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Tramway lights are working insist council

Stratford’s Tramway Bridge Lights are fixed and working according to Stratford District Council, despite suggestions on social media that they are already malfunctioning.

A £90,000 project to fix the lights, has been dismissed as a waste of money by some who say investing more cash into an already costly and problematic feature, has been a mistake.

Though the lights were only turned back on this month, they have already attracted criticism on social media with suggestions that some sections not lighting up and others are out of sequence with the rest of the display.

However, a spokesperson from Stratford District Council, said: “The remedial works to the ground lights on the Tramway Bridge have been largely completed. The lights are currently running 24/7 for a month or so whilst they undergo what is called a ‘soak test’, which is intended to verify all the components.

“During this period a simple running RGB (red/green/blue) colour change will be in use. Once the test has been completed any electronic glitches or component failures arising will be rectified and the lights will be re-programmed in the New Year to undertake various other colours/patterns.”

The Tramway Bridge lights were originally installed at a cost of £138,000 in 2010, but stopped working.

Despite the large cost the council says the chance of recouping any of that original outlay from the company who installed the lights is remote due to the financial status of the firm.

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