THE SIGNAL BOX
This section is not here to provide the definitive guide to overseas signalling - there are many sites to be found elsewhere on the internet that do that already. Instead, these pages give a flavour of signalling in other countries, with particular attention to the comparison of methods and designs with British practice.
Each country has a small introduction outlining the principles behind their signalling and giving a small picture of how it works. Be aware that many countries describe their modern signalling as Centralised Traffic Control, but this can mean completely different things in different places! The only signalling installation in Britain classed as CTC was the Sheerness branch, introduced in 1959 and controlled from Sittingbourne. This was scheduled for resignalling during 2003.
Countries covered are:
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