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Old September 3rd, 2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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Station Name Signs In Your City's Metro

Station Name Signs In Your City's Metro
How do signs showing the name of the metro station you are currently at look like? How do directional signs in your city's metro station look like?

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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I just stumbled upon a website showing the new departure monitors in Munich: http://www.mvg-mobil.de/defas.htm

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 03:54 PM   #3
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Mind translating the content of the webpage? Thanks...

This link would go better in the ''Electronic Display Boards'' thread.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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Here's one from London Underground:


Toronto, Paris, Montréal, NY and Chicago don't have one (AFAIK).
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:54 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Here's one from London Underground:


Toronto, Paris, Montréal, NY and Chicago don't have one (AFAIK).
its false
certain lines of Paris metro are one


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Old September 3rd, 2005, 11:03 PM   #6
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Hong Kong's MTR

Chinese names follow a Chinese brush style
Source : http://www.gakei.com







Since the MTR provides a lot of consultancy work for mainland metros, similar calligraphy designs are found in Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

Smaller, more subdued characters :



Directional signs :

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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:20 AM   #7
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Old January 8th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #9
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Subway Station Signs - Any Preferences?

Subway Station Signs - Any Preferences?

Different subways have station signs presented in different designs and formats. Which designs or formats are most asthetically pleasing to your eye and yet informative?

Subway station signs include signs directing passengers to the station entrances, platforms, station name.

Please feel free to contribute pictures of subway station signs & state your preferences!

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Old January 8th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #10
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I haven't come across complicated station signs, although I have had problems with finding signs, especially on the New York subway. London and Paris are perhaps the best when it comes to signage for the cities I've been to, especially since their systems have many interchanges.
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Entrance to Suburban Station Philadelphia, PA www.septa.org





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Old January 8th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #12
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I'm really fond of the Parisian sign system: a clear and readily recognizable (M) with the coloured 'bullet' (to use the NY term) with the numbers inside next to it. All stations use these symbols consequently, and it is hard to get lost, even in the maze of tunnels that makes up many of the Parisian stations. Inside the cars, the routes are displayed clearly above every door, with the 'correspondances' (transfers to either other metro lines, RER or (inter)national railways) cleary indicated at every station. And very useful for tourists: the main attractions are indicated in a brown cartouche at the relevant station.
I also think the map has progressed: RATP has adopted the schematic system as originally designed by Harry Beck for London's Tube Map, and every line has its own color (although those colors aren't really distinguishable from each other, with multiple shades of pink, brown and/or green).
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Old January 9th, 2006, 02:32 AM   #13
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I love the signage of the São Paulo Subway system...

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Old January 9th, 2006, 03:08 AM   #14
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I really like that design for São Paulo! I wish Vancouver's Skytrain would get something that had a very simple but stylish logo, perhaps like Tokyo who has a stylised S.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 03:24 AM   #15
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Every station in Mexico City metro has a unique logo


Each station is identified by a unique logo related to the name of the station or the area around it. For example, Metro Zapata, named after Emiliano Zapata, depicts a moustachioed revolutionary wearing a sombrero in green background. On the other hand Metro Pino Suárez, named after another hero of the Revolution, shows the Aztec ruins found during the construction of the station as its symbol.



The logo's background colours reflect those of the line the station serves. Stations serving two or more lines show the respective colours of each line in diagonal stripes. The idea of using logos in addition to names was to assist those passengers who have difficulty reading.



















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Old January 9th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #16
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New York's MTA signage isn't all that spectacular. I do like the London Underground's though, which has been around for some time now, yet still looks nice. It's also easily recognizable.
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Old January 9th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #17
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I really like London's. It's simple.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 08:02 PM   #18
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I believe that this website has been cited here before (I certainly have), it xompiles metro logos from around the world. Feel free to peruse them and compare for esthetic value. They've also got some pretty interesting metro-related stuff such as sounds and route analysis (?!).

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Old January 11th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #19
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As far as signs and symbols go, nothing for me beats the London underground.

It's symbol would easily have to be the most recognized in the world. It doesn't have to say London, everyone knows it's London. It is simply the most iconic transport symbol on the planet.



I also find the stations themselves to have excellent signage, from strategically placed maps, diagrams and directions.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #20
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Ah, the "roundel". Yes, that's a classic. And it has been since (I believe) 1913 (!). But the most iconic transport symbol? Hmmm...



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