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Neighbours are getting no good vibes from busway

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Neighbours living near the Guided Busway have complained of the ‘misery’ caused by noise and vibrations of passing vehicles.

Jeans Way resident Jenny Greene told the Gazette her whole house shakes when a bus travels down the £91million track, which runs a few metres behind her house.

She said: “I hear thud, thud, thud as the wheels hit the gaps in the concrete.

“It is a most disturbing vibration that goes through every room in my house.”

She added that she has complained to Central Beds Council, and that some of her neighbours have done the same.

She added: “So far the council have done nothing to stop it and it is a misery.

“I feel it is dangerous, noisy, and I am sure sooner or later there will be an accident.”

Councillor Nigel Young, executive member for strategic planning and economic development, said: “Since the busway opened we have been made aware of some concerns relating to low-frequency noise and vibrations near the busway that were not reported during the extensive service trials. Central Bedfordshire and Luton councils have commissioned a survey and its findings are inconclusive, nonetheless we are continuing to investigate what options there might be to address this.”

 

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