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Flashing red traffic light

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Sort of flood lights on the Soar, Traffic lights on the Kennet at Reading,   Give us a clue what you are talking about please???? :)

 

...and railway signals on the Weaver

 

.............Dave

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The Nicholson Guide states a flashing red light means it’s unsafe for navigation. 

 

Specifically Lemonroyd Lock currently has one. It’s not listed as a stoppage on CRT’s website tho

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Aaaaah, now it makes sense. Its not a stoppage due to malfunction, just a normal thing that happens on rivers - floods (or high flow, etc). They go out once its no longer a hazard. I think you'd have a job convincing your insurance company if you went on a red, because you thought they might not update them until Monday and it "looked safe".

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But if it’s no longer a hazard, will the lights be updated, or remain red til someone gets round to changing them? ( or are they also automated?)

 

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The system at the Glory Hole in Lincoln was quite entertaining, going downstream you can't see the notice that explains the difference between red  and flashing red until it is too late to stop. The sluice at Stamp End was also behaving rather oddly in June, we had 10 mins of flashing red and a strong current, and then about 30 of no current, green light, and the water level coming back up. Repeat. 

 

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4 hours ago, Yellowback said:

If you're on a cycle you can obviously ignore all red lights!!

perhaps flashing red lights are special ones that don't apply to bikes 

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3 hours ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

The system at the Glory Hole in Lincoln was quite entertaining, going downstream you can't see the notice that explains the difference between red  and flashing red until it is too late to stop. The sluice at Stamp End was also behaving rather oddly in June, we had 10 mins of flashing red and a strong current, and then about 30 of no current, green light, and the water level coming back up. Repeat. 

 

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Both the lock and the sluice are due some TLC soon (the lock this coming winter - I don;t know when for the sluice, possibly winter is not the best time.) Maybe when that's done they'll make the lights a bit more self-explanatory and conventional - maybe red, amber, green?

 

MP.

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10 minutes ago, MoominPapa said:

Both the lock and the sluice are due some TLC soon (the lock this coming winter - I don;t know when for the sluice, possibly winter is not the best time.) Maybe when that's done they'll make the lights a bit more self-explanatory and conventional - maybe red, amber, green?

 

MP.

Good to know.  I am slightly red green colour blind,  but can normally manage traffic lights....

10 minutes ago, MoominPapa said:

Both the lock and the sluice are due some TLC soon (the lock this coming winter - I don;t know when for the sluice, possibly winter is not the best time.) Maybe when that's done they'll make the lights a bit more self-explanatory and conventional - maybe red, amber, green?

 

MP.

Good to know.  I am slightly red green colour blind,  but can normally manage traffic lights....

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To add to the fun, on the Severn and the G&S flashing red means the lockie or bridgekeeper is aware you are there but do not proceed ...

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1 hour ago, TheBiscuits said:

To add to the fun, on the Severn and the G&S flashing red means the lockie or bridgekeeper is aware you are there but do not proceed ...

I wish someone had told me that when we went down to Sharpness.  Almost tried to beat a large coaster to the bridge.

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3 hours ago, Chris Williams said:

I wish someone had told me that when we went down to Sharpness.  Almost tried to beat a large coaster to the bridge.

and on the tidal Thames a flashing white light means don't go through that arch, as something big has priority ...

 

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4 hours ago, Chris Williams said:

I wish someone had told me that when we went down to Sharpness.  Almost tried to beat a large coaster to the bridge.

 

45 minutes ago, Scholar Gypsy said:

and on the tidal Thames a flashing white light means don't go through that arch, as something big has priority ...

 

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If they are big enough it wouldn't matter if you beat them to the bridge or not ...

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1 hour ago, TheBiscuits said:

 

If they are big enough it wouldn't matter if you beat them to the bridge or not ...

Indeed. This was an interesting and unusual maneuver, as we were heading downstream with the tide, but had to give way to the inbound boat that was going flat out (normally the barges go with the tide).

 

Of course it's quite hard to stop in these circumstances, so we just drifted for a bit and that gave the inbound tug enough time to clear the arch so we could use it. If necessary we would have turned around to starboard to stem the tide.

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