Traffic lights out at busy Southampton junction

Daily Echo: Traffic lights out at busy Southampton junction Traffic lights out at busy Southampton junction

Traffic lights have failed at a major Southampton junction.

The signals are down at the junction of Archers Road and Hill Lane due to an electrical fault, causing slow moving traffic during the morning rush hour.

A spokeswoman from Southampton City Council said: “It appears that yesterday evening both us and the Police were alerted to the fact that the signals kept going off and on again.

“An engineer went to the site and determined that it appeared to be an electrical controller fault and as it was a wet evening the safest action was to turn them completely off and bag them until a repair could be carried out in the morning.”

Engineers are in the process of repairing the lights.

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10:55am Wed 6 Feb 13

Cerdicjute says...

How many power stations are required to provide electricity for the multitude of traffic lights in Southampton?
How many power stations are required to provide electricity for the multitude of traffic lights in Southampton? Cerdicjute

10:58am Wed 6 Feb 13

Lone Ranger. says...

....... And when the lights were switched back on traffic resumed to normal ....... with queues up Hill Lane, Archers Road and Howards Road
....... And when the lights were switched back on traffic resumed to normal ....... with queues up Hill Lane, Archers Road and Howards Road Lone Ranger.

12:07pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Taskforce 141 says...

I hazard to guess that with the lights out traffic is moving smoothly and safely! when will someone turn them all off and prove that traffic lights cause congestion and accidents?
I hazard to guess that with the lights out traffic is moving smoothly and safely! when will someone turn them all off and prove that traffic lights cause congestion and accidents? Taskforce 141

12:22pm Wed 6 Feb 13

jimbobbo says...

Oooosh, this is breaking news...
Oooosh, this is breaking news... jimbobbo

2:16pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bazzeroz says...

Oh NO!! I was going out today!!!!! What to do now, what to do now? I'm all in a pickle, oh deary me! Help!
Oh NO!! I was going out today!!!!! What to do now, what to do now? I'm all in a pickle, oh deary me! Help! bazzeroz

3:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Zeo says...

Breaking news - Traffic flows freely in Southampton! Councillors and traffic planners bamboozled on how this happened.
Breaking news - Traffic flows freely in Southampton! Councillors and traffic planners bamboozled on how this happened. Zeo

4:26pm Wed 6 Feb 13

wossit says...

Why did he not just just tent it like bt do ?
Why did he not just just tent it like bt do ? wossit

5:10pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Georgem says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
....... And when the lights were switched back on traffic resumed to normal ....... with queues up Hill Lane, Archers Road and Howards Road
Indeed. In a lot of cases like this, "slow moving traffic" is an improvement.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: ....... And when the lights were switched back on traffic resumed to normal ....... with queues up Hill Lane, Archers Road and Howards Road[/p][/quote]Indeed. In a lot of cases like this, "slow moving traffic" is an improvement. Georgem

5:10pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Georgem says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
....... And when the lights were switched back on traffic resumed to normal ....... with queues up Hill Lane, Archers Road and Howards Road
Indeed. In a lot of cases like this, "slow moving traffic" is an improvement.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: ....... And when the lights were switched back on traffic resumed to normal ....... with queues up Hill Lane, Archers Road and Howards Road[/p][/quote]Indeed. In a lot of cases like this, "slow moving traffic" is an improvement. Georgem

9:16pm Wed 6 Feb 13

wake up says...

seemed like the bulb for the red light on one side of the lights didnt work & the green bulb on the other side didnt work , ,, all it needed was 2 new light bulbs lol you cant make this stuff up , 2 blown bulbs baffled the electrician , the police & the councils highway officials lol HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE 2 LIGHT BULBS ? answers on a postcard to your local highway agencies please.....
seemed like the bulb for the red light on one side of the lights didnt work & the green bulb on the other side didnt work , ,, all it needed was 2 new light bulbs lol you cant make this stuff up , 2 blown bulbs baffled the electrician , the police & the councils highway officials lol HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE 2 LIGHT BULBS ? answers on a postcard to your local highway agencies please..... wake up

12:05pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Gozza1 says...

wake up wrote:
seemed like the bulb for the red light on one side of the lights didnt work & the green bulb on the other side didnt work , ,, all it needed was 2 new light bulbs lol you cant make this stuff up , 2 blown bulbs baffled the electrician , the police & the councils highway officials lol HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE 2 LIGHT BULBS ? answers on a postcard to your local highway agencies please.....
Given that "An engineer went to the site and determined that it appeared to be an electrical controller fault", what information do you have that the engineer in attendance didn't? Just because two lamps are out doesn't necessarily mean that they are the root cause.
[quote][p][bold]wake up[/bold] wrote: seemed like the bulb for the red light on one side of the lights didnt work & the green bulb on the other side didnt work , ,, all it needed was 2 new light bulbs lol you cant make this stuff up , 2 blown bulbs baffled the electrician , the police & the councils highway officials lol HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE 2 LIGHT BULBS ? answers on a postcard to your local highway agencies please.....[/p][/quote]Given that "An engineer went to the site and determined that it appeared to be an electrical controller fault", what information do you have that the engineer in attendance didn't? Just because two lamps are out doesn't necessarily mean that they are the root cause. Gozza1

6:28pm Thu 7 Feb 13

dand_uk says...

Dear Southampton City Council,

PLEASE turn these lights off permanently! Traffic flows without traffic lights and people can even cross the road without waiting 6minutes!

This is called using your brain and negotiating not blindly waiting for a green light! Please see the following youtube link to a town in chesire who have removed their traffic lights - and guess what - traffic flows smoother!!!!

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=-vzDDMzq7
d0

Do it for better air quality and better sanity of local residents!
Dear Southampton City Council, PLEASE turn these lights off permanently! Traffic flows without traffic lights and people can even cross the road without waiting 6minutes! This is called using your brain and negotiating not blindly waiting for a green light! Please see the following youtube link to a town in chesire who have removed their traffic lights - and guess what - traffic flows smoother!!!! http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=-vzDDMzq7 d0 Do it for better air quality and better sanity of local residents! dand_uk

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