Getting in – station name at street-level
This light-box can be found at each entrance to inform passengers about the station’s name and the line.
Getting in – line selection
After entering the station area, the passengers will be guided to the platforms.
Pictograms make it possible to quickly get information about changing possibilities.
Getting out – special directional instructions
The neutral, white coloured light-boxes guide the passengers to the way out and where to find further transport options
Getting out – final exit selection
Further signs confirm the chosen exit and give exact information about available streets, buses and trams.
The 2m by 2m board gives a detailed network description with all underground lines.
The original signage system was designed much later than the stations itself, it was not taken into account during the architectural design. It lacks concept and logical consideration.
So I had to adapt my new signage onto an existing architecture where no place was reserved for signs and there was no possibility to colour code the interiors or furnitures.
Functions of a signage system
1 Passengers have to find the station entrance on the street, when inside the station building they have to be able to easily orientate.
2 After finishing the journey, passengers have to be informed where they can find the exits and which streets and changes they can access.
Clear logical structure
Passengers are able to interpret the signs in seconds (even from moving trains), since the signs contain only travel information. There is only one exception: toilettes.
Other services available in the building are on separate signs to prevent confusion.
Standardised signs are easy to produce
I developed an exact stem with dimensions and proportions in order to easily expand and modify the signs.