Request ID: FOI-2508-2223 Date published: 19 January 2023
Can you please furnish me with the exact number of times that the traffic lights at the junction of Piccadilly and Bolton Street in 2022 have been hit / damaged by vehicles , How much has the cost of repairs , Who covers the costs recovered or paid for by . Also a record of the type of vehicles that caused the damage
TfL Ref: FOI-2508-2223
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 4th January 2023 asking for information about the Bolton Street / Piccadilly Traffic Lights, London W1.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.
I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require. Your questions are answered in turn below, to the extent that we can (the numbering is mine for ease):
Question 1: Can you please furnish me with the exact number of times that the traffic lights at the junction of Piccadilly and Bolton Street in 2022 have been hit / damaged by vehicles?
Answer: The signals in question were struck and damaged 24 times during 2022 (19 of which required full replacement of pole 1). The City of Westminster are the highway authority for both Piccadilly and Bolton Street and as such are responsible for the highway layout. Westminster are planning a modification to the layout to address the vulnerability of pole 1 with their works scheduled to begin this winter.
Question 2) How much has the cost of repairs?
Question 3) Who covers the costs recovered or paid for?
Answer: The cost of repairs are covered by the maintenance payments made by TfL to our maintaining contractor. We do not hold a record of the specific costs for these repairs, as these are included within the overall maintenance payments to the contractor. Where evidence of the third party responsible for the damage is available we seek to recover costs from that party through insurance claims.
Question 4) Also a record of the type of vehicles that caused the damage?
Answer: We do not have a record of the types of vehicles that caused the damage.
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