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Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
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Anyone else go through Edgbaston tunnel on the canal path near Five Ways regularly? The lights in the long tunnel have been out for weeks. I reported it to the council on 2 July using the number on…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tomas Nov 14, 2015.

 

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Tomas replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Definitely still working today. Well done BCC!"
Nov 14, 2015
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"I saw the workmen there this morning and one, a cheery bloke with a beard,  told me the lights'd be on today.  It is great to see that they are -  I'll be riding that way later. An update from BCC:   I can…"
Nov 13, 2015
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"I've just been told the lights are back on again."
Nov 13, 2015
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"  An update from the Street Services team at BCC.   Works according to our contractor are due to commence to the vandalised feeder pillar on 13/11/15. They will be on site from around 9.30am. Street ServicesTel : 0121 675…"
Nov 12, 2015
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Aw... @#@*%# !"
Nov 9, 2015
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Someone thought it would be fun to set fire to the junction box: "
Nov 9, 2015
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"The tunnel was dark when I rode in this morning.  What has happened?  Have the lights failed already?"
Nov 9, 2015
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"I rode through today, and the lighting level was about right for me.  I like the way the lights are set to point at the bricks on the tow-path side rather than illuminating the water indiscriminately."
Oct 12, 2015
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"The lighting needs to be adjusted so that it is bright enough that you can see where you are going after entering the tunnel on a sunny day, but not so bright that at night you're blinded in the tunnel and then can't see anything once you…"
Oct 9, 2015
Steve Nickless replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Ashted tunnel next please."
Oct 9, 2015
Simon replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"We got stopped by the workmen and their inspectors as we went through and first got abused and blamed for it in a good natured way (we were wearing BCC clothing) and then asked if it was up to scratch.  Not sure what they would have done if…"
Oct 9, 2015
Tomas replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"just been through; workmen chugging away on their barge. New lights installed and all working. It's a bit bright-white for my taste, but definitely a lot better. All we need to do now is persuade BCC to illuminate the rest of the towpaths…"
Oct 9, 2015
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"As I understand it it's paid for by BCC using BCR money. Once complete, CRT will be responsible for maintenance."
Oct 9, 2015
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Great to see work being done on the tunnel.  When I asked who was paying for it - and whether the CRT or BCC had taken responsibility for the future, one of the workmen commented that the new lights "should be good for ten to twenty…"
Oct 9, 2015
ARKrider replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Im not sure what is safer. Risked getting mugged, and beaten by a gang of drug dealers, or thieves, or get run over by cars on the roundabout! Why is Birmingham's highways council so stupid!!!!???!!! They make even walking to…"
Oct 2, 2015
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"I would suggest Tahir Ali, but you will need to be persistent. BCC are "looking for" funding to sort out the lights in the tunnel, but IMHO there are higher priorities for lighting.   Curzon Street tunnel has big portals to let…"
Sep 30, 2015

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Jewellery Quarter
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I started cycling to work in March 2012. Much better than the train - literally a breath of fresh air! I tend to use the Worcester & Birmingham Canal towpath a lot.

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