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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 Kenofski Jul 9.

 

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Kenofski replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"LED lights wouldn't really make a difference. LED is guaranteed for 25 years but the driver will last a lot less than that. I suspect the lights are wired in two circuits. Each circuit may have one fault on it, a faulty ballast or igniter in…"
Jul 9
CKS replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Perhaps the lights are shorting-out because of damp?  200 year old tunnel roofs aren't particularly water-proof."
Jul 9
LS replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"I'm no lighting expert but wouldn't it be worth changing to LED? My kitchen lights are going to last 25 years allegedly."
Jul 9
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"A quick update: I have had a letter dated 3 July (rec'd today - 9 July) from Cllr Huxtable (Bournville) to say Paul O'Day has responded but have not yet received that response. Meanwhile, I have received the message below from the Canal…"
Jul 9
Kim replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"A couple at the south end seemed not to be.  But there were enough to see by, which is the main thing. Maybe it's a work in progress?"
Jun 24
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"All of them? "
Jun 24
Kim replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"The lights were working this morning."
Jun 24
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Yes - I saw them on my way home this evening.  So what about the rest?"
Jun 22
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"After 30 days half the lights were turned on today: "
Jun 22
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Thanks, Shivaji. Someone also raised the issue at the Cycle Forum (which technically speaking was yesterday evening). The more people who contact their councillors, the more pressure is applied to getting the lights fixed. Needless to say my own…"
Jun 18
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"I have contacted Cll Sealey in Bournville including a link to the very useful piece on the Pushbikes site.  He responded to say:"I have asked my colleague Cllr. Huxtable for some assistance with your request as I know he has in the past…"
Jun 18
Shivaji Shiva replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Thanks!  "
Jun 17
Cookie replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Had the same problem with the Curzon St Tunnel which broke in 2013.  After being passed around between departments was told they are too expensive too fix!"
Jun 17
Kim replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"Of course they don't have to fix the light bulb.  They could opt to run a wide segregated cycleway with priority at all the junctions down the Bristol Road instead."
Jun 17
Robert replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
Jun 17
Rob not Bob replied to Natasha Sweet's discussion Edgbaston tunnel is in the dark
"belated response to this inane tripe, I work for BCC and I have not taken a day  sick in years, I have also not had a pay rise in three years and I will not be getting one this year. Like the majority of public sector workers I do a hard and…"
Oct 4, 2012

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Jewellery Quarter
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Hybrid ladies Trek
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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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