Orange Sydney Trains Hop Signs

 
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Looks like with the state election a few months away, we are in the midst of the replacement of blue/white train station signs with the orange "Hop" signs. This thread is for discussion and observations.

So far they've been installed at:

- Town Hall
- Ashfield
- Burwood
- Lidcombe
- Auburn

Anyone seen them elsewhere? This is the thread for it.

I've also seen the orange T signs outside stations such as St Leonards and Granville. Bit odd not having the station name on there.

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  abesty1 Chief Commissioner

Location: The CityRail Network
Shellharbour Junction has all new signs, because it is an all new station.

Also Milsons Point and Springwood received all new signs.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Are the Shellharbour Junction signs a darker shade of orange ala NSW TrainLink?
  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Concorde West has them also; again just undergone and upgrade so naturally it gets the new signs.
  Blackadder Chief Commissioner

Location: Not the ECRL
North Sydney
  abesty1 Chief Commissioner

Location: The CityRail Network
Are the Shellharbour Junction signs a darker shade of orange ala NSW TrainLink?
Aurora8

No. For some reason they are all in the Sydney Trains orange.

Photos can be seen at:
  shyjohn Station Staff

I think they are all Sydney Trains orange is if the NSW TrainLink stations have red, then what about light rail?

Also, I found this might not be helpful but an insight of the early design of today's signs
http://www.maynard-design.com/tfnsw-wayfinding-and-sign-system/
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Updated list as follows:

North Sydney
Milsons Point (version 1)
Town Hall
Ashfield
Burwood
Strathfield
Concord West
Lidcombe
Auburn
Springwood
Shellharbour Junction
  4206 Chief Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
you can add Blacktown to the list
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

Lets hope this roll out doesn't take as long as the previous one

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11309545.htm

Still some stations with the old line colour signs.
  lunchbox Locomotive Driver

Thank you shyjohn for the Maynard webpage.  Very useful.
What's the point of fixing the station name signs to the platform seats?
If there's people sitting or standing on the platform the signs can't be seen from the train!
  shyjohn Station Staff

Milsons Point is not complying to the newest-new sign formats, as I saw last week. Maybe they will renew them again?

PS. It is the dark blue background and orange strip on the top ones.
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

Mount druitt has the orange station signs on the seats.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Redfern have them too.
  D4004 Junior Train Controller

Location: Sydney NSW
Bondi Junction has them too.
  shyjohn Station Staff

When I was researching about the roll out, I found that
  • All stations in NSW will have these signs (Yes, I do mean the Countrylink ones as well)
  • A Kirrawee company got this tender (called Singleton Moore Signs)
  • It is planned for 3 to 4 years for this roll out (Because it is state-wide?)
This is what I found on e-Tendering. [off-topic: What about buses? I have no idea about this...]
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Updated list as follows:

North Sydney
Milsons Point (version 1)
Bondi Junction
Town Hall
Redfern
Ashfield
Burwood
Strathfield
Concord West
Lidcombe
Auburn
Blacktown
Mount Druitt
Springwood
Shellharbour Junction
  LegendsofSteam Junior Train Controller

Hornsby has been repainted in the new SYD Trains Corporate Colours & the signs rolled out, including a backlit Orange T Sign with white background being hung from The George St Bypass Pedestrian Footbridge.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Epping has:
* Orange disk with white border and white "T".
Don't know about seats on Platform.
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
Circular Quay has the purple with orange stripe and Broadmeadow has the normal orange signs
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Some stations have a mix of old and new station name platform signs.


Updated list as follows:

North Sydney
Milsons Point (version 1)
Circular Quay (version 1)
Bondi Junction
Town Hall
Redfern
Ashfield
Burwood
Strathfield
Concord West
* Hornsby
Lidcombe
Auburn
* Granville
* Westmead
Blacktown

Mount Druitt

Springwood
* Broadmeadow
Shellharbour Junction



EDIT: Westmead added.
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

^^ westmead
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

All intercity stations are to get the orange signs and orange T with the white border as the NSW Trainlink colour and sign has been scrapped.
  8619 Station Staff

Lets hope this roll out doesn't take as long as the previous one

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11309545.htm

Still some stations with the old line colour signs.


I miss the line colour signs. It made complete sense, was an interesting point of difference and most importantly, was useful in helping non-regulars work out what line they were on. Don't get me wrong, the new orange signs are an improvement on the old blue ones (the whole CityRail obsession with making EVERYTHING blue and yellow was tedious at best and overkill at worst) but in this information age, it makes total sense to have station signs with the old line colours below them.
Kamz
  M636C Minister for Railways

All intercity stations are to get the orange signs and orange T with the white border as the NSW Trainlink colour and sign has been scrapped.
bjwh86

But the NSW Trainlink colour IS Orange and as far as I know always has been...

Sydney Trains colour is a Light Ochre shade (at least, that's what is on the Waratah cabs).

So has Sydney Trains colour been scrapped in favour of NSW Trainlink.....?

Goulburn has been done and looks quite good.
The whole station was repainted and slightly different colours were used for the wood and iron former refreshment room on platform 1.

The signs are quite good and those on the platform have a "heritage" appearance.

The nameboards are the old Countrylink ones with the little box on top removed and have the name in white on orange in upper and lower case, unlike the Countrylink lettering.

All the blue seats have been replaced with stained wood and aluminium framed seats.

It must have cost a fortune but it looks good.

They used to fly a "Countrylink" flag but they don't have a NSW Trainlink flag yet.

M636C

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