Newcastle overnight Metro work compensation fight
15 September 2015
From the section Tyne & Wear
Residents filmed and recorded the overnight work, noise and floodlights that “light up your bedroom”
Four months of overnight noise described as “like 20 pneumatic drills” has left sleepless residents demanding compensation.
People living on Ilford Road in Newcastle said the noise of work on the Metro rail line made sleep impossible.
It took place from 01:30 to 04:30 BST, seven days a week from April to July.
Metro operator Nexus said it did everything it could to “reduce the impact and address concerns as soon as they were raised”.
But resident Carole Howlett said …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed