NotchRail (Metro Notchropolis)
|Current logo, updated in 2076.|
|Owner||Jebsten State Government|
|Began operation||1995 (as Notchropolis Railways)|
2052 (as NotchRail)
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||12|
|Number of stations||195|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 ½ in)|
|Electrification||DC 1500 V overhead line|
DC 1500 V third rail
- Main article: NotchRail Fleet
The current fleet of trains include:
- the D Set (2 cars),
- the T Set (3 cars),
- the Q Set (4 cars),
- the P Set (5 cars, used on Lake Line, Waratah Line and Western Line),
- the H Set (6 cars, used on North-South Line, East-West Line, Northern Line, Stuart Line and Itsusen Line) ,
- O Set (8 cars), which are spare and not used, and
- the N Set (9 cars)
NotchRail operates 10 urban and suburban lines and 2 special lines, totalling to 12 lines.
These lines travel through the city and suburban areas. They are coded with the prefix L, with the exception of the City Circle.
|City Circle||Central (loop)||20||2056||H Set|
|L1||North-South Line||Caniswell and Alistonville||35||1992||H Set|
|L2||East-West Line||Accumula Town and Oldale Village||21||2024||H Set|
|L3||Northern Line||Unbiyong and Rustboro Town||23||2008||H Set|
|L4||Lake Line||Blairgowrie and Greenwood or Lake Wilson North||25||2025||P Set|
|L5||Waratah Line||Saffron Town and Pete's Corner||27||2031||P Set|
|L6||Stuart Line||Bob's Farm and Petalburg||23||2037||H Set|
|L7||Western Line||Castlebrook and Veilstone Village||25||2029||P Set|
|L8||Eastern Line||Plainswood and Nakamura Park or New Achelous||13||2052||Q Set|
|L9||Itsusen Line||North Ryde and Viridian Town||32||2074||H Set|
These lines do not fit into the other categories or are special in some way. They do not have a code.
|Metro LightRail||Central Road (loop)||5||2073||T Set||2,458,754||11th|
|Metro Monorail||Animal Farm and Arenaville Airport||9||2041||T Set||2,458,754||13th|
|Airport Express||Arenaville Airport and Castlebrook Airport||3||2040||T Set||6,123,457||10th|
|Expo Line||City Hall and Grant Gardens||19||2014||T Set||1,844,296||16th|
The NotchRail network has 23 interchange stations (branch junction stations and turnback stations do not count). Nine of the interchange stations are also major interchanges, which are stations which are at least three-way interchanges (Pete's Corner is a four-way interchange, Arenaville Airport, Troll House and Waratah Park are five-way interchanges and Central is an eleven-way interchange).
|Major Interchange Stations|
|Station||Achelous Line||Airport Express||Waratah Line||Castlebrook Line||City Circle||North-South Line||East-West Line||Stuart Line||Expo Line||Green Ridges Line||Lake Line||Linford Line||Metro Monorail||Northern Line||Pallet Line||Eastern Line||Southern Line||Western Line||Wakehurst Line|
The NotchRail network uses the MyRail ticket system.
Ticket vending machines are a common sight around most NotchRail stations, except in some less populated or rural areas. However, the ticketing system is experimental at the moment, and in the future turnstiles at stations will be built.
The MyRail system uses a flat-fare, which means that the ticket is on a fixed price, no matter how far a passenger travels along the line. However, prices differ between inner-city/suburban, intercity, regional and special lines. Ticket prices vary from $2.00 to $3.00 for inner-city and suburban lines, $4.50 to $5.00 for intercity, $6.00 for regional, and $1.50 to $7.50 for special lines.
| City Circle|
城市环路线/Baris Kota Lingkaran
| North-South Line|
| East-West Line|
市中心线/Baris Kota Pusat
| Northern Line|
| Lake Line|
| Waratah Line|
| Stuart Line|
东平原线/Baris Timur Dataran
| Western Line|
夏镇线/Baris Kota Musim Panas
| Eastern Line|
| Southern Line|
| Castlebrook Line|
城堡布鲁克线/Baris Puri Sungai
| Pallet Line|
| Wakehurst Line|
韦克赫斯特线/Baris Wake Hutan Kecil
| Green Ridges Line|
绿脊线/Baris Hijau Bubungan
| McArthur Line|
麦克阿瑟线/Màikè'āsè Xiàn/Baris McArthur
| Achelous Line|
啊柯陆氏线/Baris Kota Tuhan
| Linford Line|
| Metro Monorail|
| Airport Express|
机场快车线/Mengekspresikan Bandar Udara
| Expo Line|
Usage surveys have been conducted on the NotchRail network to help improve overcrowding. The results of a 2073 survey are shown here (incomplete).
NOTE: Average load percentages are calculated by Passengers/train ÷ Maximum (comfortable) train load. It is assumed that one car of a train can comfortably house 100 passengers and that when dealing with lines that operate different sets, the largest regularly operated set is used.
Sample stations are chosen by where the most passengers on a train is estimated to be at, choosing one station per line to sample trains from both directions. The sampling is conducted as the train arrives at the station, before the doors are opened and any passengers leave or enter the train.
