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Countdown unit not working

Reported via desktop in the Damage - other (bus stops and shelters) category anonymously at 08:59, Fri 21 January 2022

Sent to TfL 1 hour, 5 minutes later. TfL ref: FMS3256236.

I am reporting this problem as my attempts have met with both failure and lack of action. This relates to the bus information display inside the shelter outside the Catford Bridge Tavern pub, at Catford Bridge station. The bus stop reference shown is 47769.

This display sign stopped working in summer 2020 when there were traffic light replacements being undertaken at the Thomas Lane /A205/Canadian avenue junction, perhaps just a coincidence but more probably a severing of communication or power supply cables.

As no repairs had been undertaken for nearly a year and there being no display outside the next, Theatre bus stop to assist passengers I contacted TFL using your automatic on-line system. I was surprised to get a response within a Month informing me that the problem had been rectified but when I found that the display was still not working and looked in detail, the display they reported as being fixed was on the other side of London.

I then manage to speak with somebody and in a lengthy conversation about the problem and was told that this would be reported to the Lewisham repair office. This was over three Months ago and obviously nothing has happened as the display is still blank.

Can I ask if you would please look into this problem for the good of bus passengers. It is very frustating not to know when buses are due, especially at this bus stop serving both Catford and Catford Bridge stations.

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  • Category changed from ‘Countdown - not working’ to ‘Damage - other (bus stops and shelters)’

    Posted by TfL at 10:04, Fri 21 January 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to. We appreciate this an wanted to let you know that we’ve re-categorised this and it will now be directed to the appropriate team.

    Posted by TfL at 10:05, Fri 21 January 2022

  • Your report has been investigated and we can confirm there is problem here. We have reported this to our contractors and will aim to fix this within 28 days. If new parts are needed this may take a little longer. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    To note all Action Scheduled reports are auto closed after 28 days, the fault however will be fixed within the timescale stated above which may be sooner or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 07:10, Mon 24 January 2022

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Tue 22 February 2022

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.