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Old January 25th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #161
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i like the Barcelona metro map, 'coz it's put schematic on the road map. besides the signs are ok, too,

but there is something strange on that screen schowing the trains to depart. if 'via' means 'track' or 'rail' and not 'platform' then what's happening at 22.54 on via 1??!! two different trains are going to leave the station at the same time and from the same track!! there must have been some kind of mistake, unless 'via' means 'platform' with two separate tracks or Line L6 and L7 are just the same train splitting at Grecia station. does anyone from Barca know what's going on?
Line 6 and line 7 share some tracks in the city centre, 3 stations.

By the way, the name of that station is "Gràcia", NOT "Grecia".
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Old January 25th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #162
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i like the Barcelona metro map, 'coz it's put schematic on the road map. besides the signs are ok, too,

but there is something strange on that screen schowing the trains to depart. if 'via' means 'track' or 'rail' and not 'platform' then what's happening at 22.54 on via 1??!! two different trains are going to leave the station at the same time and from the same track!! there must have been some kind of mistake, unless 'via' means 'platform' with two separate tracks or Line L6 and L7 are just the same train splitting at Grecia station. does anyone from Barca know what's going on?
I want to explain this. In fridays -and only in fridays-, by a reason I don't know, by timetable this two trains go by the same track between Pl.Catalunya and Gràcia at the same time. At the practice, the L6 train run on hour but the L7 train run with 3-4 minutes delay.
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Old January 25th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #163
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Some pics from Bangkok Subway... more pics can be found in thai forum.



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Old January 26th, 2006, 11:03 PM   #164
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Station names in Chinese calligraphy on the HK MTR.
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Old January 26th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #165
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these signs are beating all shown in this thread!!!
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Old January 27th, 2006, 01:43 AM   #166
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these signs are beating all shown in this thread!!!
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Old January 27th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #167
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Most dangerous door on the Underground:



( http://london-underground.blogspot.c...14923082272903 )

Great blog by the way, if you're at all interested in the tube.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 11:42 AM   #168
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and you still need the key!
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Old July 14th, 2006, 02:18 AM   #169
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Old July 17th, 2006, 04:17 AM   #170
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I was flipping through a book about storefront designs in a bookstore, and apparently Subte contracted out the design of its signages to an outside firm.
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Old July 17th, 2006, 04:52 AM   #171
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Most dangerous door on the Underground:



( http://london-underground.blogspot.c...14923082272903 )

Great blog by the way, if you're at all interested in the tube.

But the door is locked!
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Old July 27th, 2006, 05:19 AM   #172
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Finally,after all that bickering which made me wonder if I should just leave this thread, there is peace and quiet. On with the original purpose!
New York City's subway signs are generally easy to read, for instance the station names, route lines, and some destinations. However, sometimes there are signs missing. For instance, at the Times Square-42 St Station, signs pointing to a number 7 train suddenly disappear in the middle of a busy concourse! In addition, tourists may not understand all the extra details that follow the route line.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #173
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Most dangerous door on the Underground:



( http://london-underground.blogspot.c...14923082272903 )

Great blog by the way, if you're at all interested in the tube.
The wonderful dangerous door at LU :d brilliant :d I love it!
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Old August 1st, 2006, 07:16 AM   #174
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Buenos Aires Subway (Subte) Line A (The firis subway line in Latinamerica, 11 in the world, the firist outside North America and Europe) station Signs (old, new and 70´s)

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:46 AM   #175
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London Underground is probably the most recognisable to me. Paris with the "Metropolitain" signs are also key to me. Actually, I'd say that the NYC subway entrances are pretty easy to spot. However, my favorite system, Washington Metro, has the slyest identification. Those pylons are sometimes hard to spot.

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 09:29 AM   #176
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Some from Los Angeles:








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Old August 2nd, 2006, 10:26 AM   #177
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I LOVE the simplicity of the sign on the right of this photo:

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Old January 5th, 2016, 12:48 PM   #178
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MISC | Subway exit signs and signage

Over at the Dutch section of the forum, there's been a bit of a discussion about the new signage currently being rolled out for the Amsterdam metro system. The layout of these signs is quite minimal, without any pictograms or graphic symbols. On the plus side, this makes the design less cluttered, but the down side is that text had to be used instead of symbols.

The discussion mainly focusses on the use of the Dutch term for 'exit' ('uitgang'). As Amsterdam is (considered to be) a world city, attracting a lot of tourists who don't speak or understand Dutch, the question is why the signs have not been designed to be bilingual, or at least use some sort of pictogram that's considered to be universally applicable.

An example of the offensive signs in question:


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Anyway, it made me curious how this is solved in other cities with a metro/subway system. How is the exit conveyed on the signage of the system of your city? Does it use text, pictograms or a combination of both? Are they unilingual, bilingual or even multilingual? As always, supporting your story with some photographic evidence would be appreciated
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LONDON

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Old January 5th, 2016, 05:53 PM   #180
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Rio de Janeiro

The whole signage project: http://www.crama.com.br/clientes/metrorio/

This standard was applied in 2013-2014. Before that, it was kinda complicated for tourists to understand the signs, all in Portuguese.
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