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Old September 23rd, 2013, 02:55 AM   #1381
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Old September 29th, 2013, 04:39 AM   #1382
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This is my newest rail creation, but based off an old project.



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This is the fictional city of Cindyville, by which I had a decent bus system set up for (including schedules and route maps) before my old computer crashed. This map is the rail system that complements the bus lines and allows for fast service around the area.

[B]RAIL LINES AND HISTORY OF THE SYSTEM[B]

The blue and red lines are both elevated rail (like the Chicago El). The Blue Line was built first and opened in 1998 between Patsyville Airport and Cindyville Airport. The Red Line quickly followed, and opened in 2004 between Old Town and 22nd Ave S. The segment between 22nd Ave S and 75th Ave N opened in 2012. Both El lines are fully automated.

There is also a People Mover system around the Cindyville Airport, the Yellow Line, though it not yet complete to the south. The first link opened between Terminal 1 and the Transportation Center in 1998, along with the Blue Line El. The Terminal 2 station opened in 2003, and the link to Terminal 4 opened in 2008.

A second People Mover line, the Westside Connector, was actually the city's first mode of rail transport, opening in 1987 as a demo line. The connector was nearly demolished in 1993 due to low ridership, but was saved after transit advocates were able to convince the city of Cindyville to extend the line to the Central Station and connect it to the then-proposed Blue Line El. The two original stations along the Westside Connector are 22nd Ave S and Riverwalk (which was originally called Lynnhaven Blvd). The third original station was called Mildred Park and was demolished in 1996 to make way for a 5 block extension to the Cindyville Central Station, which opened along with the Blue Line El in 1998. The Central Station serves as downtown Cindyville's transit hub, serving various bus routes, the Blue Line El, the Westside Connector, and the Eastside Commuter Rail.

Speaking of which, the Eastside Commuter Rail is denoted in Purple and opened in 2004 as a quick and easy way for commuters in the east suburbs to avoid driving on the interstates. The commuter rail line is modeled after the Music City STAR in Nashville, TN.

[B]SERVICE HOURS[B]

Both the Blue and Red Line El's run local service only, there is no express service.

The Blue Line El operates 24/7, since it is a vital link between airports.

Weekday frequency is as follows:
  • Weekday peak frequency (4am to 9am, 3pm to 7pm) is 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Weekday midday frequency (9am to 3pm) is every 6 to 10 minutes.
  • Weekday evening frequency (7pm to 10pm) is every 15 minutes.
  • Weekday overnight frequency (10pm to 4am, Mon thru Thurs nights) is every 30 minutes.
  • On Friday nights, from 10pm to 2am (Saturday morning), frequency remains every 15 minutes to allow customers to enjoy city nightlife.

Weekend frequency is as follows:
  • Saturday early morning frequency (2am to 6am) is every 30 minutes.
  • Saturday morning frequency (6am to 9am) is every 15 minutes.
  • Saturday midday frequency (9am to 4pm) is every 20 minutes.
  • Saturday late afternoon/evening/late night frequency (4pm to 2am Sunday morning) is every 15 minutes to allow customers to enjoy city nightlife.
  • Sunday early morning frequency (2am to 6am) is every 30 minutes.
  • Sunday daytime/evening frequency (6am to 10pm) is every 20 minutes.
  • Sunday overnight frequency (10pm to 4am Monday morning) is every 30 minutes.

The Red Line El has more limited hours, since it runs along the eastern downtown beltway (freeway). Service is more like 24/5 (running continuously from 4am Monday until 2am Sunday morning)

Weekday frequency is as follows:
  • Weekday peak frequency (4am to 9am, 3pm to 7pm) is 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Weekday midday frequency (9am to 3pm) is every 6 to 10 minutes.
  • Weekday evening frequency (7pm to 10pm) is every 15 minutes.
  • Weekday overnight frequency (10pm to 4am, Mon thru Thurs nights) is every 30 minutes.
  • On Friday nights, from 10pm to 2am (Saturday morning), frequency remains every 15 minutes to allow customers to enjoy city nightlife.

Weekend frequency is as follows:
  • Saturday early morning frequency (2am to 6am) is every 30 minutes.
  • Saturday daytime frequency (6am to 6pm) is every 20 minutes.
  • Saturday evening/late night frequency (6pm to 2am Sunday morning) is every 15 minutes to allow customers to enjoy city nightlife.
  • Service stops at 2am Sunday morning, and then resumes at 7am.
  • Sunday frequency is every 20 minutes all day (7am until end of service at 10pm).

Holiday service for both the Red and Blue Lines follow the same schedule/frequency as Sunday service.

The Westside Connector and Airport People Movers have varying hours, but frequent departures.

For the Westside Connector APM:
  • Service operates 24/7, including holidays.
  • Trains depart every 90 seconds on weekdays (from 4am Monday to 2am Saturday) and every 2 minutes during weekends and holidays.

For the Cindyville Airport APM:
  • Service operates 24/7, including holidays.
  • Trains depart every 90 seconds between 4am and 10pm, 7 days a week, including holidays.
  • Frequency decreases to every 2 minutes during the overnight (10pm to 4am).

