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Stepford Connect operates rail services to various districts around Stepford County, such as Benton, Leighton, Morganstown, Whitefield, Berrily, Stepford Airport, Llyn-by-the-Sea and Willowfield. A full journey on the main line, which runs from Willowfield to Llyn-by-the-Sea using Route R036 takes about 45 minutes and is drivable on the Class 68 and Class 444 only.

The operator is classified as commuter rail as the intent of the services is to deliver passengers to and from major centres, indicated by the current routes, rather than being a link for intermediate stations in between some large areas like regional rail. The trains on this route reach a maximum speed of 110 MPH, and a minimum of 75 MPH, with the average being 100 MPH.

As part of a renewed franchise from 1 May 2020, this operator is now branded as Stepford Connect and bears a  bright blue  colour scheme, courtesy of rail management system Transport For Stepford. Prior to the renewal, the brand was simply Connect.

History

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

  • 19 February: The mesh Class 380 was revealed.
  • 25 February: The mesh Class 707 was revealed to the public.
  • 26 February: The brand-new Class 717 was revealed.
  • 27 February: Version 1.8.2 released. This update included the mesh update of the Class 185, Class 707 and the introduction of the Class 717 and the new free route, R045, replacing R009's status of free route. The aforementioned route now costs 300 Points. Also, the Class 158 recieves a new horn sound. Later that same day, Version 1.8.3 was released, featuring the anticipated Class 380 upgrade.
  • 23 April: The mesh Class 458/5 was revealed to the public.
  • 24 April: A sneak peek of the NGv3 upgrade to both variants of the Class 458 and the addition of a footbridge at Westercoast was released.
  • 25 April: Version 1.8.4 was released, upgrading the Class 458 to NGv3 and the addition of a footbridge and a new spawn at Westercoast.
  • 22 May: A sneak peek of the NGv3 upgrade of the Class 331 and a double Class 195 was released, both on Stepford Connect.
  • 25 May: Version 1.9.1 released, NGv3 upgrade to Class 331 units and new double Class 195/2 units introduced.
  • 2 June: Version 1.9.2 released, a second NGv3 upgrade to the Class 377 units and OHLE and platform curvature upgrades at Stepford East station.

Rolling Stock

Current

Class Number Image Top Speed

(mph)

Price

(Points)

Carriages Manufacturer Train Family Date Put Into Service Date converted to NG Routes Operated On
Diesel multiple-units
Class 158 158out.png 90 1,500 2 (/9)

3 (/0)

BREL Express Sprinter 14 May 2019
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Class 168 168out.png 100 1,500 4 Adtranz and Bombardier Turbostar 7 July 2021
Class 170 170out3.png 1,500 3 Adtranz and Bombardier Turbostar 1 January 2018 31 August 2019
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Class 185 185Meshout.png 1,500 3 Siemens Desiro 13 December 2017 29 May 2019
185-SC.png
Class 195 195CNmesh.png 500 (Requires purchasing Class 331 first) 4 CAF Civity 25 May 2022
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Electric multiple-units
Class 321 321out.png 100 1,500 4 BREL Mark 3 29 November 2017 22 February 2020
Class 331 3310mesh.png 3 (/0)

4 (/1)

CAF Civity 6 May 2019
331-0-SC.png
331-1-SC.png
Class 333 333out3.png 1,500 4 Siemens and CAF N/A 30 November 2017 11 March 2020
Class 350 350out.png 110 Siemens Desiro 6 December 2017 5 July 2019
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Class 357 357out3.png 100 Free 4 Adtranz and Bombardier Electrostar 4 December 2017 5 July 2019
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Class 377 377meshout4.png 1,500 5 Bombardier Electrostar 18 December 2017 8 June 2019
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Class 380 380meshout.png 1,500 3 (/0)

4 (/1)

