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The Transport alphabet appears on road signs in the United Kingdom, and is used for all text, except route numbers on motorway signs. It is available in two weights: Transport Medium is the standard weight, and is used for pale text on a dark background, while Transport Heavy is bold, and is used for dark text on a pale background.

The Transport alphabet was created in the 1960s by designers Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert, as part of a wider-ranging remit to design motorway signage.

The Motorway alphabet is used instead of Transport for route numbers on motorway signs.

Sample:

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Further information about Transport and related downloads are available from the Media page on CBRD or Downloads page on roadsUK.



Transport alphabet
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