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The 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 cost 1000 points on Waterline and 1500 points on Connect.

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.

Sounds

Idle
Accelerating
Doors opening
Doors closing
Horn

Trivia

  • This train is the cheapest Waterline train you can purchase, at a cost of 1000 points. Because of this, these units are quite frequently operated and diverted many drivers' plans to buy Stepford Connect trains or Class 195, whose prices are mostly 1500 points.
    • Most Waterline starters use this train as it's very cheap.
  • Just before the release of the One Million Update, the train was labeled "Class BTS (BanTech Systems)" in the menu and painted black so you 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.
  • Both Class 730 variants used to have a top speed of 100mph in SCR. This was inaccurate, as the 730/0 has a top speed of 90mph in real life and the 730/1 has a top speed of 110mph in real life. This was fixed in V1.8.
  • The Next Generation version of these trains are difficult to stop precisely from a driver’s visual perspective: the cab windows are small and have far reach from the driver’s seat, and 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.
  • In real life, the Class 730s are still being built, and not in service yet. It is unclear whether or not the Class 730 in-game represents the one in reality. Hence, it may potentially be the only fictional train in SCR. If not, this will then become the newest train in SCR.
  • The Class 730 once had the highest class number out of all trains, but the Class 802 took this spot as of V1.1.
  • 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 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.
  • The Class 730/1 is the longest Stepford Connect train, not just by coach quantity, but physical length as well.
  • This was the final Next Generation to be sneak-peeked. This happened on 30th April 2020 in the SCR Discord Server, when a sneak-peek of the NG Class 730 was published.
    • The Next Generation model does not have a yellow front.
    • It also got new sounds. It now sounds like the Class 700 on AC power in real life, or the old Class 707 sounds in-game. This is inaccurate.
  • 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.
  • This is the second Next Generation train not to have a yellow front after it originally having one. The first was Class 68.
  • This train does not have a functional cab door, unlike the recent trains that were upgraded to Next Generation (The Class 380, Class 165 and Class 166.)
    • The local door on this train is the second last passenger door.
  • This train is available in Stepford Connect and Waterline, making it the 2nd train to be operated by multiple operators along with the Class 185.
  • 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 9th 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.
  • After its upgrade in v1.8, special car stop markers have been added at select stations where the platform is too short. These are identified with a purple colour with a yellow-black border, with the class number in the middle.
    • The Class 730 shares the markers with its sister, the Class 720.

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