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Author Topic: Experiment to reduce noise at Shiplake Level Crossing  (Read 7647 times)
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« on: May 26, 2019, 08:46:39 am »

Network Rail and GWR (Great Western Railway) have started a six month experiment to see if it is possible to reduce the noise caused by trains going over Shiplake Level Crossing.

Up to now all drivers have been required to sound the train horn as they approach the crossing.  Now the signage has been revised so drivers are only required to do so if they feel there is a pressing need to.

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 11:03:36 am »

Interesting as there isn't just the level crossing here but a foot crossing straight after it, unless that has been closed. I would hazard a guess that many live in this exclusive area because the railway is there to take them to london (where else). They can't have it both ways, especially as people who live in the same area have had a tendency to treat this level crossing like a give way road. I tire of the individual attitude of British people, how disruptive can an hourly train horn be?
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 02:18:26 pm »

Point of order. Four trains an hour sounding their horn.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 03:48:56 pm »

I was thinking more at night time, but yes fair enough both directions.
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