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 mainline, which runs from Willowfield to Llyn-by-the-Sea takes about 45 minutes and is only drivable on the Class 68.

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 miles per hour, with the average being 100mph.

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


History

2017

  • 4th December: the Connect franchise was renewed to include the Waterline route sub-franchise. Class 357 and Class 387 units were also introduced, with Class 350 units following on 6th December.
  • On 11th December, some Class 700 units were painted into a special livery to celebrate Christmas, and Class 185 units were introduced on 13th December.
  • On 18th December, all Class 387 units were taken out of service to be repainted into the WaterLine livery, and were replaced by Class 377 units.
  • On 25 December, Class 720 units were introduced.

2018

2019

2020

  • 4th March: All Class 707 units were upgraded with Next Generation V2 doors and interiors.
  • On 11th March, all Class 333 units were upgraded with the same tech from the Class 707 units.
  • On 18 March, Stepford Central was rebuilt to increase capacity and discard aging infrastructure.

2021

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 1500 2 (/9)

3 (/0)

BREL Express Sprinter May 14, 2019
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Class 170
100 1500 3 Adtranz and Bombardier Turbostar January 1, 2018 August 31, 2019
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Class 185
1500 3 Siemens Desiro December 13, 2017 May 29, 2019
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Electric multiple-units
Class 321
100 1500 4 BREL Mark 3 November 29, 2017 February 22, 2020
Class 331
3 (/0)

4 (/1)

CAF Civity May 6, 2019
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Class 333
1500 4 Siemens and CAF N/A November 30, 2017 March 11, 2020
Class 350
110 Siemens Desiro December 6, 2017 July 5, 2019
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Class 357
100 Free 4 Adtranz and Bombardier Electrostar December 4, 2017 July 5, 2019
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Class 377
1500 5 Bombardier Electrostar December 18, 2017 June 8, 2019
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Class 380
1500 3 (/0)

4 (/1)

Siemens Desiro May 11, 2018 May 1, 2020
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Class 458/0
Unlocks with /5 4 Alstom Juniper July 29, 2019
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Class 458/5
75 1500 5 Alstom Juniper August 14, 2019
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Class 465
1500 4 BREL, ABB and Metro-Cammell Networker November 30, 2017 February 22, 2020
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Class 707
100 300 5 Siemens Desiro City April 21, 2018 July 20, 2019
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Class 720
1500 5 Bombardier Aventra January 29, 2018 February 22, 2020
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Class 730/1
1500 5 Bombardier Aventra June 23, 2020
Locomotive hauled stock 20 routes[Note 1]
Class 68
100 3000

[Note 2]

3[Note 3] Vossloh and Stadler UKLight December 31, 2018 August 8th, 2019
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Mark 3A N/A Included with Class 68 N/A BREL Mark 3 December 31, 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
Electric multiple-units
Class 700
700148.png
100 Free 6 Siemens Desiro City November 25, 2017 April 21, 2018 All routes (at that time)
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Class 387 Class 387 Connect Train (December 4, 2017).png' 110 45 Robux 4 Bombardier Electrostar December 4, 2017 December 18, 2017 (Moved to Waterline on December 21, 2017, then Airlink on June 8, 2019) All routes (at that time)
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Future

None at this time.

Proposed

Class Number Image Top Speed

(mph)

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

Current

Former

Future

  • None at this time.

Sidings

Current

Former

Future

  • None at this time.

Stations

The map below is interactive: click the stations or operators to see the pages.

WillowfieldHemdon ParkBeechleyStepford VictoriaFinancial QuarterCity HospitalStepford CentralStepford EastStepford High StreetWhitefield LidoStepford United Football ClubWoodhead LaneHoughton RakeWhitefieldSt Helens BridgeNew HarrowElsemere PondElsemere JunctionBerrilyEast BerrilyBeaulieu ParkMorganstownAngel PassBodinCoxlyBentonPort BentonBenton BridgeStepford Airport ParkwayStepford Airport CentralHampton HargateUpper StaploeWater NewtonRocket ParadeLeighton Stepford RoadLeighton CityEdgemeadFaymereWestercoastMillcastle Racecourse (Station)MillcastleWestwyvernStarrylochNorthshoreLlyn-by-the-SeaStepford ConnectUpdatedConnectMap.png
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Current

