Road Traffic (London)

Transport written question – answered on 30th November 2005.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Conservative, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many traffic lights there were in London in (a) 1999–2000 and (b) 2004–05.

Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Traffic signals in London are the responsibility of the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL). Before 3 July 2000, traffic signals in London were the responsibility of the Traffic Control Systems Unit, a body which was subsumed into TfL, and the London boroughs.

The total number of Traffic Signal sites 1 in Greater London was (a) , on 31 March 2000, 4,236 and (b) , on 31 March 2005, 4,978.

For further information please contact:

Mark Beasley

Chief Engineer Performance and Maintenance

Directorate of Traffic Operations, Surface Transport

Transport for London

Windsor House

42–50 Victoria Street

London SW1H OTL

1 A traffic Signal site is defined as a separate junction or pedestrian crossing

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