DSCF3887 A semaphore at a bus stop in Mariefred, Sweden
My friend and I saw it on our way to visiting the Gripsholm Castle. When the semaphore is tilted (as shown in the picture), it lets bus drivers know there are people waiting at the bus stop. Otherwise the driver won’t stop. I guess the last person to board the bus is supposed to return the semaphore into vertical position?
It’s a good idea, but… this particular semaphore (I don’t know about others elsewhere) would fall back into the tilted position and would not stay upright. So it was quite useless, really.
This is a combination of two images showing the semaphore from the front and from the back.