Traffic Signal Photos & Information: 1990s
Western Australia

General Information:

During the 1990s, Main Roads Western Australia introduced Quartz Halogen signals to Western Australia. These signals offered lower power consumption and better light output than previous signals. MRWA replaced a large number of signals across the state with these signals.

Controllers:

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Philips PSC2000 Controller:
Typical controller box used at WA intersections, manufactured by Philips. August 2008, corner of Arthur, Stirling and Spencer Streets, Bunbury.

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Pedestrian Signals:

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Call Button:
Typical Australian call button, and WA version of how to cross stuck on post above the button. August 2008, corner of Arthur, Stirling and Spencer Streets, Bunbury.

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  3 Aspect Pedestrian Signal:
Unique to WA are these 3 aspect traffic lanterns operating as pedestrian signals. They receive the same phasing as the vehicle signal, but are activated only by the call button. Details on how to use them are on the sticker above the call button. August 2008, corner of Stirling Street (former Bussell Highway alignment), Beach Road and Forest Avenue (former Perth-Bunbury / South Western Highway alignment).

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Pedestrian Signal:
Typical pedestrian signal, showing "Don't Walk" pictogram. August 2008, corner of Arthur, Stirling and Spencer Streets, Bunbury.

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Traffic Lanterns:

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3 Aspect Signal:
Typical 3 aspect traffic signal on the corner of Arthur, Stirling and Spencer Streets, Bunbury. WA is the only state that still paints its signal poles yellow for improved visability. August 2008.

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  5 Aspect Signal:
5 aspect traffic signal. In WA, the unused portion of the signal head is blanked out using a metal panel, unlike some other states, where the full 3 aspect signal body is used with a panel replacing a lens. Corner of Forest Av, Beach Rd and Stirling St, Bunbury, August 2008.

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3 Aspect Signal:
Most of the time in WA, if a signal needs to be mounted behind one facing in the other direction, only one signal receives a target board, as shown in the photo. You can also see that the signal with the target board has a white border painted on both the front and back of the target board to cater for this. August 2008, corner of Arthur, Stirling and Spencer Streets, Bunbury.

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  4 Aspect Signal:
Typical 4 aspect configuration, minus the target boards, they are not included on the signals here, because of pole placement making it a tight or impossible fit. Corner of Forest Av, Beach Rd and Stirling St, Bunbury, August 2008.

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6 Aspect Signal:
Typical 6 aspect signal installation, corner of Arthur, Stirling and Spencer Streets, Bunbury. August 2008.

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