Swedish signals

Latest change 1997-11-09 by Krister Johannesson. Svenska Hierarchy Homepage Homepage/Railways Bottom

Pre signals have intermittent lights while main signals have constant lights.
Expect go Expect go 40 Expect stop
Go Go 40 Stop

Combined pre and warning signals are situated on lines where the distance between the signals is less than 3000 metres.
Go expect go Go expect stop Go 40 Stop
Go expect go Go expect go 40 Go expect stop Go 40 Go 40 shortened trainway Stop

Example 1. The drawing shows a single-track line with a station to handle trains encountering each other. Two trains are at the moment approaching the station but none of them has reached it yet. The arrows show the directions of incoming trains, and red lines symbolize the ways that are set for the trains. The signals on a single-track line are normally situated to the left of the track. Thus are, except for the red one to the left, the signals on the upper part of the drawing visible from trains coming from the left. The lower signals are, except for the red one to the right at the station, visible from trains coming from the right. Signals giving information to trains using the right of two parallel tracks are situated on the right side of the track. Thus are the two red lights to the left at the station visible from trains coming from the right, while the two red lights to the right are visible from trains coming from the left.




Example 2. The drawing shows a double-track line with combined pre and main signals. The arrows show the directions of incoming trains, and the red line symbolizes the way that is set for a passing train. The signals to the left in the signal groups are visible from trains coming from the left on the drawing, while the signals to the right in the signal groups are visible from trains coming from the right on the drawing.




Thanks to:

Per Forsström
Micha Persson
Daniel Wallèn
Thord Wedlund

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