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Traffic lights

How to report an issue with a traffic light

Most traffic lights and pedestrian signals in South Tyneside are maintained by the Regional Traffic Signal Service based in Newcastle. The service covers the whole of Tyne and Wear and surrounding counties.

If you spot a signal fault, please contact the Regional Traffic Signal Service on: 

0191 278 7878 (minicom: 0191 227 3687)

or, text ROADS followed by your query to 80800

In most cases, a traffic signal technician will be on site within two hours of the report.

Temporary traffic lights

South Tyneside Council will investigate issues with temporary traffic lights. 

To report an issue with a temporary traffic light: 

Report an issue with a temporary traffic light

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