Warning Sign/Open Level Crossing
Before the crossing
|Railway level crossing without gate or barrier ahead|
|The modern warning sign|
|TSRGD ref :||771|
|Common Plates :|
The Pre-Worboys sign consisted of a hollow red triangle above a white plate with a steam locomotive in the upper panel and the legend "CROSSING NO GATES" in the lower panel.
Since 1964 the traffic sign hasn't changed and is still used today. It consists of a pictogram of a steam locomotive inside a red triangle. In the 1964 TSRGD it was Diagram 538, until it was re-categorised in 1994 under 'Level Crossing Signs"
For more information on Level Crossings, Click HERE
Republic of Ireland
In the Republic of Ireland, signs W 120 and W 121 warn respectively of a level crossing with flashing red signals (RTS 005) and one with no red signals but with barriers or gates. The former has a pictogram of a flashing signal installation and a steam locomotive; the latter has a pictogram of a gate.
At the crossing
|Location of railway or tramway crossing without gate or barrier|
|The St Andrew's Cross|
|TSRGD ref :||774|
This sign shows the location of a railway or tramway level crossing without gate or barrier. It can be used with Wig-Wag Signals when the crossing has automatic signals. On other occasions, i.e. where there are no signals, it is commonly used in conjunction with the 'Give Way' sign.
This sign was introduced in 1964 and therefore has no Pre-Worboys version.
Since 1964 the traffic sign hasn't changed and it is still used today, it consists of a white, red-bordered St Andrew's cross. In the 1964 TSRGD it was Diagram 542, until 1994 where it was re-categorised under 'Level Crossing Signs".
For more information on level crossings, Click HERE