The noise coming from night work carried out at Sandy Railway Station has been likened to the thudding of the tyrannosaurus rex in Jurassic Park.
Contractors are extending the platforms at the station so that they can handle trains that are 12 carriages long.
Residents have complained because the work is carried out at night and goes on until the early hours of the morning.
Speaking to the Biggleswade Chronicle, Richard Inglis, who lives nearby, said: "The house shakes when there's a goods train going past but this was 20 times worse."
Network Rail has apologised for the disruption caused to local residents but reminded them of the positive effect that the improvements will have for passengers.
"The foundation work at Sandy has been done and completed and we apologise for any inconvenience," a company spokesperson told the news provider.
Hearing protection is vital during heavy construction work, like the foundation work being carried out at Sandy, and the Health and Safety Executive takes workplace noise very seriously - not least because of the psychological impact hearing loss can have on employees.