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Waterline, stylised as waterline, operates rail services to various districts around Stepford County, such as Connolly, Newry, Newry Harbour, Greenslade, Benton, Morganstown and James Street. A full journey on the main line, 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

2018

2019

  • On 14th May, Class 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

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 143 143meshout.png 75 2500 2

4 (Double)

Hunslet-Barclay and Walter Alexander Pacer 18th December 2021 All routes (Double variant is unable to do R015)
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)
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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 730meshwout.png 90 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 current moment.

Proposed

Class Number Image Top Speed

(mph)

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

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

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

Newry HarbourNewry HarbourNewryNewryNewryNewryEden QuayEden QuayEden QuayEden QuayFaraday RoadFaraday RoadFaraday RoadFaraday RoadWest BentonWest BentonWest BentonWest BentonBentonBentonBentonBentonBentonBentonPort BentonPort BentonPort BentonPort BentonMorganstown DocksMorganstown DocksMorganstown DocksMorganstown DocksMorganstownMorganstownWhitney GreenWhitney GreenWhitney GreenGreensladeGreensladeGreensladeCambridge Street ParkwayCambridge Street ParkwayCambridge Street ParkwayAshlan ParkAshlan ParkConnollyConnollyStepford Airport WestStepford Airport WestJames StreetJames StreetWaterlineNewWLmaplightmode.png
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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
Benton to Morganstown R015 Port Benton and Morganstown Docks.

Trivia

  • Waterline is named after water because it's service runs along the River Ben.
  • 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.
  • Many players agree that this operator is 'dead' due to major updates which seem to leave out Waterline, however this is changing recently, with more station overhauls and the anticipated James Street Extension in progress.
  • 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 only Waterline and Stepford Express interchanges are Benton and Morganstown.
  • Likewise, the only Waterline and AirLink interchange is at Morganstown.
  • This operator used to be part of Connect, but it no longer is due to Waterline becoming a separate franchise.
  • This operator has the least amount of depots and sidings, only 4: Faraday Road Depot, Whitney Green Depot, Morganstown Siding and Benton Siding. Before V1.7, every Waterline route except R010 had only one depot.
  • This operator, along with Stepford Connect, are the last operators to see their trains upgraded to Next Generation. This operator also had the most Previous Generation trains prior to Version 1.5.
  • This is the only operator that does not serve Stepford City Zone or call at Stepford Central.
  • Newry Harbour was also going to serve trains to James Street, but the developers wanted to keep the station as small as possible.
  • James Street had no buffers before V1.6, but they were added in V1.6, most likely temporarily. Before V1.6, if you overshot the platform, your train would be immediately despawned with the despawn message saying "Invalid track detected.", but this message is no longer able to be seen because of the buffer being added. BanTech said on Discord that this was to prevent drivers from losing their experience for that route.
  • James Street as of 20/12/2021 currently has no ticket machines, barriers or CIS boards.
  • Before V1.6, R010 used every depot on Waterline, but because of the Morganstown Shuttle being added, a siding was added at Morganstown.
  • The Class 730 is the most common train to be seen on Waterline because of it's price.
  • 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.
  • The Class 701 was removed because it didn't suit the line.
  • Waterline has the least amount of routes as of V1.7 (only 6 routes).
    • Before V1.7, Stepford 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 V1.7. 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.
  • Waterline has the most double units than any other operator, 2. These comprise of the Class 165 and Class 143, both 4-cars.

Notes

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