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A signal is an indicator that through a displayed indication, conveys the status of the track ahead to Drivers passing it. This could be a signal, with 3 or 4 lights mounted on a pole or shunt signals near the ground producing a white and red pattern.

Mechanics

Signals work by using sensors mounted on the track to check if a train is present. The sensor in question will then report its status to a signalling centre and will change the signal aspects behind it to tell Drivers that they need to slow down and stop as their route cannot be set due to a conflicting move or train in front.

Signal meanings

A green aspect (Proceed) tells the driver that their route is clear and that they can proceed at line speed. The next aspect is usually green but can sometimes be (double) yellow. If this signal is shown, it will trigger an electrical ping from the AWS. This ping does not have to be acknowledged and is there to alert the driver.

A double yellow aspect (Preliminary Caution) tells the driver that their route is not clear after two signals ahead and they must slow down in preparation to stop at the red signal. The next aspect will always be yellow unless it changes as more of the train's route is clear. If this signal is next it will trigger an AWS sound in the form of a loud continuous beep and must be acknowledged by the driver by pressing Q or by clicking the warning symbol.

A yellow aspect (Caution) tells the driver that the next signal can be red (Danger) and that they must slow down in preparation to stop at the next signal. The next aspect will be red (Danger) unless it changes as more the train's route is clear or the Signaller sets the signal to caution. The speed limit on SCR past this aspect is 45 mph until the signal aspect clears to a less restrictive aspect. However, it is found in some places to designate a speed limit decrease to 45 mph. If this signal is next it will trigger an AWS horn in the form of a loud continuous beep and must be acknowledged by the driver by pressing Q or by clicking the warning symbol.

A red aspect (Danger) tells the driver that they must stop at this signal and they must come to a complete stop by the signal. They must not proceed past this signal and if they do, automatic emergency braking is applied and will bring the train to a halt. The term for passing this signal is Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD). The train has no clearance beyond this point. If this signal is next it will trigger an AWS horn in the form of a loud continuous beep and must be acknowledged by the driver by pressing Q or by clicking the warning symbol.

Shunt signals

This type of signal is found in most depots and sidings. It is mounted to the ground unlike regular signals. It has three lights in a triangular shape and two white lights mean proceed at caution whereas any other indication should be taken as a stop signal or a malfunction.

Shunt signal meanings

A double red aspect (Danger) tells the driver that they must stop at this signal and they must come to a complete stop by the signal. They may not proceed past this signal and if they do, automatic emergency braking is applied and will bring the train to a halt. The term for passing this signal is Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD). The train has no clearance beyond this point. If this signal is next it will trigger an AWS horn in the form of a loud continuous beep and must be acknowledged by the driver by pressing Q or by clicking the warning symbol.

A double white aspect (Proceed) tells the driver that the route is clear to the next signal and that they can proceed at the speed limit, while being able to stop at the next signal if necessary. The next aspect can be any indication - another shunt signal at danger or proceed or a full signal at any aspect. If this signal is next it will trigger an electrical ping from the AWS. This ping does not have to be acknowledged and is there to alert the driver.

Indicators

There are two types of signal indicators: Feather and Alphanumeric. Both types are purely cosmetic and Drivers are not required to make any additional input.

An image of Signal A126 with a feather indicator at the Morganstown triangle.

Signal A126 with an illuminated right feather indicator at the Morganstown triangle, showing the route that the train will take

Feather Indicator

A feather signal is a type of signal that has one or two rows of white lights (called feathers) mounted above the aspect lights. When appropriate, they illuminate to indicate the direction of divergence.

The addition of feather signals was long requested by the community and they were sneak-peeked during Innovations Director BanTech's livestream on 6 January 2022 - despite never being formally sneak-peeked on the SCR Official Discord server.

Feather signals are triggered upon passing the signal prior as only then can the route be detected. As a result, Signallers have no control over setting feathers before a train approaches a signal.

These indicators were added as part of the 1.9.0 update and are found at most junctions.

An image of Signal S564 with an alphanumeric screen to indicate the assigned route or platform.

Signal S564 displaying '0' on the approach to Llyn-by-the-Sea, indicating Platform 0

Alphanumeric Route Indicator

Alphanumeric route indicators (also known as theatre-style) are similar to feather indicators, but instead of rows of white lights indicating direction of divergence, a screen mounted on top of the aspect lights displays a letter or number, indicating the assigned route or platform.

Likewise with feathered signals, they were teased during BanTech's livestream on 6 January 2022.

These indicators were added as part of the 1.9.1 update and are commonly found upon approach of a major station.

Locations

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Alphabetical
Station Symbols
(bolded)
Platform(s)/Signal(s) Routes
Stepford East Mainline Platform 1 and 2 Any route that passes through St Helens Bridge
Whitefield Any route that runs on the Whitefield branch
St Helens Bridge Morganstown Platform 3 and 4 Any Stepford Connect route that runs on the Morganstown branch
Benton Any Stepford Connect route that goes via Benton
Morganstown Docks Greenslade Platform 1 Any route that terminates at Greenslade
Morganstown Morganstown Shuttle and Stepford Express routes
Stepford Airport Central Fast Platform 4 and 5 R051 and R056
Platform 6 Any fast AirLink route that terminates at Stepford Central
Slow/Stopper Platform 4 and 5 R054
Platform 6 Any AirLink stopper route that terminates at Stepford Central
Between Leighton Stepford Road and Leighton City Line A/B S355, S357 Any Stepford Connect and Stepford Express routes that go from Leighton Stepford Road to Leighton City
Numerical
Station Symbol(s) Signal In use for
Willowfield 1, 2, 3 C088 Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 1-3
Beechley 3, 4 C060A Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 3-4
Stepford Victoria 1, 2, 3 S002 Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 1-3
4, 5, 6 S004 Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 4-6
Stepford Central 1, 2, 3 S024 Stepford Express trains terminating at Platforms 1-3
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 S026 Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 4-9
12, 13, 14, 15 S028 AirLink trains terminating at Platforms 12-15
Newry 1 W060 Waterline trains terminating at Platform 1
2, 3 Waterline and Stepford Express trains terminating at Platforms 2-3
Llyn-by-the-Sea 0, 1, 2 S564 Stepford Express trains terminating at Platforms 0-2
3, 4, 5, 6 S565 Stepford Express trains terminating at Platforms 3-6
7, 8, 9, 10, 11 S566 Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 7-11
Greenslade 1, 2 W003 Waterline trains terminating at Platforms 1-2
Whitefield 1, 2, 3 C045 Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 1-3
Stepford Airport Central 0, 1, 2 S285 Stepford Connect trains terminating at Platforms 0-2
1, 2 A099 (Plat. 3) AirLink trains heading to Airport Terminal 1/Airport Terminal 2
3 A093, A097 AirLink trains arriving at Platform 3
4 AirLink trains terminating at Platform 4
Airport Terminal 3 1, 2 A159 AirLink trains terminating at Platforms 1-2
Leighton Stepford Road 1 S349 AirLink trains terminating at Platform 1
2, 3 Stepford Connect and Stepford Express trains arriving at Platforms 2-3
4, 5 S342, S344 Stepford Connect and Stepford Express trains arriving at Platforms 4-5
Leighton City 1, 2 S359 Stepford Connect and Stepford Express trains arriving at Platforms 1-2
3, 4 S358, S361 Stepford Connect and Stepford Express trains terminating at Platforms 3-4
5, 6 S360 Stepford Connect and Stepford Express trains arriving at Platforms 5-6
Connolly 1, 2, 3 W100 Waterline trains terminating at Platforms 1-3
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