Where it is necessary to give a driver special information about
the section ahead, a subsidiary signal may be mounted below a stop arm. These
consist of a small red arm with horizontal white stripe. When off, a letter C,
S or W will be displayed, which indicate which of three functions apply:
- C - Calling-on signal. This indicates that the section ahead
is occupied, and only applies on permissive block lines, station areas and
other special locations.
- S - Shunt-ahead signal This indicates that the signal may be
passed only for shunting purposes, only by the necessary distance to achieve
such a shunt. Only provided on section signals
- W - Warning signal. This indicates Section Clear but Station
or Junction Blocked, an old-fashioned term found in Regulation 5. Under
normal block working conditions, an additional ¼ mile safety margin is
allowed when a train is accepted into a block section, but at specially defined
locations this requirement is waived. This signal instructs the driver to
proceed through the block section with caution.