Traffic Signal Photos & Information: Current Signals

General Information:

Signals are more or less standardised across Australia these days, however some variations appear between the states, such as no white border on traffic lantern target boards in Victoria, for example. However, the pictograms, arrows, call buttons and so on are all similar right across the country. The images here show what's currently in use in all states.

Pedestrian Signals:

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ATS Call Button Internals:
The inside of a typical Aldridge pedestrian call button. June 2005. This photo shows the button actuator (the gold thing on the left) and the transducer for the tactile beeper (silver thing on right). The green circuit board is for the LED call recorded lamp. Most of the buttons in use don't have this feature.

Image © Darren Hodges

 

Call Button Actuator Unit:
The button mechanism used inside the call buttons, June 2005. When the button is pushed, the 'bell-shaped bit' moves forward. The magnet inside is then attracted back to the metal panel below, forcing the button back out. 1

Image © Darren Hodges

ATS Call Button Internals:
The inside of a typical Aldridge pedestrian call button. June 2005. In this shot, you can see the wiring terminal block.

Image © Darren Hodges

  Pedestrian Call Button:
Typical pedestrian button in use in Australia from 1986 onwards, with additional call recorded display. June 2005.

Image © Darren Hodges

Tactile Transducer:
Tactile beeper / pulse unit inside the ATS pedestrian call button. Not only does this control the beep but it also provides a physical pulse on the front panel of the call button, and is for the use of vision or hearing impared pedestrians. June 2005.

Image © Darren Hodges

  Pedestrian Call Button:
Typical pedestrian button in use in Australia from 1986 onwards. August 2008.

Image © Paul Rands

Traffic Lanterns:

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3 Aspect Signal:
Typical LED (light emitting diode) 3 aspect signal with 200 mm lamps. This style of signal is in use in all states, the target board white white border is not used in Victoria. Feburary 2002, corner of Edward and Turbot Streets Brisbane.

Image © Paul Rands

7 Aspect Signal:
Halogen 7 aspect signal with 200 mm lamps. The signal features the standard 6 way traffic lantern but with a bus lane signal at the base. Corner of Rouse Rd and Mile End Rd in Rouse Hill. November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

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