Works to the train line near Ashley Down overnight kept this resident awake until the early hours of the morning The 43-year-old resident of Stottbury Road, near Fairfield School, told the Bristol Post: “They’re improving the network and increasing the railway lanes. We’ve not got a problem with that. We’ve barely noticed the trains as it is. “On Saturday and last night they’re pile driving posts into the embankment.“Last night the best way to describe it is it seems like someone was drilling into the wall of my house.” The resident said he and his neighbours had not been told of the overnight works and were kept awake from just before 1am until 3am. Network Rail is stabilising the embankments in preparation for two new lines as part of the Filton Bank Four Tracking Project, to add two extra lines to the existing two. Bristol firm owners warn council ‘you’re putting us out of business’ over roadworks Work is taking place mainly during daytime hours but Network Rail says there will be exceptions with some overnight work. The resident said: “There was nothing to say they were carrying out that work at the time. tmj acupunctureMe and our neighbours received nothing.” A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “We are currently upgrading the railway in Bristol which will allow two direct trains per hour to London from next year.

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