New Trolley Signals in Lowell

New trolley signals are being installed at the corner of Market and Dutton Streets in Lowell by the Park Service. This video explains the work nicely.

This video was originally posted by philtheranger

New Trolley crossing signage in downtown Lowell, MA. Safety motor vehicles, pedestrians and electric trolleys

8 Responses to New Trolley Signals in Lowell

  1. Publius says:

    Why are we putting in international signals? Are foreigners driving the trolleys? Shouldn’t Americans who know red, yellow and green be driving these trolleys.?
    Did this international signal cost more or less than traditional American signals?

  2. ummm says:

    I think its pretty obvious that they couldnt put a red, yellow, and green stop light for the trolley right next to a red, yellow and green stop light for the automobiles without being confusing to some driver.

  3. Corey says:

    What we just put up in Lowell. This is actually Beacon St, I didn’t see any extra signals on Comm Ave. I forget how it works there (dedicated light cycles?),-95.677068&sspn=53.035373,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Beacon+St,+Boston,+Massachusetts&ll=42.344811,-71.111122&spn=0.005939,0.009645&z=17&layer=c&cbll=42.344844,-71.111009&panoid=_VQHadfQAwFcqTwb45pnow&cbp=12,51.68,,1,-4.31

  4. kmarcin says:

    I just sent an email to Henri Marchand yesterday about the lights. I was prompted by a downtown resident who inquired why the trolley light was part of the light cycle during non-trolley hours. Apparently the NPS is working on that issue. I will link your story on LDNA site. Thank you so much for posting this.