Siemens Desiro 11 May 2018 1 May 2020
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Class 444
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2,500 5 Siemens Desiro 5 December 2021 25 routes [Note 1]
Class 458/0 4580meshexterior.png Unlocks with /5 4 Alstom Juniper 29 July 2019
458-0-SC.png
Class 458/5 4585meshexterior.png 75 1,500 5 Alstom Juniper 14 August 2019
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Class 465 465 out.png 1,500 4 BREL, ABB and Metro-Cammell Networker 30 November 2017 22 February 2020
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Class 707 707Meshout.png 100 300 5 Siemens Desiro City 21 April 2018 20 July 2019
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Class 717 717Meshout.png 85 500 6 Siemens Desiro City 27 February 2022
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Class 720 720meshout.png 100 1,500 5 Bombardier Aventra 29 January 2018 22 February 2020
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Class 730/1 730meshcout.png 110 1,500 5 Bombardier and Alstom Aventra 23 June 2020
Locomotive hauled stock 25 routes[Note 1]
Class 68 68 out.png 100 3,000

[Note 2]

3[Note 3] Vossloh and Stadler UKLight 31 December 2018 8 August 2019
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Mark 3A 68in2.png N/A Included with Class 68 N/A BREL Mark 3 31 December 2018
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Former

Class Number Image Top Speed

(mph)

Price Carriages Manufacturer Train Family Date Put Into Service Date Withdrawn From Service Routes Operated On Fate
Electric multiple-units
Class 700 700148.png 100 Free 6 Siemens Desiro City 25 November 2017 21 April 2018 All routes (at that time) Withdrawn and replaced by Class 707
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Class 387 Class 387 Connect Train (December 4, 2017).png' 110 45 Robux 4 Bombardier Electrostar 4 December 2017 18 December 2017 All routes (at that time) Transferred to Waterline on the 21st December 2017
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Future

Class

Number

Image Top Speed

(mph)

Manufacturer Family
N/A

Proposed

Class Number Image Top Speed

(mph)

Carriages Manufacturer Train Family
Class 365 Class365.png 100 4 ABB Networker
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Train Models

Train Models NGv1 NGv2 (CSG Model) NGv3 (Mesh Model)
Percentage 25% of fleet 0% of fleet 75% of fleet
Number 5 0 15

*Main train and variants are considered one train.

Depots

Current

Former

Future

  • None at this time.

Sidings

Current

Former

Future

  • None at this time.

Stations

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Current

* = Limited-service station

Former

Future

  • No new stations are planned at this moment.

