RESIDENTS affected by rail electrification works have stepped up their complaints about disruption.

The Hazlemere estate in Kearsley is situated in front of a Network Rail electrification site and has suffered from ongoing disruption.

Now people living there are turning to bosses at the company, alongside Bolton MPs Chris Green and Yasmin Qureshi, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and councillors.

In a letter sent to these figures, residents outline a variety of environmental, noise and safety problems including the movement of large vehicles on the relatively small estate roads.

It asks for the support of individuals to help bring the matter to a “satisfactory resolution”.

Bev Steele, a resident of the area, said: “I want them to be responsible for their actions and what they have done. I want to know why they never kept us in the loop about what they have been doing.

A spokesman for Network Rail said work was part of upgrades between Manchester and Preston as part of the Great North Rail Project.

They added: “We have written to residents to keep them updated of our work. Anyone with any questions or points to raise with Network Rail should contact our national help line on 03457 114 141.”

Hazlemere residents are also set to meet with people living on Church Road in Farnworth and those who have suffered from the work around Moses Gate station.

Councillor Mark Cunningham, who lives in Church Road, said the meeting was about getting the attention of local MPs.

He said: “We already had a council motion put forward last October which was ignored, and now we need the support of MPs so that somebody takes responsibility over this.”

The councillor will chair the meeting, set for 7.30pm, Thursday, April 26, at Trinity Church, Farnworth.