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Position of traffic lights at crossroads

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Madsing

I have a question regarding the position of traffic lights at crossroads (in Japan of course). I have an intricate crossroad at the center of my layout and I don't know how to position the traffic lights.

Are they before the crossing (like in Europe) or on the other side? I have checked many places on Google maps street view and it is not clear. I often see traffic lights on the right side of the road!

Any clue? Thanks.

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railsquid

Usually (in Tokyo at least), on crossings of two-lane roads, in the direction of travel there will be two poles with traffic lights, each pole will have a set of lights on either side for better visibility.

 

This is a a fairly typical setup:

 

https://goo.gl/maps/tTWBLy9yAtqr6UX96

 

Note that in photographs, including Street View, often sets of lights will appear to be blank, this is due to the use of LED units.

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railsquid

BTW your road layout is missing a stop line just in front of the taxi stand.

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Madsing

Thank you Railsquid. Ok, I will add the missing stop line. 

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gmat

Here is a poor shot of a crossing on the Toden Sakura Line. Looked for pics to help you on the Sakura Line but not much found.

Meiji-Dori crosswalk in front of Asukayama police box next to Asukayama Station Toden Sakura Line (AKA Arakawa Line) Station is behind the tram. 12 Aug 2019

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Nishi-Taishido #5 crossing/Kannana-Dori Wakabayashi Crossing Setagaya Line. Wakabayashi Station is to the left of the Camera. 14 Feb 2020

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Nishi-Taishido #5 crossing/Knana-Dori Wakabayashi Crossing Setagaya Line. From the other side of the street. Wakabayashi Station is to the left and across the street of the camera. 2 Jan 2020

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Nishi-Taishido #5 crossing/Knana-Dori Wakabayashi Crossing Setagaya Line. Wakabayashi Station is behind the tram. 17 Aug 2019.

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Madsing

Thank you very much Grant. That's useful.

Based on these photos, this is where I'd put traffic lights. I am not very sure yet, especially for the two traffic lights that I have highlighted in red. I think that they would be useful, but they stand before the junction.

 

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