Madam Signage Sunday Please disregard information As I was coming home last week (from a lovely little weekend in France, seeing as you ask), I realised I was travelling by train on a Sunday.

For those of you not familiar with trains in the UK… this is quite definitely ‘not a good thing’.

Sundays are when they do all the maintenance work that can’t be done during the week.

This mostly seems to involve closing and rerouting via ridiculous stations. I have an unfortunately vivid memory of one trip where we went through Chester station three times. Once backwards. What was particularly odd about this, is that Chester wasn’t actually on the way to where I was going…

Madam Signage Sunday Please disregard information C/UAnyway, on Sunday I didn’t have any major problems. Sometimes ignorance is bliss, and I glided through it all and it didn’t really take any longer than usual.

But I did take great joy in seeing this little sign tacked to the train arrival monitors.

Please disregard the information on this screen

How often angry commuters have known, just deep down known that the screen was lying to them. And yet still hoped the information might be accurate.

And here they’re openly admitting it’s just wrong.

And on top of that, there’s the whole Magritte like ‘this is not a pipe’ element to it all. Fabulous.


This is part of Signage Sunday – have a look at these other signs from the series:

Signage Sunday: Bicycal for rent

Signage Sunday: Step away from the Durian

Signage Sunday: Remember this?

Or check out all the signs on the complete Signage Sunday page.

Found an ace sign? care to share – go on, slide it into the comments or send it to me in an email. I’d love to feature more signs from readers here…