Stepford Central, formerly known as Stepford Town, is located within the heart of the Stepford City Zone. It is a major terminus station and transport hub that is currently used for Stepford Connect services to Beechley, Willowfield, Stepford Victoria, Port Benton, Stepford Airport Central, Leighton Stepford Road, Berrily, Morganstown, Edgemead, Stepford United Football Club, Whitefield, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea, Airlink services to Stepford Airport Central, Airport Terminal 2 and Airport Terminal 3 and Stepford Express services to Benton, Leighton Stepford Road, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea.
As the largest station in the SCR network by area occupied, it serves as the hub for all Stepford Express services. As of V1.7, this station is one of the 5 triple-line junctions alongside St Helens Bridge, Benton, Leighton Stepford Road and Elsemere Junction. There are 15 platforms in this station, all of which are in use, making it the largest station by platform count.
In V1.4.4, this station received a major revamp, and the Rail Operations Centre (ROC) was relocated here. A lounge for first class Airlink passengers was also added when the station was revamped, however, it was completed in 1.7, revealed in BanTech’s revamped signaling video. Some of the original structures remained after the update, including the seating area in the Main Concourse. Also, the station's platform layout has not changed except the shape of the platforms (they are now curved as opposed to the straight platforms before the refurbishment). Currently, this is the only station with the SCR Network Map displayed in it.
This station is one of the oldest stations in the game, as it was opened before The Big Update and continues to be the hub of Stepford Connect. The station was also Airlink's hub, but later it was transferred to Stepford Airport Central in the Five Million Update due to the opening of the extension to Leighton Stepford Road.
- Prior to The Big Update, this station was known as Stepford Town. The new name was decided on by the players in a vote on the SCR Discord server.
- Before Angel Pass was added, only Platforms 1-3 were used. After that, they were left vacant until Express came out in V1.4 and began using those platforms.
- This is the terminus of the Stepford Main Line. The line that goes beyond Stepford Central to Stepford Victoria is called the Stepford Victoria Branch and the line goes beyond Stepford Central to Willowfield is called the Willowfield Branch.
- Until V1.1, only Platforms 4-7 were used, and it was a very quiet station as Stepford Depot did not exist, plus very few routes existed at that time. In addition, Airlink and Express were not released at the time. The concourse to Platform 11 was closed before V1.1 due to construction purposes, as well as no trains using that platform.
- Platforms 12 to 15 opened and were assigned to the newly-opened Airlink line which opened in V1.1.
- As of the V1.4 update, all platforms at this station are in use.
- In the V1.4.1 update, this station got revamped with a shortened rainshed above Platforms 1-11. This station was lacking lights prior to this update.
- A siding near Platform 1 was added in V1.4.1. Currently, it is not in use.
- In the V1.4.4 update, this station got a major revamp, made by yrrebRBLX, featuring a complete redesign which includes 3 new entrances (Taxi Rank, The Arches and South Concourse), management offices and the Stepford ROC. The default entrance became Approach Road. The station was reconstructed with a modular approach, which makes navigation around the station easier. Platform 11 and all Airlink platforms are secured by ticket barriers after this update.
Track & Platform Layout
<< Passing Service Direction
|[-||Terminating, Stepford Express services to Llyn-by-the-Sea, Westwyvern (via Morganstown), Leighton Stepford Road (via Benton) and Benton.|
|4||Terminating, Stepford Connect services to Port Benton, Stepford Airport Central, Leighton Stepford Road, Morganstown, Berrily, Stepford United Football Club, Whitefield and Llyn-by-the-Sea.|
|10||Stepford Connect services to Berrily, Morganstown, Edgemead, Port Benton, Stepford Airport Central, Stepford United Football Club, Whitefield, Westwyvern and Llyn-by-the-Sea.|
|<<||Stepford Connect services to Beechley, Willowfield and Stepford Victoria.|
|[-||Terminating, Airlink services to Stepford Airport Central, Airport Terminal 2 and Airport Terminal 3.|
ROC north entrance
|Central Mall||Main Concourse||Stepford
|Platform 1-10||Tracks Eastbound
|<City Hospital||Platform 10||passageway
Normal text is on the ground floor, text in italic is on the first floor, bold is on the second floor. Underline indicates an entrance.
