Circular disc: Main signal
Notch: Distant signal or auxiliary arm of main signal
Regular: Route signal
Colour of arms is usually red, providing the following general day and night appearance:
However, the day appearance may be enhanced as necessary by colouring the arms differently and/or putting a board behind the signal:
Generally, the colour of the signal arm is insignificant. For
certain semaphores, a specific colouring is prescribed - refer to
detailed sections below.
Since 2002, semaphore signals are not used for ordinary traffic in
Denmark. A few samples can be seen at museums and "vintage" lines.
This page describes types that have been in use from 1903:
Signals of private lines
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