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PE01302: Larbert rail noise and vibration

Transport

Petitioner: Colin Sloper

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 17 December 2009

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that greater consideration is given to the problems of noise and vibration generated by increasing levels of heavy freight on the rail network, and to consider what action can be taken to encourage freight operators to use more ‘track friendly’ rolling stock.

Petition History:

Summary:

12 January 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, a selection of local authorities along the railway route, Network Rail, DB Schenker, Freightliner and the Department for Transport seeking responses to the points raised in the petition and during the discussion. It also agreed to link further consideration of this petition with PE1273. Link to Official Report 12 January 2010

20 April 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Network Rail seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 20 April 2010

29 June 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 29 June 2010

23 November 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, Scottish Power, Network Rail and the petitioners inviting them to a future meeting. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010

25 January 2011: The Committee took evidence from Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Scottish Government; Frances Duffy, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland; John O'Neill, Coal Trading Manager, Scottish Power; Ron McAulay, Network Rail Director, Scotland; Neil McDonald, Managing Director, Industrial, D B Schenker; Mac West, Roads and Transportation Manager, Clackmannanshire Council and Anne Massie and Colin Sloper, petitioners. The Committee agreed to write to Transport Scotland, Clackmannanshire Council and Network Rail seeking responses to points raised during the discussion. It also agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petitions. Link to Official Report 25 January 2011

8 March 2011: The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to these petitions. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011

20 September 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, DB Schenker and Network Rail seeking responses to specific points. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011 

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that Transport Scotland has confirmed that work is underway with the UK Government to progress the formal introduction of the Noise Insulation (Scotland) Regulations and also in the absence of any recent communication from the petitioner it is assumed the petitioner is content. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011

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