Former

Future

  • Possible future station, subject to poll (if implemented, would likely be on Leighton-Llyn line)

Routes

Local Connect
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Stepford Airport Central

R001

Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Stepford Airport Parkway and Stepford Airport Central.
Stepford Central to Port Benton

R002

Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton and Port Benton.
Stepford Victoria to Stepford Airport Central

R005

Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Stepford Airport Parkway and Stepford Airport Central.
Stepford Victoria to Port Benton R006 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly,Benton and Port Benton.
Stepford Victoria to Berrily R008 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, New Harrow, Elsemere Pond, Elsemere Junction and Berrily.
Stepford Central to Stepford UFC R021 Stepford East, Stepford High Street, Whitefield Lido and Stepford UFC.
Stepford Victoria to Stepford UFC R023 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, Stepford High Street, Whitefield Lido and Stepford UFC.
Stepford Central to Berrily R027 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, New Harrow, Elsemere Pond, Elsemere Junction and Berrily.
Stepford Victoria to Willowfield R028 Financial Quarter, Beechley, Hemdon Park and Willowfield.
Stepford Victoria to Beechley R029 Financial Quarter and Beechley.
Willowfield to Berrily R030 Hemdon Park, Beechley, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, New Harrow, Elsemere Pond, Elsemere Junction and Berrily.
Willowfield to Stepford UFC R031 Hemdon Park, Beechley, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, Stepford High Street, Whitefield Lido and Stepford UFC.
Willowfield to Port Benton R032 Beechley, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton and Port Benton.
Beechley to Stepford Airport Central R033 City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Stepford Airport Parkway and Stepford Airport Central.
Whitefield Connect
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Whitefield R020 Stepford East, Stepford High Street, Whitefield Lido, Stepford UFC, Woodhead Lane, Houghton Rake and Whitefield.
Stepford Victoria to Whitefield R022 Financial Quarter, City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, Stepford High Street, Whitefield Lido, Stepford UFC, Woodhead Lane, Houghton Rake and Whitefield.
Morganstown Connect
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Morganstown R007 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Elsemere Junction, Berrily, East Berrily, Beaulieu Park and Morganstown.
Beechley to Morganstown R034 City Hospital, Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Elsemere Junction, Berrily, East Berrily, Beaulieu Park and Morganstown.
Leighton Connect
Route Code Calling at
Leighton Stepford Road to Llyn-by-the-Sea R037 Leighton City, Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle, Westwyvern, Starryloch, Northshore and Llyn-by-the-Sea.
Leighton Stepford Road to Westwyvern R038 Leighton City, Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle Racecourse, Millcastle and Westwyvern.
Regional
Route Code Calling at
Stepford Central to Leighton Stepford Road R003 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Rocket Parade and Leighton Stepford Road.
Stepford Victoria to Edgemead R009 Stepford Central, Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City and Edgemead.
Stepford Central to Llyn-by-the-Sea R024 Stepford East, St Helens Bridge, Angel Pass, Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle, Westwyvern, Starryloch, Northshore and Llyn-by-the-Sea.
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, Northshore and Llyn-by-the-Sea.
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, Millcastle and Westwyvern.
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, Northshore and Llyn-by-the-Sea.
Benton to Leighton Stepford Road 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, Northshore and Llyn-by-the-Sea.
Regional (East)
Route Code Calling at
St Helens Bridge to Edgemead R004 Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City and Edgemead.
St Helens Bridge to Westwyvern R025 Bodin, Coxly, Benton, Benton Bridge, Hampton Hargate, Water Newton, Rocket Parade, Leighton Stepford Road, Leighton City, Edgemead, Faymere, Westercoast, Millcastle Racecourse, Millcastle and Westwyvern.

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 another operator that was later cancelled: Metro.
  • 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.
  • This is 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.
  • Upper Staploe is one of the least served stations on the network with only one route stopping at the station.
  • There are still remnants of the old Connect branding hidden around the map, such as station color schemes at Whitefield Lido and Ashlan Park[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 are exclusive to Class 68, while the Class 68 is banned from operating on a number of other routes as well.

Notes

  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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