EDINBURGH TRAM INFO - Signs
page last updated Q2 2015
ROAD & TRAM SIGNS
Tram signal at Gyle.
Crossover signal at West End - Princes Street stop. These are yellow in colour to differentiate them from the usual signalling which is in white.
ROAD AND TRAM SIGNS
The Government have provided legislation to ensure that road uses are faced with a standardised set of road signs no matter where they are in the country. These are the 2012 details.
Road signs are presented in such a way as to make the information clear, without fuss, and in as few words as possible.
The Department of Transport has a formula to determine how long it should take a driver to read and process any particular sign. The number of words or destinations used is divided by three and then two added. A sign with six words will for example take four seconds to read – which is the maximum advised by the Government.
Take for example the sign shown in this picture.
Other interesting signs are the “…. use alternate route”. The correct word is of course to use an alternative route. The “…use both lanes” probably wouldn’t make the motorist to popular! Perhaps an instruction to use either lane might be more appropriate.
The last sign seems to be an instruction to any animal wanting to use the City Bypass near the Gogar Depot?
Many temporary signs were erected around the Edinburgh Tram Network. These are featured in the many photographs on this page.
Please click on any image to view it at a larger scale. You will then be able to navigate forwards and backwards between photos or see them as a slide show.
Images of road signs for Trams -
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