We have been advised of two dates of scheduled fire alarm tests at New Street station by Network Rail. The message from Network Rail is:On Sunday 28th of July 2013 and Sunday 3rd August 2013, Network Rail will be carrying out essential works as part of the redevelopment of New Street station.Works will be undertaken:· Sunday 28/07/2013 from 00.30 – 05.30 – Project fire alarm test· Sunday 03/08/2013 from 00.30 – 05.30 – Project fire alarm testThese are part of the series of test processes required after completion of phase 1 of the New Street redevelopment to test our alarm system as we are required to do so for safety measures.The scheduled programme for this work is as follows:On both nights, the testing taking place will involve the full fire alarm and station messages sounding and will be activated 5 to 7 times for a 15 minute interval throughout the 5 hour period.Safety is our number one priority and for this reason work we try to carry out this type of work while trains are not in operation. This means carrying out a lot of our improvements during the night and at weekends.The nature of our work means some disturbance is unavoidable, but please be assured that every effort is made to minimise any unnecessary noise.I hope this information is helpful and we apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause. However, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or visit www.networkrail.co.uk/contactus or telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 08457 11 41 41. The construction site manager can also be contacted 24-hours on 03303 330425.