Mysterious ‘loud bangs’ in Carbrain identified

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 12:00 on 11 September 2015


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Works at the railway station were the cause Pic: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

THE source of a repetitive banging noise that kept some residents of South Carbrain up into the small hours of Sunday 30th August has been identified. 

A number of residents from throughout South Carbrain had contacted us throughout Sunday 30th August asking for information about where the noise was coming from, and what was causing it. 

According to local residents loud banging noises were heard throughout the evening of Saturday 29th August, starting from around 8pm and continuing well into the small hours of Sunday morning. 

Suggestions of what could have been causing it ranged from late night work at the Dow Waste Management plant to engineering works at Cumbernauld railway station. 

Asked to comment on the suggestions, a spokesman for Dow Waste Management confirmed that the recycling machines were turned off at mid-day on August 29th, while only three lorries left the site – the last one being at 4:45pm on August 29th. 

It has since emerged that the loud noises were part of some ongoing works to the railway bridge at Cumbernauld railway station. 

Network Rail has said that works to the railway bridge at Cumbernauld station were part of “rolling programme of bridge clearance work” which raised the height of “more than 50 structures” across the route covered by the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme. 

Further such overnight works will take place in Forest Road, later this month.

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