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Published: 00:00, 07 August 2014 |
Updated: 10:20, 07 August 2014
Network Rail has agreed to turn the volume down on a level crossing alarm in Sandwich but campaigners say it may still breach regulations.
The company will be undertaking tests on the “painfully loud” sounder alarm on Ash Road to see if the noise can be reduced.
Chris Denham, a spokesman for Network Rail said: “We are going to visit the crossing later this week to run tests. This will help us to find a volume that is safe, while also hopefully providing less of a problem for our neighbours.
“We realise this has taken some time to set up and we appreciate people’s patience. Safety has to be our priority.”
They say it’s not just an issue with the volume – according to Network Rail’s Certificate of Acceptance the sounder is for crossings with a high pedestrian frequency and Mr Auffret and Mr Matthews claim Ash Road has a low pedestrian rate.
Mr Auffret added: "The interesting thing is if we’re right about the certificate of acceptance, even if they reset the alarm they can’t use that alarm at that crossing.
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