Notes for passengers
- To access Platforms 1-10, spawning at Central Mall is the most convenient. While spawning at the Approach Road entrance is the best option for Platforms 11-15. The other 3 spawn points are farther from the platforms than the former two.
- There are viewing points with benches in the Main Concourse, as well as at Platforms 9 and 10.
- Platforms 7, 8, 9, and 12 (which is part of the Airlink Concourse) are rarely ever used as you would not get many Stepford Connect and Airlink trains at one time.
- This is the station with most entrances, at 5. Central Mall was the original entrance until V1.4.4, when the Approach Road entrance was added and became the default entrance.
- Although the south concourse is directly below Platforms 12-15, the only way to access them is via the Airlink Concourse.
- If you require step-free access, you must use the Taxi Rank entrance to access all platforms. There are lifts located next to Main concourse and behind the Express Concourse, however they are not operational.
- Out of all the routes in the game, only 16 of them do not go through this station. This includes all 6 Waterline routes, 2 Airlink routes (to Leighton Stepford Road (R056 and R057)), and 8 Stepford Connect routes (R004, R025, R028, R029, R037, R038, R039 and R040).
- Every Stepford Express route stops at this station.
- The Concourses' locations are still similar to the old one, except for the South Concourse, which didn't exist before V1.4.4.
- This is one of the stations which feature curved platforms. They were added in V1.4.4.
- However, when the station got revamped in V1.4.4, sometimes a train would drift off the tracks when leaving the platform, causing cancellations. This bug was patched in V1.4.5.
- Description: Before V1.4.5 and after V1.4.4, trains on Platforms 4 - 9 would shake a bit. For example, there is a train departing on Platform 4, but a train is arriving and terminating on Platform 5. Suddenly, the train on Platform 4 would push onto the platform a bit and the train would shake.
- At the Central Mall entrance, players can see the mall and a square located right before it. And at the Taxi Rank entrance, there are bays for taxis. This scenery really makes any passengers going into the station feel like they are actually in a city.
- The SCR Headquarters was relocated a bit away from this station in V1.4.4 to allow more space for the station building which was made bigger.
- The distance between Stepford Central and Stepford Airport Central (see R051 and R052) is 7.16 miles, which is the largest distance of a nonstop service.
- QD Trainings were conducted here, before being relocated to Stepford East ROC during Version 1.1, however after Version 1.4.4, QD Trainings were relocated back to be held here at an entrance point, more specifically Central Mall.
- Managers' and Directors' Offices are located here as of V1.4.4. Most of them are inside the Management Office above the Airlink Concourse at the south end of the station, while the offices for MD and ID is opposite, which is located at the north end of the station, next to Stepford ROC, and the office of HNS, HOS, and HOD offices are on the right side of the Roc while CDand OD is on the left side of the ROC.
- This is the first station in SCR to have a lounge, followed by Llyn-by-the-Sea.
- The '???' feature on the roadmap was accidentally removed when the station was upgraded, leading some to believe that was the secret update, as there was no announcement about it.
- EASTER EGG Num.1 SPOILER:There is an easter egg at this station. Spawn as a passenger at the Central Mall entrance of this station, then go to the right and before crossing the bridge and not entering the mall, go to the left. Near the wall and attached to the bridge, you can see a 9-¾ sign. You can pass through the wall of the bridge where it's attached. Pass through it, and you can see a huge empty room and a wall with the text "An easter egg? But it's not easter yet! I guess BanTech just likes to mess around. Welcome to the big empty space under Stepford Central! Touch me for a free badge". When you touch the wall, you'll get the badge "I wonder what's in here...", and the text on the wall will say "Hehe, that tickles".
- EASTER EGG Num.2 SPOILER:There is another easter egg here spawn at south concourse and run/walk to the statue of a person holding a globe. Climb the statue and you will get the weight of the world badge. The person has a teapot on his head because the person is yrrebRBLX.
- V1.4.4 - V1.6.5
- V1.4 and before