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Resignalling and speed limit signs

Unread postby colin1501 » Tue Nov 1, 2016 5:10 pm

Travelled from Gilberdyke to Ferriby on Saturday, where new signalling is due to be commissioned in March 2018. No signs of any work in progress yet, except for a lot of new speed limit signs installed, bagged up, alongside existing ones. Does anyone know why these signs always seem to be replaced as part of resignalling work, even when there's no change in line speed?

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Re: Resignalling and speed limit signs

Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Tue Nov 1, 2016 5:51 pm

There doesn't seem to be a lot of point in bagging up a speed limit sign if it's exactly the same as the speed you're already restricted to - until such time as the old sign is removed, surely it's unambiguous and only acts as a reminder ?
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Re: Resignalling and speed limit signs

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Wed Nov 2, 2016 2:54 pm

There may be a number of reasons why these signs are apparently being replaced, such as current state of the existing signage, non compliance of the existing signage and proposed changes to the line speed on the section approaching the signs rather than beyond them.
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Re: Resignalling and speed limit signs

Unread postby StevieG » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:13 pm

Fast Line Floyd wrote:There may be a number of reasons why these signs are apparently being replaced, such as current state of the existing signage, non compliance of the existing signage and proposed changes to the line speed on the section approaching the signs rather than beyond them.
... or (a straw-clutch?), re-organising / creating an integrated signage serial-numbering scheme, somehow (someone decides?) justifies replacing the signs?
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Re: Resignalling and speed limit signs

Unread postby Fast Line Floyd » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:02 pm

StevieG wrote:
Fast Line Floyd wrote:There may be a number of reasons why these signs are apparently being replaced, such as current state of the existing signage, non compliance of the existing signage and proposed changes to the line speed on the section approaching the signs rather than beyond them.
... or (a straw-clutch?), re-organising / creating an integrated signage serial-numbering scheme, somehow (someone decides?) justifies replacing the signs?

Possibly.
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