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The British Rail Class 730 Aventra is an electric multiple-unit manufactured by Bombardier, in use on Waterline (730/0) and Stepford Connect (730/1). These trains are 3 (730/0) or 5 (730/1) cars in length, with a max speed of 90 MPH for the /0 variant and 110 MPH for the /1, and costs 1,000 points and 1,500 points respectively.

The train was added to the game in the One Million Update on 18 August 2018. In Version 1.1, this train became the replacement for the Class 701. In July 2019, the logo on the train was changed to the new SCR logo. The train was upgraded to Next Generation (NGv2) in SCR Version 1.5 (1 May 2020). The one million visits livery was then changed to the new Waterline livery. On the 16th June, a sneak peek of a 5 car Stepford Connect variant was published to the public. The Stepford Connect variant was released on 22 June 2020. Both variants were upgraded to NGv3 in Version 1.8.


The British Rail Class 730/0 Aventra is an electric multiple-unit manufactured by Bombardier, in use on Waterline. These trains are 3 cars in length, with a max speed of 90 MPH, and costs 1,000 points.

The train was added to the game in the One Million Update on 18 August 2018. In Version 1.1, this train became the replacement for the Class 701. In July 2019, the logo on the train was changed to the new SCR logo. The train was upgraded to Next Generation (NGv2) in SCR Version 1.5 (1 May 2020). The one million visits livery was then changed to the new Waterline livery. The train were upgraded to NGv3 in Version 1.8.

Trivia

  • This train (along with the Class 143) is the cheapest Waterline train one can purchase, at a cost of 1,000 points. Because of this, these units are quite frequently operated and diverted many drivers' plans to buy Stepford Connect trains (mostly priced at 1500 points) or the Class 195.
    • Most Waterline starters use this train because of its low cost.
  • Just before the release of the One Million Update, the train was labeled "Class BTS (BanTech Systems)" in the menu and painted black so one could not see the designs.
  • The game used to incorrectly state that this train had a max speed of 130 MPH. If so, then it would have been the fastest in SCR. However, this was not true.
  • This train didn't have its TOPS train numbers shown outside the train before it was upgraded to Next-Gen in V1.5. Currently, only the Class 08 doesn't show it. (The Class 08 is used for scenery at Faymere Green Northbound Depot only and cannot be driven.)
  • This train used to be infamous for derailing while returning to Benton from Cambridge Street Parkway as well as other locations.
  • This train is the only other train with cab end gangways on Waterline, The other being the Class 379.
  • This was the last Previous Generation Million Visits train left in the game. With the upgrade to Next Generation the train lost the livery commemorating the milestone.
  • This was the final Next Generation train to be sneak-peeked. This happened on 30 April 2020 in the SCR Discord Server, when a sneak-peek of the NG Class 730 was published.
    • Before the upgrade, this train had a yellow front. The Next Generation model, however, no longer has a yellow front.
    • It also got new sounds. Until Version 1.8.1, it sounded like the Class 700 on AC power in real life, or the old Class 707 sounds in-game.
  • This was part of the last batch Previous Generation trains to be upgraded to Next Generation, alongside the Class 380, Class 165 and Class 166.


The British Rail Class 730/1 Aventra is an electric multiple-unit manufactured by Bombardier, in use on Stepford Connect. These trains are 5 cars in length, with a max speed of 110 MPH, and cost 1,500 points.

On 16 June 2020, a sneak peek of a 5 car Stepford Connect variant was published to the public. The Stepford Connect variant was released on 22 June 2020. An upgrade of both variants to NGv3 happened in Version 1.8.

Trivia

  • The Class 730/1 is the longest Stepford Connect train in terms of physical length. However, it is still beaten by the Class 717 in terms of number of coaches.
  • The Class 730/1 on Stepford Connect used to have the old Stepford Connect seats, not the new Stepford Connect seats. The new seats were added with its mesh remodel in v1.8.
  • The NGv3 rebuild of the Stepford Connect 730/1 units was initially sneak-peeked only on Instagram and Twitter on 9 October 2021. It was later posted to the SCR Discord a day later. The NGv3 Waterline 730/0 units were sneak peeked on 17/10/2021 along with the upgraded Port Benton station as well.
  • This train is one of three Stepford Connect trains that don't have a yellow front, the other ones being the Class 68 and the Class 717.
  • This train, along with the Class 350, is the fastest train on Stepford Connect.
  • After the Class 730's upgrade in V1.8, special car stop markers were added at select stations where the standard 5 car or S car marker is not far enough for the train to be able to open its doors. These are identified with a purple colour with a yellow-black border, with the class number in the middle.
    • The Class 730/1 shares these markers with the Class 720.

Sounds

Idle
Accelerating
Doors opening
Doors closing
Horn

Trivia

  • Both Class 730 variants used to have a top speed of 100 MPH in SCR. This was inaccurate, as the 730/0 and 730/1 have top speeds of 90 MPH and 110 MPH in real life, respectively. This was adjusted in V1.8.
    • Before the aforementioned change, the 730/0s were unable to reach their maximum speed in daily operations, as the maximum speed on the Waterline network as a whole was only 90 MPH until V1.9. However, this could be circumvented by speeding.
  • The Next Generation version of these trains were difficult to stop precisely from a driver’s visual perspective; the cab windows were small and were far from the driver’s seat, along with the fact that generally gangway-ended trains have limited views from the cab. The driver has to be an expert at judging their speed and position on the platform to be able to precisely stop with such constraints. However, the view was changed in V1.8, making the train much easier to stop accurately.
  • The Class 730 once had the highest class number out of all trains, but the Class 802 took this spot in V1.1.
  • This train is the newest train in SCR that is still yet to be introduced to service in reality. It is expected to enter passenger service in early 2023.


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