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Waterline, stylised as waterline, operates rail services to various districts around Stepford County, such as Connolly, Newry, Newry HarbourGreenslade, Benton, Morganstown and James Street. A full journey on the mainline, which runs from Newry to Benton takes about 5 minutes.

The operator is classified as a regional commuter rail due to its short travel times and the stations it serves. The trains on this route can go as fast as 100 miles per hour, but are limited to 90 miles per hour.

Prior to 1 May 2020, this route was a sub-franchise of Connect, branded as WaterLine and bearing a  navy blue  colour scheme. It now operates as its own separate franchise and bears a  greyish blue  colour scheme.

History

2017

  • In October 2017, plans were announced to open a new route as part of Connect, following the mainline from Benton to Port Benton and continuing on to a new branch. Services commenced on 4th December, exclusively using Class 165 and Class 166 units and Morganstown Docks was constructed shortly after.

2018

  • On 4th April, the Class 323 was announced on Discord with "coming soon" in the announcement, however the train has never been released.

2019

  • On 14th MayClass 508 units entered service, being the first with Next Generation doors and interiors on the route.
  • On 8th June, all Class 387 units were transferred to AirLink, being replaced by Class 379 units also with Next Generation tech.
  • On 31st August, all Class 171 units were upgraded with the same tech from the recently introduced units.

2020

  • On 1st May, the Connect franchise was renewed to no longer include the Waterline route. All Class 165, Class 166, and Class 730 units were upgraded with Next Generation V2 doors and interiors, and became the first trains to bare the new branding introduced with the franchise renewal. All Class 171, Class 195, and Class 379 units were also fitted with the new branding.
  • On 2nd May, plans were revealed to retrofit all Class 508 units with the new branding.
  • On 29th October, the NG V3 Class 379 was introduced.

2021

  • On 1st January, Whitney Green Depot and Greenslade were updated and Class 379 received a new horn.
  • On 22nd January, Charlie_RBX posted a poll on the SCR Discord "#voting" channel, either for a (completely new) Connect extension between Leighton Stepford Road and Llyn-by-the-Sea, or the James Street extension. Both being a one-stop extension.
  • 4th July: Plans were revealed for the remodelling of the Class 171 units to the mesh models.
  • 7th July: Class 171 units are upgraded to mesh models.


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 165/0 165out.png 90 2250 2 (/0)

4 (/1)

BREL Networker 16th December 2017 1st May 2020 [1] All routes (165/1 is unable to do R015)
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Class 166 166out.png 90 2250 3 ABB All routes except R015
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Class 171 171out3.png 100 2250 2 Bombardier Turbostar 21st April 2018 31st August 2019 All routes
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Class 195 195 out.png 100 1500 2/3 CAF Civity 22nd February 2020 All routes (195/1 is unable to do R015)
195-1-Refurbished.png
Electric multiple-units
Class 319 319out.png 100 2250 4 BREL Mark 3 21st April 2018 22nd February 2020 All routes except R015
Class 379 379 out.png Bombardier Electrostar 8th June 2019
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Class 508 508out.png 75 2000 3 BREL PEP 14th May 2019
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Class 730/0 730 out.png 100 1000 3 Bombardier Aventra 18th August 2018 1st May 2020

Former

Class Number Image Top Speed

(mph)

Price

(Points)

Carriages Manufacturer Train Family Date Put Into Service Date Withdrawn From Service Routes Operated On Fate
Class 701 Class 701 Old.png 100 3000 4 Bombardier Aventra 21st April 2018 31st December 2018 All routes (at that time) Unsuitability and replaced by Class 730
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Class 387 Class 387.png 110 2250 4 Electrostar 21st December 2017 8th June 2019 Transferred to Airlink and replaced by Class 379
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Future

  • None at the moment

Proposed

Class Number Image Top Speed

(mph)

Carriages Manufacturer Train Family
Class 323 Class323.png 90 3 Hunslet Hyper Networker

Notes

  • Sometimes, Waterline is crowded on purpose by players. This is considered "Waterline flooding."
  • Driving Waterline is the best way to earn/grind points, as most of the stations are significantly close to each other, and there are a number of routes.
  • The Class 730 is the most common train to be seen on Waterline because of it's price.
  • James Street as of 1/6/2021 currently has no ticket machines, barriers or CIS boards.
  • The Class 701 was removed because it didn't suit the line.

Depots

Current

Future

  • None at the current moment

Former

  • None at the current moment

Sidings

Current

Future

  • None at the current moment

Former

  • None at the current moment

Stations

Current

Future

Former

  • There are no closed stations on Waterline.

Routes

Waterline South
Route Code Calling at
Newry to Greenslade R010 Eden Quay, Faraday Road, West Benton, Benton, Port Benton, Morganstown Docks and Whitney Green.
Waterline North
Route Code Calling at
Newry to Connolly R011 Eden Quay, Faraday Road, West Benton, Benton, Cambridge Street Parkway and Ashlan Park.
Newry Harbour to Connolly R012 Newry, Eden Quay, Faraday Road, West Benton, Benton, Cambridge Street Parkway and Ashlan Park.
Suburban
Route Code Calling at
Benton to Greenslade R013 Port Benton, Morganstown Docks and Whitney Green.
Airport Line
Route Code Calling at
Newry to James Street R014 Eden Quay, Faraday Road, West Benton, Benton, Cambridge Street Parkway and Stepford Airport West.
Morganstown Shuttle
Route Code Calling at
Morganstown Shuttle R015 Port Benton and Morganstown Docks.

Trivia

  • Waterline is named after water because it's service runs along the River Ben.
  • Many players agree that this operator is dead due to the massive updates which seem to leave out Waterline.
    • Sometimes, more players at one time drive it, but most probably just for earning points. Decoration and general look can be pretty boring for players.
  • This is the only operator that does not skip any stations.
  • This is the only operator where some trains can never hit their top speed at any point on the line without breaking the speed limits.
  • The Class 195 was the first train on Waterline with coach variants, and the Class 165 was the first train on Waterline with a double configuration, and the second overall in SCR.
  • Waterline has the least amount of routes as of 1.7 ( only 6 routes )
    • Before 1.7, Express had the least amount of routes, exactly 5 routes. The update brought the operator 3 new routes, passing both Waterline and Airlink in the number of routes.
  • Waterline is the only operator to own lettered platforms as of 1.7. Newry is only a Waterline station, having platforms 2A and 2B, while platforms 5A and 5B in Morganstown are only for Waterline trains.
    • In fact, R013 is the only Waterline route to not be able to stop at a lettered platform. R010, R011 and R014 have the possibility to finish at platform 2A in Newry, R012 stops westbound at Newry at platform 2B and R015 finishes at platform 5A or 5B in Morganstown.
  • The first Waterline livery was based off the Great Western Railway livery.


  1. 165/1 was added on this date as NG, before then there was only the 165/0.
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