Traffic Lights - Deptford Broadway

MQT on 2003-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2003
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


TfL's rephasing of traffic lights at the Deptford Broadway/Deptford Bridge/Deptford Church St/Brookmill Road junction around 12 months ago has led to a major build-up of traffic right along Brookmill Road, throughout most of the day and every evening - bringing noise and pollution problems for local residents along Brookmill Road and the small streets leading off it. Will you inititiate an immediate review of the traffic light phasing at this junction?



Answer for Traffic Lights - Deptford Broadway

Answer for Traffic Lights - Deptford Broadway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I can confirm that TfL has not modified signal timing or phasing at this site during the period you suggest. There have, however, been intermittent problems with data transmission between the signals and the central computer control, which has caused the signals to operate in isolation from the surrounding network.These problems started to occur in February 2003 and the cause was finally identified and rectified in September 2003. There have been no further problems reported since then. Congestion in the surrounding streets was intensified because, when the signals went to localised control, the timings did not accurately reflect local needs. This has now also been adjusted so that any future problems with data transmission will not have such a significant impact on the local road network.TfL will be checking that these signals continue to operate correctly. .