Travelling the UK

Signs to look out for on trains

Get our helpful guide to finding your way around British trains.

Standard Signs

Britain’s railway network operates a system of standard signs at many of its rail stations, making it easy to find your way around. On board, signs vary from train to train, so we’ve featured a selection of the most common signs to help make your journey smooth and hassle-free.

On the train

First Class

Standard Class

Toilet

Buffet Car / Cafe

Emergency Brake

Open Train Door

Close Train Door

Carriage Number

At the station

Railway Station

Station Name

Platform Number

Ticket Office

Toilets

Taxis

Buses

 
 
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