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Timings

Reported via mobile in the General Fault category anonymously at 13:45, Monday 13 June 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3592543.

Severe congestion being caused by traffic light timing at chalkers corner meaning that only a few cars can move from chiswick Bridge towards Richmond at a time.

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  • Stuck in traffic for 30 minutes trying to get to Richmond from Chiswick. Dangerous bottleneck at junction because of faulty traffic lights.

    Posted anonymously at 14:20, Monday 13 June 2022

  • Chaos in every direction-cars able turn right from Lower Richmond rd into Clifford ave in face of oncoming traffic from Chiswick Bridge. There will be a serious accident.

    Posted anonymously at 15:54, Monday 13 June 2022

  • Massive congestion on Clifford Avenue that is causing problems all the way back to the A4 and Hammersmith because the sequence of the traffic lights have been changed not allowing more than four or five cars to pass at one time. Please change back to previous sequence asap or we will have complete gridlock.

    Posted anonymously at 20:03, Monday 13 June 2022

  • Still not fixed at 10pm even though reported early in the day. This junction is just a very serious accident waiting to happen. There is no point to the current sequence so it has to be an error. Fix it!

    Posted anonymously at 22:03, Monday 13 June 2022

  • First noticed the issue Monday morning as I was stuck in traffic backed up across Chiswick Bridge at approximately 7:30am. Issue not fixed Monday evening at 7pm and traffic backed up almost to Hogarth Roundabout/A4. Timings still incorrect Tuesday morning at 7:20am, traffic backed up to Hartington Road.

    Posted anonymously at 08:58, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Tuesday 14th 9am - traffic light timing at Chalker’s corner still not corrected and causing 30 min delay from Chiswick heading to Richmond. Probably backing up to Hammersmith. This needs to be fixed asap.

    Posted anonymously at 09:00, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has now been investigated and we can confirm that there is a non-urgent fault at these traffic lights. We have therefore referred it to our contractors, and you should see an improvement within 28 days. If you need anything else, or have any questions, please 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 14:16, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • The timings on the lights have been changed or are faulty. This is the second day, with unnecessary long delays, and dangerous queuing. I see there is a statement to the effect this is seen as non-urgent, and will be dealt with in 28 days. Given the importance of this junction and these roads, for local and wider traffic needs, it does seem more urgent than that,

    Posted anonymously at 14:30, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • How can this be categorised as non-urgent when it is clearly dangerous for everyone? The contractors should be there now fixing it. 28 days is ridiculous.^

    Posted anonymously at 14:31, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. We appreciate this, however, we wanted to let you know that this issue has already been reported on Streetcare. You may wish to view updates on its progress by searching on the location on the map and clicking the pin. You can also add your own update if you would like to. Should you need anything else please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234.

    Posted by TfL at 15:20, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Traffic still gridlocked. This is hardly “non-urgent” as it a major intersection on the South Circular Road. Get it fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 15:34, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Traffic chaos at Chauker’s Corner. Lights appear to be out of zinc. Been this way for three days now. Why is nothing being done? In particular, the traffic flowing south from Chiswick Bridge can no longer pass through both sets of lights like it used to. Causing major tailbacks

    Posted anonymously at 16:10, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Traffic situation horrendous, light phasing southbound on A316, is adding 30 minutes to journey Tim - but there will be a SERIOUS ACCIDENT soon due to cars cutting in / jumping lights. Please fix this URGENTLY.

    Posted by Paul D at 16:53, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • The traffic lights at Chalkers Corner are out of phase …. Traffic here is terrible already due to Hammersmith bridge closure.. please fix asap !

    Posted anonymously at 17:58, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Horrendous delay of 30 mins on Monday and again today, Tuesday. Clearly the traffic lights have an issue as no cars further down the road. Causing grid lock for miles.

    Posted by Dan Gwyther at 18:14, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Still completely out of sync - causing massive delays coming over chiswick bridge and when coming to wards chalkers corner from Kew. Compounded by roadworks on Kew bridge - so making journey in any direction difficult. Please sort asap

    Posted anonymously at 18:54, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Total gridlock again today, traffic backed all the way up to Hogarth roundabout and onto the A4. This has to be an urgent priory to sort.

    Posted anonymously at 18:59, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • It’s great that you have acknowledged that there is a problem that needs to be repaired. However a 28 day service level to get it repaired is surely not appropriate for such a significant intersection and traffic hot spot? Other comments have highlighted dangerous behaviour by drivers. I live in Grove Park and this is severely effecting local residents. I would have thought this is an urgent issue. Please can you accelerate the repair or reclassify as urgent. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 19:47, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Lights are out of sync, traffic blocking all sides.

