A green belt suburb in Birmingham has been blighted by a "monstrous" kilometre-long grey fence, the House of Commons has been told.
Ministers promised to intervene after railway opera-tor Network Rail erected the stainless steel fencing in Sutton Coldfield.
Residents have asked that the fence be painted green, so at least it would not stand out so much.
But Network Rail responded by offering to provide the paint if they did it themselves - before with-drawing the suggestion on health and safety grounds.
Local MP Andrew Mitchell (Con Sutton Coldfield) accused the rail operator of "arrogance and insensitivity" in the House of Commons.
Transport Minister Derek Twigg promised to contact Network Rail and ask them for a response.
Mr Mitchell said: "That fencing is ugly, does not fit in and is an eyesore. This is a story of arrogance and insensitivity, but, above all, of a complete lack of corporate accountability.
"East View Road is a residential area in the green belt, located next to the picturesque New Hall Valley country park.
"It is an environmentally sensitive area and, although my constituents accept that they live next to a freight line and that line security is important, they do not accept the kilometre of monstrous, ugly grey steel fencing that has been erected.
"They want it to be replaced by green powdered fencing, which would be more suitable for the area.
"Network Rail has been asked to replace the grey fencing that it erected with more appropriate green fencing, but it has refused point blank."
He had written a series of letters to Network Rail along with Sutton residents, he said.
"The arrogance and lack of interest that my constituents' complaint has received has been truly insulting."
Transport Minister Derek Twigg replied: "I hope the concerns of his constituents about the type and finish of the fencing can be resolved to everyone's satisfaction."
A spokesman for Network Rail said: "We have had meetings with Mr Mitchell about this and are happy to talk to him again."