Railways are considered to be the cheapest and most comfortable way to travel in India. Indian Railways operates thousands of trains across the country every day. There are several rules for this. In such a situation, you must have seen that at any station in the country, the name of the station is written on the yellow border.
But there is a reason behind this. You must have seen the yellow sign boards written in black letters at the station. Apart from this, other instructions present at the railway station are also mostly written on the yellow board. Let us know the reason behind this.
Why do railway stations have yellow names?
The reason behind choosing the yellow color is that this color shines from a distance and does not prick the eyes. Due to this, the loco pilot of the train can see it from a distance. The bright yellow color is clearly visible both during the day and at night.
This gives the loco pilot of the train information about the place to stop on the right platform as well as information about how to park the train. The scientific reason for this is that the wavelength of yellow is 570 to 590 nanometers. Lateral peripheral vision of yellow color is 1.24 times higher than that of red color. In this case, the color is visible from a distance.
Why is the name written in black on a yellow board?
Black color is used to write the name of the station on the yellow board because black color appears more clearly on the yellow board. And it’s visible from afar. Also, red is the colour of danger in railways. Therefore, this colour is used only to stop the train.