Edgemead is a through and bi-directional terminus station served by Stepford Connect services to Stepford Victoria, Willowfield, Stepford Central, St Helens Bridge, Leighton City, Leighton West, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea; and Stepford Express services to Stepford Central, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea.
Track & Platform Layout
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|>>||Stepford Connect and Stepford Express services to Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea|
|2||Terminating, Stepford Connect services to Stepford Victoria, St Helens Bridge, Leighton West and Llyn-by-the-Sea|
|<<||Stepford Connect services to Willowfield, Stepford Victoria, Stepford Central and St Helens Bridge|
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Announcements of Edgemead
- Before V1.7.2, there was a siding nearby for Stepford Connect trains to spawn at. Due to track settings, the siding only went to Platform 1, the terminating buffer platform at that time, therefore only services terminating at Edgemead, i.e. R004 and R009 could use this siding.
- Stepford Connect trains bound for Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea, and all Stepford Express trains would have to use the Faymere Green TMD instead. And after the siding was removed, R004 and R009 now have to spawn at the aforementioned depot as well.
- The siding is the second spawn place to have been removed in-game, the first being Bodin Depot. Coxly Depot and Winstree Depot don't count since the former's spawn place was replaced by the two sidings at Coxly, and the latter being renamed to Leighton Depot.
- Platform 1 used to be rarely used after V1.4 as it was the terminus of R004 and R009, which players drove rarely.
- In V1.7.2, Edgemead was upgraded, which included demolishing the siding and turning Platform 1 into a through platform.
- When Edgemead was released in V1.1, Platforms 2 and 3 were not in use, with Platform 3 being inaccessible as the entrance to that platform was not built yet. However, with the release of Version 1.4, all platforms became used, and Platform 3 can finally be accessed.
- Between V1.4 and V1.7.1, Platform 3 owned a separate entrance, independent of the other two platforms. After the refurbishment in V1.7.2, only the entrance at Platform 3 was kept, and a footbridge was installed to provide access to the other platforms.
- Prior to the launch of the Llyn extension, this was the only station to have more unused platforms than in-use platforms.
- Before the refurbishment, Edgemead's concept design had not been changed since it was created, except for the terminus track. (The colour is Cashmere)
- Before the 1.7.2 update, this station, along with James Street and Upper Staploe, were the only stations in SCR having neither CIS boards nor Concourse Information Boards. There is now a Concourse Information Board at the left-hand side of the entrance and ticket barriers archway. Strangely, there are still no CIS boards.
- Signallers affectionately call the barn outside of Edgemead, towards Leighton City ”Mugmead” after former SSG Muggenzifter.
- At Mugmead, there is an inaccessible Foot Crossing.
- Before V1.5, this station had no OFF indicators despite being a dispatchable station.
- OFF indicators were then installed in V1.5.
- Before V1.4, this was the end of the Stepford Main Line for Stepford Connect.
- Before the refurbishment, this station was commonly referred to as dead or underutilised as many major upgrades had ignored its need for new features such as CIS Boards even though it is seen as a semi-major station, with some Stepford Express routes serving it. With its V1.7.2 rebuild, a Concourse Information Board has been installed.
- As of V1.8, this is one of the two stations where trains from both directions can terminate at the same platform, the other one is Leighton City.
- This station has step-free access.
- After the station got upgraded in V1.7.2, unused tracks were seen on top of a pile of dirt near the tracks towards Stepford, near the tunnel towards Llyn-by-the-Sea. This is speculated to be the remains of the former Edgemead Siding by the community. However, some members instead thought that it might be a reference to the possibility that the extension to Leighton West, which was confirmed to be released in V1.8, might be branched off from the mainline at this station.
- The station of which this station is based off is debateable, some say this is based off Turo, while others say Tyseley and/or Worthing are better fits. Others say it might not be based off any station.
- This station and Northshore are the only stations served by Stepford Express that are owned and operated by Stepford Connect.
- In V1.7.4, this station was originally in Zone D. But in V1.8, with the Leighton West extension being added to the game, this station was moved to Zone E to reduce the amount of stations and signals managed by Zone D.
- Before V1.8.2, this station often has a train at Platform 2 because R009 (Stepford Victoria <> Edgemead) was a free route, but since the introduction of R045 (Stepford Victoria <> Leighton City) and R009 no longer being free, the traffic has moved to Leighton City.
- This station, along with Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, and Leighton West, are 4 terminating stations that are next to each other without any through stations in between.
- This station's name is strangely censored in the in-game chat, so players sometimes refer to the station as "Edgemeat" or "Eggmeat" in a humourous vein.