The Eastside Commuter Rail operates Monday through Friday from 4:45am until 9am and from 3:15pm to 9pm. Service frequency varies between every 45 minutes to every hour. There is also additional late-night service on Friday nights (9pm until 12-midnight) to allow customers to enjoy city nightlife.

For those wishing to enjoy nightlife until 2am Saturday morning, and also on Saturday night, a supplemental motorcoach shuttle bus service (Cindyville RailOWL Shuttle) operates along the Eastside Commuter Rail corridor on Saturday mornings, departing the Cindyville Central Station at 12:15am, 12:45am, 1:15am, 1:45am, and 2:15am. Saturday night shuttles depart the Sanderson Station (serving all commuter rail stops) for inbound service every 15 minutes between 6pm and 10pm. Outbound service shuttles depart the Cindyville Central Station every 15 minutes between 9pm and 2:15am.

ROLLING STOCK

The Red Line El uses the CVX-1996 rubber-tyred automated railcars, which are based off the MP 89CA trains from the Paris Metro Line 14. These trains originally were distributed amongst the Blue and Red Lines, but operate solely on the Red Line since it was extended from 22nd Ave S to 75th Ave N in 2012. Trains run in 6-car configurations.

The Blue Line uses the CVX-2006 rubber-tyred automated railcars, which are based off the MP 05 trains from the Paris Metro Line 1. These trains have been in service along the Blue Line since 2011. Trains run in 10-car configurations.

Both the Westside Connector and Cindyville Airport APMs utilize Bombardier Innovia APM 100 cars in 3-car configurations.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 04:56 AM   #1383
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WOW QUITE A WELL PLANNED MAP!!!
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Old September 29th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #1384
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 09:52 AM   #1386
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Looks like you've got at least one fan...

I'm sorry, but apart from your Vanduser map most of your maps generally have the same look and feel to me. I'd be pleasantly surprised if you'd create a fantasy network for a non-existing city the size of New York, London, Paris or Tokyo (the network, specifically). Say with more than ten lines, local and express stops, railway lines, rivers etc. A bit like Vanduser but way more complicated.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 01:14 PM   #1387
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1. Why you plan so poor weekend service, when on working day you gave very high standard? For city lines 15 minutes interval is minimal standard, even it is weekend or holiday.

2. Why only rush hour commuter rail? On the east of USA there are a lot of succesfull commuter rail lines which run all day every hour (more frequent in rush hour). In Europe, usual interval for commuter rail is 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 02:03 PM   #1388
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The commuter rail line runs like the Music City STAR in Nashville, which only has peak service. The commuter rail in Cindyville is run by a separate entity that gets funding mostly from suburb municipalities and they decide how much funding, etc the line gets (similar to how Hampton Roads Transit in Norfolk, VA is run), so therefore, the service is quite spotty.

Weekend service on the El lines are not as good right now due to funding issues with the city. These issues have been resolved as of September 30, and enhanced weekend service will begin on November 2.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 01:48 AM   #1389
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I'm sorry, but apart from your Vanduser map most of your maps generally have the same look and feel to me. I'd be pleasantly surprised if you'd create a fantasy network for a non-existing city the size of New York, London, Paris or Tokyo (the network, specifically). Say with more than ten lines, local and express stops, railway lines, rivers etc. A bit like Vanduser but way more complicated.
Honestly, I am trying to be practical with a lot of the real life maps that I have made for actual cities (Richmond, Milwaukee, Baltimore etc). The point of these is not necessarily to make a complex map, but rather to give people the impression of what a subway would look like in certain cities. Also, the simpler fantasy maps were some of my earlier stuff (I plan to make some more with the scale of Vanduser).
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Old October 4th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #1390
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Old October 6th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #1391
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Nice one Just a tip: don't put station markers on the line angles - it breaks the smooth flow of the lines. See 'Stadium' on the brown line for instance.
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I know, I tried avoiding that, but I mean, hey they do exist

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Of course there are curved stations but since you're making a geographically non accurate map there's no need to put the station right on the angle
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Of course there are curved stations but since you're making a geographically non accurate map there's no need to put the station right on the angle
Great map!

I know, I just put them there so names would not overlap (trust me, I did not really want them)
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I have many curvy stations within my Mushroom Kingdom fantasy system. In fact, one station (the Mushroom Kingdom Opera House station, shares Lines 5 and 6) is as curvy as the old South Ferry Loop in New York (Line 1). That station also has to use gap fillers and trains screech in and out of the station every several minutes. The platform length is 120m, and most trains are 90m in length (6-cars) and are articulated.
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I know, I just put them there so names would not overlap (trust me, I did not really want them)
Well, the great thing about fantasy maps is that you can add and delete stations and even entire lines completely at your own will...
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I enjoy reading some of the criticisms because it explains a lot on how transit maps are designed.
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You know what, I don't see what's wrong with stations, on curves, and I personally love the map, end of story.
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