A BARRAGE of complaints have been made over noisy workmen carrying out construction on the new Warrington West Station in the early hours.

Hundreds of Chapelford residents were woken in the early hours of this morning, Friday, by work at the Boston Boulevard site.

Loud noises, reportedly heard as far away as Old Hall and Whittle Hall, began at around 1.30am and lasted for over an hour.

An email sent to residents in the area, seen by the Warrington Guardian, apologised for ‘noisy and inconsiderate workmen’ during the construction of the new train station.

A spokesman for Warrington Borough Council said: “The council has received some noise complaints from nearby residents and has subsequently reminded the contractor of their obligations.

“The council has been reassured that the contractor’s workforce has been briefed to this effect.

“Unfortunately, due to the restrictions imposed whilst working in the rail environment – which are designed to safeguard the operation of the railway – certain activities have to take place at night.

“The council’s project team is working with both the contractor and Network Rail to minimise both the requirement for night-time operations as well as the noise which is generated.

“Regular updates are being issued to inform residents of forthcoming works and any likely noisy night-time activities.”

Warrington Guardian:

Steelwork is currently being put in at Warrington West Station, which is beginning to take shape ahead of its 2019 opening.

Work on the £19m facility opened earlier this year, with the station set to ferry passengers to Warrington town centre, Birchwood, Manchester and Liverpool.

Operated by Northern Rail, it will be served by one semi-fast train and to stopping trains per hour.

Sankey-for-Penketh Station will remain open when construction is completed.