INVESTIGATIVE work as part of a £170 million railway improvement scheme is to begin – in the middle of the night.
In a letter issued to residents in an Aberdeen community, Network Rail has said that “unfortunately” engineers will be using hand held drills and a small generator, making some noise “unavoidable”.
Network Rail has today been urged to be “sensitive” towards Powis Place residents when the work is carried out between 11pm and 7am from tomorow until Friday, August 7.
The structural work is part of a study into doubling the railway tracks between Aberdeen and Inverness.
Network Rail will be extracting cores from the railway bridge at Powis Terrace on the track level.
The firm said the work is essential as part of a wider strategy to create a safer, more reliable and modern 21st century railway.
The noise is likely to affect residents on Powis Terrace and those in the immediate vicinity that overlook the railway line such as Belmont Road.