    Posted anonymously at 19:53, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • This is NOT a non urgent problem! The timing issue with the lights is causing misery for locals who have to use this junction, and worsening pollution on the already heavily congested Lower Richmond Road.

    Posted anonymously at 19:57, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Please Fix this traffic light out of Sync !! Leave in the area and is a nightmare .Taking an extra 45 minutes to come home .Does TFL do not care about their residents, Surely not !! 28 days to change a light bulb . What a joke !!

    Posted anonymously at 20:36, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • You still haven’t sorted the traffic lights at Chalkers Corner which are out of sync and causing huge delays as well as huge amounts of air pollution with all the cars stuck at a standstill! My son missed half of his maths GCSE on Monday because it took me 40 mins to travel 1/4 of a mile! Come on TfL sort these lights out. This is becoming a dangerous junction with cars now jumping the lights in frustration. Can you please sort this out asap

    Posted anonymously at 21:09, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • This traffic light fault needs to be fixed urgently. There are hundreds of hours wasted every day by drivers waiting at this junction. In addition the extra petrol costs for the extra 30 mins idling time due congestion. The increase in car emissions alone makes this an immediate repair.

    Posted anonymously at 21:41, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Traffic chaos - very dangerous situation as cars are stranded in the middle of oncoming traffic due to the phasing of the lights. It is a major junction so needs sorting asap.

    Posted anonymously at 22:11, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Why have the lights not been fixed . This is urgent snd is causing absolute chaos in the whole area . It took me an hour and half to do the school run a journey which should be 15 mins max. This has been going on for 2 days . What exactly has to happen for the council and TfL to take notice and do something about it

    Posted anonymously at 22:31, Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Queued for an hour on Monday from Chiswick to get through the lights, which are out of sync only allowing a few cars though on each sequence. Tuesday diverted via Kew and back-streets, which now experiencing increased congestion and traffic as a result. Many frustrated drivers. There are no other options to get across the river. Correcting the timing sequence needs to be done urgently, it is causing congestion and dangerous traffic levels to the surrounding area.

    Posted anonymously at 06:06, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Chalkers Corner new traffic light phasing is a joke! Massive environmentally unfriendly tailbacks Westbound! Solution: Revert to previous phasing asap!

    Posted anonymously at 07:09, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • The traffic lights are not synchronised correctly so only about 4 cars get through from chiswick towards richmond took me 1 3/4 hours to get home due to this v dangerous the A316 light goes green at mortlake turn …then the next light is on red at the main junction so nothing can move only what can fit in that small bit nothing can move forward dreadful

    Posted anonymously at 07:23, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Traffic, congestion and pollution is terrible over Chiswick bridge, especially coming towards Mortlake and this problem needs to be addressed urgently. This is even more of a problem as this is the only practical route across of the river due to the continued failure to repair Hammersmith Bridge.

    Posted anonymously at 07:53, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • This is a very urgent problem!! Traffic yesterday evening was backed up to the Hogarth roundabout and onto the Great West Road to Hammersmith. Absolutely unbelievable that its not been fixed as of yesterday as the problem has been evident since Monday 13/6. Local road closures by the council have blocked any alternative routes. Get it fixed NOW.

    Posted anonymously at 08:59, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • This needs fixing as soon as possible. It’s causing massive tailbacks to the Hogarth Roundabout and is blocking the only access to my street. There are no alternative routes that can be used due to the ridiculous LTNs that have been introduced so this should be upgraded from a “non-urgent” issue because of the increased pollution these delays are causing

    Posted anonymously at 09:16, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • FIXED! 9am Wednesday the traffic lights seem to have been fixed now with the original timings working. As described above it was causing pointless queues and should be a simple software adjustment. The cynic in me thinks this was deliberate and part of the Mayor's crusade to destroy motorist's lives.

    Posted anonymously at 09:58, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. We appreciate this, however, we wanted to let you know that this issue has already been reported on Streetcare. You may wish to view updates on its progress by searching on the location on the map and clicking the pin. You can also add your own update if you would like to. Should you need anything else please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234.

    State changed to: Duplicate

    Posted by TfL at 10:06, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • This is ridiculous. Still not fixed on Tuesday, but hey this is England, takes time and react. Same thing with drivers moving on on the yellow light. They take their time and that’s another cause of traffic. This light are out of sync. Maybe they want us to buy more petrol.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 13:05, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Thank you TfL for changing this from a 'fix in 28 days' status to getting it sorted, owing to the huge impact, and then letting us know, a great help to plan journeys. Out of interest, to share information with us, what was the problem, and what solution was needed?

    Posted anonymously at 13:24, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Thank you both TfL and the contractor team for prioritising this and fixing it.

    Posted by Paul D at 14:47, Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. We’re pleased to let you know that your report has now been resolved. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 12:49, Monday 20 June 2022

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