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Overview

WaterLine is a minor operator of rail services across the Stepford County Railway network. It is a subsidiary of Stepford Connect, and as such Connect branding is visible on multiple aspects of WaterLine including rolling stock and signage. The highest speed of all Waterline rolling stock is 100 MPH and the max speed you will see is 90 MPH.

The WaterLine network has seen major expansions since the initial opening in late 2017 between Benton and Greenslade (now one of the five routes used).

The WaterLine Headquarters can be found at Faraday Road.

This is the first operator to share tracks, because this line and Stepford Connect share a small section of track between Benton and Port Benton.

History of WaterLine

2017

In October 2017, Managing Director Charlie_RBX stated that a new franchise was coming and that it would be part of Stepford Connect. He also stated that services would start at Benton, follow the mainline to Port Benton, and continue on to a new branch. The franchise's name was later revealed, and services commenced in December 2017. The newly opened line services ran over from Benton to Greenslade, calling at Benton, Port Benton, Whitney Green, and Greenslade. Morganstown Docks was opened shortly after. By the end of the year, the Newry branch opened with five new stations, being Newry Harbour, Newry, Eden Quay, Faraday Road, and West Benton. The Class 387s, rejected from Stepford Connect, were reintroduced for WaterLine services.

2018

V1.0 brought big changes to WaterLine, introducing three new train classes - the Class 171, Class 319, and Class 701. The update also brought a new branch towards Connolly, calling at Cambridge Street Parkway and Ashlan Park along the way.

During December 2018, the V1.1 advent calendar was launched, and had a bunch of sneak peeks and upgrades for WaterLine, including:

  1. The refurbishment of Class 165 and 166 units.
  2. New stations Airport West and James Street.
  3. The removal of Class 701 units from service.
  4. A minor refurbishment of Class 387 units.
  5. A major refurbishment of Faraday Road station.

After the update was released, WaterLine services became slightly more frequent, but in line with the opening of new lines for Stepford Connect and the commencement of AirLink services, the trend quickly ended.

2019

On May 14th, V1.3 released, and the Class 508s were introduced as the first Next Generation trains for the operator. On June 8th, the Class 387s were transferred to AirLink, and Class 379s were introduced to replace them. On August 31st, the Class 171s were upgraded to Next Generation. In early October, the Class 319 units were confirmed as next on the roster for upgrades.

2020

On 5th May 2020 WaterLine will be renamed WaterRailway. There willl be Train Manager announcements on the PA.

Rolling Stock

The following list represents the current, past, and future fleet of WaterLine.

Current

Class Number Maximum Speed Price Number of Coaches Routes Operated On Train Family/Manufacturer Date Put Into Service
Class 165
165
90 MPH 2250 Points 2 coaches All routes BREL York/Networker Turbo December 16, 2017
Class 166
166
90 MPH 2250 Points 3 coaches All routes ABB York/Networker Turbo December 16, 2017
Class 171 (Next-Gen)
171
100 MPH 2250 Points 2 coaches All routes Bombardier Transportation/Turbostar April 21, 2018 (Next Generation- August 31, 2019)
Class 319 (Soon Next-Gen)
319-0
100 MPH 2250 Points 4 coaches All routes British Rail Engineering Limited/BR Second Gen (Mark 3) April 21, 2018

(Next Generation- Unknown)

Class 379 (Next-Gen)
379faraday
100 MPH 2250 Points 4 coaches All routes Bombardier Transportation/Electrostar June 8th, 2019
Class 508 (Next-Gen)
508087
75 MPH 2000 Points 3 coaches All routes BREL/BREL 1972 "PEP" May 14, 2019
Class 730
730PB
100 MPH 1000 Points 3 coaches All routes Bombardier Transportation/Aventra August 18, 2018

Former

Class Number Maximum Speed Price Number of Coaches Routes Operated On Train Family Date Put Into Service Date Withdrawn From Service
Class 701
Roblox 12 21 2018 10 17 16 AM
100 MPH 3000 Points 4 coaches All routes Bombardier Transportation/Aventra April 21, 2018 December 31, 2018
Class 387
Class 387
110 MPH 2250 Points 4 coaches

All routes

Bombardier Transportation/Electrostar December 21, 2017 June 8th, 2019

(Moved to AirLink fleet)

Future

  • There are no planned fleet in the future as of now.

Notes

  • Driving Waterline is the best way to earn points, as most of the stations are significantly close to each other, and there are a number of routes.
  • Airport West is in the Airport Zone, but the map doesn't mention it.

Depots

Current

Future

  • None known of at this time.

Former

  • None known of at this time.

Stations

Current

Future

  • Unknown station(s) beyond James Street as confirmed on roadmap

Former

  • There are no closed stations on WaterLine.

Routes

The routes for this line have been moved to this article.

Trivia

  • Many players agree that this route is dead due to the massive updates which seem to leave out WaterLine. The most recent update to WaterLine being the upgrade of the Class 171 to Next Generation.
  • On all but one route (Benton <-> Greenslade) on this line has only 1 depot, which is pretty annoying to some people.
  • This is the only operator that does not skip any stations.
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