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A home signal at Caution indicates that the train may have to stop on the line before leaving the block, or that the train has to slow down to a particular speed in order for the starter signal at the entrance to the next block to shift to Proceed.

For stations with multiple lines where a train may be received (i.e., main running line and loop lines), normally home signals are provided with route indicators ('feathers') , just before the diverging points to the various lines, to indicate for which line the points have been set for the train to be received.

Fig: Home signal with Route Indicators

2) Starter:

This Stop signal governs the exit of a train from station limits,. Normally it is the last stop signal on departing from a station unless an advanced starter is present. If an advanced starter is provided, the starter may protect facing points to another running line at the same station/

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