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Traffic light stuck on red

Reported via mobile in the Stuck on red category anonymously at 03:33, Monday 1 April 2024

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS5789272.

I was waiting for the night bus at 3:15am. The N1 and 472 arrived at the lights controlling the junction from Woolwich town centre joining the main Plumstead Road. Both busses were waiting at red lights for 5-10mins. They were situated what seemed to be close enough to be considered normal (not too far away). Eventually a pedestrian realised the problem and pressed the pedestrian crossing button to change the lights. At this time of morning the previous 10 pedestrians did not press the button due to their being hardly any cars on the road. I have seen this issue before at the same location, and previous the driver had to roll closer to the lights for it to detect its presence and change. I believe the sensor is misplaced requiring busses to get closer to the lights than they are supposed to be for them to change, otherwise they indefinitely stay red forever.

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  • Fault raised on site to get investigated

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 03:39, Monday 1 April 2024

  • 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, Tuesday 30 April 2024

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