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== Note ==
 
== Note ==
 
* It is not suggested that you drive on AirLink if you're trying to earn points.
 
* It is not suggested that you drive on AirLink if you're trying to earn points.
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== Trivia ==
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* The Logo is based off the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatwick_Express ''Gatwick Express''] Logo as shown here.[[File:GX.png|thumb|220x220px]]
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* This is, as of writing, the only operator that has Express and Stopper Routes.
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* Airlink is the only operator which offers first class onboard.
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* Airlink has the fastest speeds on the network: 110mph
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* Airlink has the fewest amount of different rolling stock (not 5 cars, double, or trains with one extra carriage), which is 5.
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* There are only 11 stops in total that Airlink serve, making it the least amount of stations served by an operator.
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* The scheduled timetable says that Express Trains from ''[https://stepfordcountyrailway.fandom.com/wiki/Stepford_Central Stepford Central]'' don't stop until ''[https://stepfordcountyrailway.fandom.com/wiki/Stepford_Airport_Central Airport Central]'','' ''making this the greatest distance between two scheduled stations.
 
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Revision as of 08:26, 29 July 2019

AirLink operates fast services to Stepford Airport Central, Airport Terminal 2 and Airport Terminal 3 via Berrily & Morganstown. It currently has 5 routes, 2 direct, the 3 others with a flipped stopping pattern.

There's a chance that AirLink resembles the real life Heathrow Express line in London, UK that goes from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport. However, a Gatwick Express-esque look has been in use on the newer Next-Generation trains.

AirLink serves as the quick airport rail link between Stepford City and Stepford Airport, delivering passengers to the airport in under 15 minutes.

History of AirLink

2017

AirLink was first proposed back in August 2017, when Charlie_RBX, the Managing Director and founder of SCR, stated in the #announcements channel on Discord that a new line was coming. It was named AirportExpress in the old network plans, and the first train that was going to run on it was the Class 345 Aventra. Many people were excited for the new line. Then in September, multiple Class 345 trains started testing on the AirLink mainline. This was a sign that AirLink would be coming soon. People waited until the end of the year, but the new line never came. Another image was posted in #announcements showing two Class 345s at the Stepford Airport Parkway Depot. (A video is available on YouTube of the Class 345's testing.)

A Class 345 test train at St. Helen's Bridge, before the station's renovation.

2018

In June of 2018, an image was posted to the #sneak-peeks channel by the Innovations Director, BanTech. It showed a picture of the new Stepford Central track layout for signal boards at the ROC. In the picture, it showed that platforms 12, 13, 14, and 15 were going to be used. This caused wild speculation among SCR players, stating that AirLink may be coming in V1.1.

Then in December, SCR released an advent calendar with each day as a sneak peek for Version 1.1. On Day 22, it finally happened. In a surprise announcement, they said that a new line, AirLink, was going to be released, with Classes 185 and 802s running on the line. It is unknown why the Class 345 was never released, but it is most likely due to the fact that seven coaches would be too laggy.

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2019

Soon after the release of 1.1 on New Years' Eve, more trains were added to the fleet, such the Class 332 and Class 360. In February, the Airport Terminals Were added. In May, AirLink introduced its refurbished 185 with NG technology. The Class 387 was then moved to AirLink from WaterLine in June and also refurbished with NG technology. Not long ago, Airlink got a new logo and a new colour, from yellow to a dark orange.

Rolling Stock

The following list represents the current, past, and future fleet of AirLink.

Current

Class Number Maximum Speed Price Number of Coaches Routes Operated On Train Family Date Put Into Service
Class 185 (Next-Gen)

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100 MPH 1500 points 3 or 6 coaches All routes Desiro December

31, 2018

(Next-Gen May 24, 2019)

Class 332

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100 MPH 1500 Points 4 or 5 coaches All routes N/A (No Family January 25, 2019
Class 360

(Next-Gen)

Next-Gen Class 360.PNG

100 MPH 1500

Points

4 or 5 coaches All routes Desiro February 1, 2019
Class 387 (Next-Gen)

Class 387 (AirLink).png

110 MPH 3000

Points

4 coaches All routes Electrostar June 8, 2019 (Next-Generation)
Class 802

802 (1).png

110 MPH 3000

Points

5 coaches All routes A-Train December 31, 2018

Former

  • None at the moment.

Future

  • None at the moment.

Depots

Current

Future

  • None known of at this time.

Former

  • No depot has closed down yet.

Sidings

Current

Future

  • None known of at this time.

Former

  • No siding has been closed yet.

Stations

Current

Future

  • There are no future stations announced at the moment.

Former

  • There are no former stations on AirLink.

Routes

Stepford Central <> Stepford Airport Central (Express) - R051
Stations Connections
Stepford Central Stepford Connect
Stepford Airport Central Stepford Connect
Stepford Central <> Stepford Airport Central (Stopper) - R054
Stations Connections
Stepford Central Stepford Connect
St Helen's Bridge
Berrily (Eastbound Journeys Only)
Stepford Airport Parkway
Stepford Airport Central Stepford Connect
Stepford Central <> Airport Terminals (Stopper) - R053
Stations Connections
Stepford Central Stepford Connect
Stepford East
Elsemere Junction
Morganstown
Stepford Airport Central Stepford Connect
Airport Terminal 1
Airport Terminal 2 AirLink
Stepford Central <> Airport Terminals (Express) - R052
Stations Connections
Stepford Central Stepford Connect
Stepford Airport Central Stepford Connect
Airport Terminal 1
Airport Terminal 2 AirLink
Stepford Central <> Airport Terminal 3 - R055
Stations Connections
Stepford Central Stepford Connect
Stepford East
Stepford Airport Parkway
Stepford Airport Central Stepford Connect
Airport Terminal 2
Airport Terminal 3

Note

  • It is not suggested that you drive on AirLink if you're trying to earn points.

Trivia

  • The Logo is based off the Gatwick Express Logo as shown here.
    GX.png
  • This is, as of writing, the only operator that has Express and Stopper Routes.
  • Airlink is the only operator which offers first class onboard.
  • Airlink has the fastest speeds on the network: 110mph
  • Airlink has the fewest amount of different rolling stock (not 5 cars, double, or trains with one extra carriage), which is 5.
  • There are only 11 stops in total that Airlink serve, making it the least amount of stations served by an operator.
  • The scheduled timetable says that Express Trains from Stepford Central don't stop until Airport Central, making this the greatest distance between two scheduled stations.
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