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Wait button doesn’t work

Reported via mobile in the Pedestrian wait button not working category anonymously at 06:30, Fri 22 July 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3697069.

It’s either that the timing of the red lights when someone presses the button is too long, or that the wait button on the south side of the road (opposite library) doesn’t always work. Often if there is no one on the library side to press that button then nothing happens. You press the button on south side and it lights up but it cycles round and goes off again without the traffic lights ever changing. It’s a busy road and people get very annoyed with waiting and start taking risks and running across; it’s going to cause an accident. This isn’t a new issue, it’s been happening on and off for years. Please fix it properly.

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  • State changed to: Action scheduled

    Updated by TfL at 07:11, Fri 22 July 2022

  • Yes the wait times are far too long on this crossing and the one a bit further down by Hackney Hospital. Seems to make no difference which side presses the button - the wait times are always far too long, and you have to keep pressing the button to ensure the green man eventually appears. I have reported this before, several years ago, but still nothing has been done about this... would be great if TfL finally can get this issue sorted!

    Posted anonymously at 15:11, Fri 22 July 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, Sat 20 August 2022

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