties in terms of the Freedom of Information Act’s time/cost
threshold.

 

Next steps

 

I am unable to progress your request without this information, so I will
close your case until I receive your response. In accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 the 20 working days I have to respond to
your request will commence when I receive your clarification.

 

If you would like to discuss any of the above please feel free to contact
me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in all future
correspondence.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Anisha Pandya | 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: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

Thanks for the very fast response. I did not specify a timeframe since I don't know when sound levels were measured at the station.

I will narrow my request to whichever is the shorter of:

* 2006 to the present OR
* One month before and twelve months after the most recent measurement of sound level at the domestic underground platforms, for the purpose of considering whether it is at an acceptable level.

Yours faithfully,

Alun Morris

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Morris

 

Reference number: FOI2017/01393

Information request

 

Thank you clarification of your original request dated 23 ^ November 2017,
your most recent correspondence was received by Network Rail on 24
November 2017. I can confirm that your request is being processed under
the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). I will
endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 27
December 2017.

 

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in
line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the then
Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs.

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Wolstenholme

Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]www.networkrail.co.uk/foi

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FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2017/01393

 

Dear Mr Morris

 

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

If you have any queries please contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma Wolstenholme

Information Officer

 

Freedom of Information Team

The Quadrant

Elder Gate

Milton Keynes

MK9 1EN

 

Telephone: 01908 782405

Email: [1][Network Rail request email]

Web: [2]http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

 

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

Thank you so much for the information and the background so I can understand why the noise is so loud and difficult to reduce.

Yours faithfully,

Alun Morris