Controlling Noise and Vibration during Railway Platform Extension Works at Cooksbridge, Lancing and Goring-by-Sea Train Stations, Sussex

30 October 2020 by Chris Anderson, Principal Consultant

Undertaking night-time construction and demolition works always has the potential for generating noise and vibration and when this is close to residences contractors are encouraged by local authorities to seek prior consent under Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act, 1974.

In order to minimise disruption to train services, railway engineering projects often have to be undertaken at night or at weekends, resulting in additional constraints to achieve acceptable noise levels.

Spectrum Acoustic Consultants Ltd were pleased to work with Dyer & Butler on behalf of Network Rail on the recent Southern Trains Cooksbridge, Lancing and Goring-by-Sea train station platform extension works, liaising with the local authorities to ensure noise and vibration were kept to acceptable levels.

The works involved the use of polystyrene and concrete modular construction techniques, which helped minimise noise and vibration as well as the time taken to complete each project.

The platform extensions mean longer trains can be accommodated on the platforms instead of regularly blocking level crossings, and are part of the £150m Gatwick Airport station upgrade project.

Watch our video on preparing a Section 61 application here.

Controlling Noise and Vibration during Railway Platform Extension Works at Cooksbridge, Lancing and Goring-by-Sea Train Stations, Sussex