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Overview

Stepford Connect is the brand name used for regional services from Stepford City to Benton, Stepford Airport, Leighton, and beyond.

The Stepford Connect Headquarters is located between Stepford East and Stepford Central.

WaterLine is a sub-brand of Connect and shares its branding likeness, including the use of the phrase "Part of your Connect service."

History

2017

Stepford Connect was the first operator for SCR, beginning service on November 25th 2017, with the Class 700 as its sole rolling stock. Services began between Stepford Town (later renamed Stepford Central) and Benton, then were later extended to Stepford Airport Central, providing a direct link between the city and the airport. Around the same time Port Benton opened, which was the first non-mainline station on the network. The station was also the first to feature a terminus loop. Later, the new Coxly Depot was opened to alleviate traffic from the overcrowded Benton Depot, along with the addition of Class 333 units to further improve the frequency of services. The addition of Class 321 units followed shortly after on the 29th, and so did the opening of the mainline to Winstree (spiritual successor Leighton Stepford Road). Around December, BodinBenton BridgeStepford Airport Parkway, and Stepford Airport Central were renovated for larger capacity. A renovation to Benton followed shortly after. On December 4th, Class 357 and Class 387 units entered service, being the first Electrostar units to ever operate on the network. Class 350s entered service shortly after on December 6. On December 11th, some Class 700s were fitted with a special livery to celebrate Christmas and the Class 185s entered service on the 13th. On the 18th, the Class 387 units were taken out of service in favor of Class 377 units.

2018

New trains entered service at the stroke of midnight on January 1st: the Class 170s. The Class 720s followed, being the first Aventra trains on the network. Benton got another renovation on January 9th to its present-day look. On April 21st, SCR got a complete revamp with V1.0, which had a major impact on Stepford Connect, including the scrapping of the Class 700 units, which were replaced by the Class 707s, and many station renovations or replacements, such as Leighton Stepford Road which replaced Winstree, and other stations such as Rocket Parade opened. On August 4th, the Class 365 trains were officially proposed to enter service on Stepford Connect. On December 31st, extensions to Morganstown and Edgemead were opened, and Class 68s hauling Mark 3 coaches were introduced to service.

2019

On April 28th, the extension to Whitefield opened to much success. On May 6th, the Class 331s were introduced. On May 14th, the Class 158s entered service, the first Next Generation trains for Stepford Connect. On May 29th, the Class 185s were upgraded, and on June 8, the Class 377s were upgraded. On July 5, the Class 350s and 357s received their upgrades. On July 9, Class 458/5s were introduced. The Class 68s were then upgraded on August 7th. On August 14th, Class 458/0s were put into service. On August 31, the Class 170s were upgraded. On December 17, Connect was extended to Llyn-by-the-sea as part of Version 1.4, with three new routes.

2020

On February 22, the Class 321, Class 331, Class 465, and Class 720 got upgraded to Next Generation, Faymere Green TMD depot added, Stepford Central, Stepford High Street, Whitefield, and Benton got upgraded.

Rolling Stock

Current

Class Number Maximum Speed Price Number of Coaches Routes Operated On Manufacturer/Train Family Date Put Into Service
Class 158

(Next-Gen)

Class 158 @ Rocket Parade
90 MPH 1500 Points 2 or 3 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 British Rail Engineering Limited/Sprinter May 14, 2019
Class 170 (Next-Gen)
Class 170 @ Llyn-by-the-Sea
100 MPH 1500 Points 3 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Adtranz/Bombardier Transportation/Turbostar January 1, 2018 (Next Generation- August 31, 2019)
Class 185 (Next-Gen)
185Edge
100 MPH 1500 Points 3 Coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Siemens Mobility/Desiro December 13, 2017

(Next Generation- May 29, 2019)

Class 321 (Next-Gen)
321381
100 MPH 1500 Points 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 British Rail Engineering Limited/BR Second Generation (Mark 3) November 29, 2017

(Next Generation- February 22, 2020)

Class 331

(Next-Gen)

NG 331149
100 MPH 1500 Points 3 or 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 CAF/Civity May 6, 2019

(Next Generation- February 22, 2020)

Class 333
333 Connect
100 MPH 1500 Points 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026

Siemens Mobility and CAF

November 30, 2017
Class 350 (Next-Gen)
350361
110 MPH 1500 Points 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Siemens Mobility/Desiro December 6, 2017 (Next Generation-July 5, 2019)
Class 357 (Next-Gen)
357066
100 MPH Free 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Adtranz/Bombardier Transportation/Electrostar December 4, 2017 (Next Generation-July 5, 2019)
Class 377 (Next-Gen)
377280
100 MPH 1500 Points 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Bombardier Transportation/Electrostar December 18, 2017 (Next Generation- June 8, 2019)
Class 380
Roblox 12 19 2018 10 46 36 PM
100 MPH 1500 Points 3 or 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Siemens Mobility/Desiro May 11, 2018
Class 458 (Next-Gen)
Class 458s
/5 - 75MPH

/0- 100MPH

1500 Points

4 or 5 coaches

All routes excluding R009 and R026 Alstom/Juniper

/5 - July 29, 2019

/0 - August 14, 2019

Class 465

(Next-Gen)

465PB
75 MPH 1500 Points 4 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 British Rail Engineering Limited, ABB Rail, Metro-Cammell/Networker November 30, 2017

(Next Generation- February 22, 2020)

Class 707 (Next-Gen)
707058 at Benton
100 MPH 300 Points 5 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Siemens/Desiro City April 21, 2018 (Next Generation- July 20, 2019)
Class 720 (Next-Gen)
720036
100 MPH 1500 Points 5 coaches All routes excluding R009 and R026 Bombardier Transportation/Aventra January 29, 2018

(Next Generation- February 22, 2020)

Class 68 (Next-Gen)
68
100 MPH 300

Points

and 200 Experience

2 locomotives, 3 coaches, making it 5 coaches R003, R004,

R006, R007, R009, R022, R024, R025, R026

Vossloh Eurolight December 31, 2018 (Next Generation- August 8th, 2019)

Former

Class Number Maximum Speed Price Number of Coaches Routes Operated On Manufacturer

Train Family

Date Put Into Service Date Withdrawn From Service
Class 700
700
100 MPH Free 6 coaches Stepford Town (Stepford Central)-Port Benton Siemens Mobility/Desiro City November 25, 2017 April 21, 2018

Class 387

Class 387 Connect Train (December 4, 2017)
110 MPH 45 Robux 4 coaches All routes Bombardier Transportation/Electrostar December 4, 2017 December 18, 2017 (Moved to Waterline on December 21, 2017, then AirLink on June 8, 2019)

Future

  • None at the moment

Depots

Current

Former

Future

  • None at this time.

Sidings

Current

Stations

Current

Former

Future

  • None at this time.

Trivia

  • This operator has the most fleet and stations.
  • This is the only operator in SCR that no trains can run on all routes.
  • Most of the stations were originally meant to be on the closed operator: Metro.
  • This is the oldest operator in SCR.
  • Only two trains are Paper Trains: the Class 333 and the Class 380.
  • This Operator haves the most Depots and Spawning Locations.

Routes

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