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Network Rail has apologised for building large new overlead line gantries in the Goring Gap without consulting nearby residents, the BBC reported.

[Network Rail apologises for Goring Gap gantries, BBC News, 15 January 2016]

[…] Goring resident Roy McMillan said: “There was no foreknowledge of the actual design Network Rail has used… it is heavily, heavily over-engineered.”

Roy McMillan, chair of South Stoke Parish Council, said there was an “absolute forest” of the new gantries “stretching over in the distance towards Didcot”.

He added: “They’re absolutely horrible… people see them the whole time, every day of their life”.

But Lucy Murfitt, from the Chiltern Conservation Board, said [a meeting between residents and Network Rail] at the village hall had been positive.

She added: “They’ve now conceded there’s a problem and they’re going to look at redesigning and removing them which is fantastic, and they’re going to involve us in it and consult the public.”

BBC News story about the overhead metal beams being erected on the Great Western Main Line, October 2015


Written by beleben

January 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Great Western, Railways

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