This is a rough map of the Sugna City Transit regional rail system. Big thanks to Tylerdavasel for designing the base map and thekzx for giving me permission to use it!
SCT has 9 regional rail lines that originate at Sugna City Terminal and branch out to the surrounding suburbs. All lines except for the Ghostwood Line are fitted with overhead wires called catenary, which power the electric passenger trains that run on them.
The North Coast Line:
This line is the busiest and most well known line on the entire system. It runs between Sugna City and Tomahawk Coast, stopping at the many beach towns along the way. This is one of 4 lines on the SCT system that is shared with CountryLink, the intercity service provider. Countrylink runs an 8 car long regional service on this line between Sugna and Albion City to the north. This line also features CountryLink's fast, modern, and expensive X2000 service. X2000 trains race along the coast at up to 150 mph, cutting travel times greatly with limited stops and the their ability to literally tilt around curves.
The South Coast Line:
This is another line that is shared with CountryLink. However, there is a lower volume of people and no X2000 service on this line. The South Coast Line runs between Sugna and Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa is one of the many wealthy communities in the West Landcher area, which is known for its Latin-American style resorts and seaside villas. The line also serves Portside, the city's biggest warehouse district. Conrail (the freight railroad) also has their Portside Intermodal Facility in this area, which is one of the biggest container yards in the world.
The Flockston Line:
This line is the second most heavily traveled line on the SCT system. It runs from Sugna to Rosehill, cutting though the heart of the quiet suburban neighborhoods that make up the Tavindale area. CountryLink runs a fast regional service on this line to the distant town of Flockston Falls. This is the line you would ride if you wanted to meet the McIntots characters, as it passes right though their neighborhood. The line also passes though the industrial area of Rivertown before descending into the Rivertown Tunnels and heading straight into the city.
The Ghostwood Line:
The Ghostwood Line is the "odd line out" on the SCT system, as it's the only one that is not electric. Back in the 1930's when the catenary was installed on the rest of the system, the Ghostwood line was left out due to its limited clearance areas and steep grades. It was impractical to install catenary on that line. So far, plans have not been made to electrify the line in the future. CountryLink operates a diesel service along the line through the Ghostwood Mountains and into the Red Hills area. The look of the line is a bit exotic compared to the rest of the system. It highly resembles the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Austrailia. The surrounding hills are covered with gum trees and scrub brush, making it one of the most scenic lines on the system. It is also the only line with high level platforms at every station.
The Airport Line:
Built in the 1980's, the Airport line is the newest on the system. It branches off of the Ghostwood Line in the southern part of Rivertown and runs through the Sema area to Sugna Skyharbor International Airport. The line originally had its own special service, as indicated by the special yellow paint scheme that a portion of SCT's Blueliner cars wore. This paint scheme earned them the nickname "Tweety Birds" and only lasted for about 5 years. Now the line sees regular service and the former Tweety Birds have been painted back into their normal colors.
The Encanto Line:
This Line was the last to be electrified in 1945 but was the first in service on SCT when they took over the commuter services for Sugna City. The date was May 14, 1978 and it was 5:00 in the morning when the first train departed Encanto Station under the SCT name. The line saw a major decline in service in 2010 when rails and signals were replaced along the entire line. The old track had been eroded by flooding, as the line runs through the many wetlands near the Encanto River.
The Klepacki Line:
This was one of 2 lines that were the first to be electrified way back in 1920 (the other being the Flockston Line). The old Sugna and Eastern Railroad was looking to experiment with electric trains to provide clean, fast, and efficient service on their (at the time) steam powered system. Success on these lines led to the installation of catenary wires on the entire system between 1934 and 1945. When there is a problem on the Flockston Line, Tavindale commuters use the nearby Klepacki Line as sort of a backup to avoid delays and get into the city quickly.
The Pemte Line:
The Pemte Line splits off of the South Coast Line in Portside and runs to the Sugna Gardens entertainment complex. Here it connects with a privately owned monorail that circles the complex. This line is often crowded with sports fans whenever there is a game of any kind at Sugna Gardens. SCT runs special express trains for sporting events. The line used to run through the Southern Mountains in a series of tunnels to Southtown. This portion of the line was closed in 1986 due to low ridership and decay inside the tunnels. Today the tunnels are used as hideouts for local druggies and punks, which is why they are avoided by Pemte and Southtown residents.
The Delwyn Line:
One of the oldest lines on the system, the Delwyn line is known to SCT workers as "The Social Tour". They call it this because of the quick change in social classes along the line. It branches off of the North Coast Line in Eleventown, the city's most violent and dangerous district, before passing through Franklin, another notorious area. However, the scenery changes almost immediately as the line passes into Dottscale. The graffiti covered slums turn into wealthy gated communities with tree lined streets and old victorian houses. The Line is 3 tracks wide, with the middle track being used by frequent Conrail freight trains heading up through Woodland Forest and Stickard to the Pattonhawk Hills. This line is truly a favorite among local railfans.
McIntots is © Donut Kitty Productions. Original map by Tylerdavasel. I was given permission to use this map by thekzx.
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