Routes

Stepford Local
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Stepford Airport Central R001 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge and Stepford Airport Parkway.
Stepford Central to Port Benton R002 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly and Benton.
Stepford Victoria to Stepford Airport Central R005 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge and Stepford Airport Parkway.
Stepford Victoria to Port Benton R006 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly and Benton.
Stepford Victoria to Berrily R008 Financial Quarter, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Elsemere Pond and Elsemere Junction.
Stepford Central to Stepford United Football Club R021 Stepford East, Stepford High Street and Whitefield Lido.
Stepford Victoria to Stepford United Football Club R023 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, Stepford High Street and Whitefield Lido.
Stepford Central to Berrily R027 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, New Harrow, Elsemere Pond and Elsemere Junction.
Stepford Victoria to Willowfield R028 Financial Quarter, Beechley and Hemdon Park.
Stepford Victoria to Beechley R029 Financial Quarter.
Willowfield to Berrily R030 Hemdon Park, Beechley, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, New Harrow, Elsemere Pond and Elsemere Junction.
Willowfield to Stepford United Football Club R031 Hemdon Park, Beechley, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, Stepford High Street and Whitefield Lido.
Willowfield to Port Benton R032 Beechley, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly and Benton.
Beechley to Stepford Airport Central R033 City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge and Stepford Airport Parkway.
Whitefield Connect
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Whitefield R020 Stepford East, Stepford High Street, Whitefield Lido, Stepford United Football Club, Woodhead Lane and Houghton Rake.
Beechley to Whitefield R022 Stepford Central, Stepford East, Stepford High Street, Stepford United Football Club and Woodhead Lane.
Morganstown Connect
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Morganstown R007 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Elsemere Junction, Berrily, East Berrily and Beaulieu Park.
Beechley to Morganstown R034 City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, New Harrow, Elsemere Junction, Berrily and Beaulieu Park.
Leighton Connect
Route Code Calling at
Leighton City to Llyn-by-the-Sea R037 Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle, Westwyvern and Northshore.
Leighton City to Westwyvern R038 Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle Racecourse and Millcastle.
Benton to Leighton City R039 Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Upper Staploe, Water Newton, Rocket Parade and Leighton Stepford Road.
Edgemead to Llyn-by-the-Sea R040 Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle Racecourse, Millcastle, Westwyvern, Starryloch and Northshore.
Leighton West to Edgemead R041 Leighton West and Edgemead direct.
Leighton West to Llyn-by-the-Sea R042 Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle, Westwyvern, Starryloch and Northshore.
Leighton West to Leighton City R043 Leighton West and Leighton City direct.
Benton to Leighton West R044 Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Upper Staploe, Water Newton, Rocket Parade, Leighton Stepford Road and Leighton City.
Regional One
Route Code Calling at
St Helens Bridge to Edgemead R004 Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Leighton Stepford Road and Leighton City.
Stepford Victoria to Edgemead R009 Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Rocket Parade, Leighton Stepford Road and Leighton City.
Stepford Central to Llyn-by-the-Sea R024 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Rocket Parade, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle, Westwyvern, Starryloch and Northshore.
Stepford Victoria to Llyn-by-the-Sea R026 Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, Edgemead, Westercoast, Millcastle, Westwyvern and Northshore.
Stepford Victoria to Leighton City R045 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Upper Staploe, Water Newton, Rocket Parade, and Leighton Stepford Road.
Regional Two
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Leighton City R003 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Upper Staploe, Water Newton, Rocket Parade and Leighton Stepford Road.
St Helens Bridge to Westwyvern R025 Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Upper Staploe, Water Newton, Rocket Parade, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle Racecourse and Millcastle.
Willowfield to Westwyvern R035 Beechley, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast and Millcastle.
Willowfield to Llyn-by-the-Sea R036 Beechley, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, Edgemead, Westercoast, Millcastle, Westwyvern and Northshore.

Trivia

  • This is the first operator in SCR and is therefore the oldest operator in the whole game.
  • This operator has the biggest fleet and operates to the most stations in the game. It also has the most routes in the game.
  • This is the only operator with more than one Electrostar train in its fleet.
  • This operator has the most spawning locations as well as depots.
  • Some of the stations were originally purposed to be on Metro, that was later cancelled.
  • In V1.5, the Class 380 was the only train with the new livery on this operator, with the other trains receiving the new livery in V1.6.
  • Waterline was a former part of this operator and some believe that Stepford Express is currently part of this operator too, although this has never been confirmed or disproved.
  • This operator, along with Waterline, were the last operators to see their trains upgraded to Next-Gen.
  • Prior to V1.9, this was the only operator without a hub or base for all routes.
  • It is the only operator to serve all Network Rail stations before they receive the Transport For Stepford sign in V1.6.
  • There are still remnants of the old Connect branding hidden around the map, such as station color schemes at Whitefield Lido (prior to V1.8) and Ashlan Park (prior to V1.9.1),[Note 4] and the Connect sign inside the tunnel between Westercoast and Millcastle Racecourse.
  • This is the only operator where no trains in the fleet can operate on every single route, due to 2 of the routes (R026 and R036) are exclusive to Class 68 and Class 444, while these trains are banned from operating on a number of other routes as well.
  • Excluding variants, all trains costs 1,500 points except the Class 68 (3,000 points + 200 experience), Class 357 (Free), Class 707 (300 points), Class 717 (500 points) and the Class 444 (2,500 points).
  • Stepford Connect operate two of the shortest routes in the game, this is Edgemead to Leighton West (R041) and Leighton City to Leighton West (R043) with a total of 2 stops respectively.
  • Prior to V1.8.2, R009 was also a free route. With the release of the aforementioned version, R045 was added and replaced R009's status of free route, which costs 300 points.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 *R003
  2. Unlock with 200 Experience
  3. 5 if the 2 locomotives are counted
  4. Although Ashlan Park is served by Waterline, the operator used to be a franchise of Connect, and their colour scheme was used in the station.
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