For example, the Northern Line is at its most crowded during morning peak hour, after Penrith station. The measurement is therefore taken at Acacia Park (before any passengers move in or out of the train).
|Line||Measured at||Avg. People/train||Avg. load|
|City Circle||Troll House||596||119%|
|North-South Line||Troll House||470||96%|
|Northern Line||Acacia Park||522||104%|
|Lake Line||Troll House||338||84%|
|Waratah Line||Waratah Park||337||67%|
|Western Line||Airport Square||289||72%|
|Southern Line||Olympic Stadium||502||100%|
|Castlebrook Line||Revenge Parkour||578||116%|
|Pallet Line||Waratah Park||596||119%|
|Wakehurst Line||Eysark Junction||273||68%|
|Green Ridges Line||Bundanoon||348||87%|
|Achelous Line||Bob's Farm||169||56%|
|Linford Line||Moss Vale||345||59%|
|Metro Monorail||Hawthorne Park||270||90%|
|Metro LightRail||Ray Street||247||82%|
The most crowded line is the Airport Express line, with 139% load rate. The City Circle and Pallet Line are tied for second, with 119% load rate each.
The least crowded line is the Achelous Line, with 56% and the second least is the Linford Line, with a mere 59%. The Allandale Line is the least crowded surburban line (67%)
Information and safety
The signature NotchRail sign which is present at the entrances of almost every NotchRail station, has been in place since 2015 (with an update of the signs in 2052). Station name signs on the platforms are in English, Chinese and Indonesian. Some informational signage is also in all three languages. Since 2067, more effort has been made to make the NotchRail network (and Notchropolis and Craftia in general) more multi-lingual since the adoption of Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesia as official languages in 2059.
In 2052 as part of Project Revolution, all stations had yellow lines installed at the edge of the platforms. This is to help prevent passengers from falling onto the tracks. Previously, only major stations had yellow lines on the platforms.
Some stations have short platforms which only allow boarding or exiting from certain carriages (according to the set that normally serves the station/line).
Short platforms are assigned a rating. Ratings currently used are SPR2 (back 2 cars), SPF3 (front 3 cars), and SPM1 (middle car only).
Announcements and information systems
All trains have digital voice announcement (DVA) systems which activate announcements on information about the next station, etc. If the train has a guard, guards may also make announcements.
A majority of stations have destination indicator boards which show and update information about the next few trains.
Pickup, Setdown and Request stations
Some services will only pickup or setdown passengers at certain stations. This is to ensure passengers travelling to further away stations have enough room. Passengers should use the appropriate suburban service when applicable.
Some stations will only be stopped at if the guard is notified or on special event days. Below is a list of request only stations.
- Clock Tower (stops on request or special events)
- Haslem (stops on request on all stops services only)
- Macdonald Racecourse (stops on request or on race days, occasional regular timetable stops)
An important part of NotchRail's identity is its network map. The map is a schematic diagram of the network which is based on the Sydney Trains map in Sydney, Australia. It is currently in its 7th major revision. See NotchRail Network Map for more information.
There have been many major projects in the history of NotchRail:
- Project NotchRail (1992 - 1995), the original plan for the NotchRail system (before construction even finished), including the first line (City Line) and other inner city improvements. The name of NotchRail originates from this project.
- Project Metro (2025 - 2033), a period of rapid construction of new lines despite the population growth slowing down slightly.
- Project Revolution (2052 - 2054), a major modernisation of the Notchropolis Railway system, including renaming of the network to NotchRail, revamping of signage and decor, walls, lighting, accessibility and cleaning, new rollingstock and station naming scheme and site choice, and extensions of current lines.
- Project Integration (2067 - 2070), extending current lines into the city (ie to Central) and providing more interchanges, since many NotchRail lines terminated on the outskirts of the city. Also upgraded were stations (repainted, added new decor, accessibility, etc.)
- Project Refurbishment (2073 - 2075), refurbishing old lines and stations.
Extensions and new lines
As the city of Notchropolis always expanding, new lines and stations are built for the convenience of trav
Metro Monorail extension
Plans have emerged for the Metro Monorail to be extended from Animal Farm to City Museum (interchange with Dellfield Line).
There are often plans for new stations on already-built lines, due to growing development or other reasons. This is different from extensions, however, which involve building new track.
This list consists of new stations under planning or under construction.
- Northdale - between Kayumba and Silverdale on the McArthur Line
- Orchard Park - between Cartwright and Castlebrook Airport on the Castlebrook Line
- SAO Centre - between Courage Point and Moss Vale on the Riverview Line
|Regional lines||Achelous Line|
|Stations||Arenaville Airport · Twinleaf Town · Littleroot Town · Bob's Farm · Ediquartz · Shoalcave Town · Derry-Jerry · Lonely Woods · Nuvema Village · Cherrygrove · Fallarbor Village · Lentimas Village · Cianwood Town · Fuchsia Village · Chickenfield · Humilau Town · Achelous|
|Stations||Pete's Corner · Moss Vale · Moss Glade · Gordon Springs · Moss Junction · Accumula Town · Dellbourne Falls · Linford · Toomatta · Straitland · Crofton · Glenhills · Wyara · Yarrayonga|
|Special lines||Airport Express|
|Stations||Arenaville Airport · Central · Castlebrook Airport|
|Stations||City Hall · Central · Piston Park · Australian Expo · Zimbabwean Expo · Burundian Expo · Afghanistani Expo · Chinese Expo · USA Expo · Egyptian Expo · French Expo · Taiwanese Expo · Japanese Expo · South Korean Expo · North Korean Expo · Jamaican Expo · UK Expo · Mexican Expo · New Zealand Expo · Grant Gardens Expo|