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The wait button is not working

Reported via desktop in the Pedestrian wait button not working category anonymously at 13:55, Thu 28 April 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3489251.

A new set of traffic lights / pedestrian crossing had been installed 3 - 4 months ago outside Ark Soane Academy school building.

The main issue is that the lights revert back to Red too quickly, leaving the children too little time to cross the road. Children become too impatient and sometimes try to cross at a red signal.

The issue is more prevalent during school entry hours 08:00am-08:30am Monday - Wednesday and 08:00am-08:30am Friday morning and school exit hours hours Monday - Thursday 16:00pm - 16:15pm & Friday at 15:00pm - 15:15pm

Customer needs to the timings of the lights setting on Green to be adjusted allow for a longer amount of time for the children to cross the road, in line the above entry and exit hours of the school.

Customer has advised that there will be an increase in the number of children attending the school in September meaning a greater risk of children potentially coming to harm when trying to cross the road.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has been investigated and we can confirm that there is a fault with the pedestrian wait button. We have therefore referred this to our contractors and it will be fixed within 28 days. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 13:58, Thu 28 April 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, Fri 27 May 2022

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