sesese9 (West Calbar) |
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Maplelyn District (West Calbar) |
Northern Star Ferries via Seneca Canal|
Arctic Plains Ferries via Freshney Canal
Arctic Plains Metro
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|Founded||16th September 2015 - April 9th 2017|
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The SMP was originally formed because of how close the towns of West Calbar and Washingcube were, and the assumption that both Freshney and Washingcube would come together also. The goal was to encourage growth between the now-called districts with the use of public transport and road links, along which they could grow against.
However, few of these plans were successful. RaiLinQ's opening of their intra-SMP line did help connect the SMP together and the also helped. The , on the other hand, acted as a divider between Freshney and Washingcube which made Freshney never seem a true part of the SMP. While growth did increase, it was hampered by inactivity. Plans did arrive of including but again inactivity led this to slip.
By the start of 2017, ideas of the ending of SMPs altogether were around. Reflection at this time, although difficult due to inactivity and timezones, concluded that many other ideas the mayors had would never come to fruition, such as an SMP airport. All SMP work had pretty much ended before the deadline but it was only then that it was officially disbanded.
Information about transit within each town can be found on their pages, however major lines are listed here.
There are several 3rd party rail services in and around the Arctic Plains. Stations in bold are those inside the Arctic Plains.
One of the two major projects of the SMP was the construction of the to connect the SMP together. This was completed by mid-2016 and along with a connection to meant that the whole SMP was well connected to the wider MRT network.
Other connections to the are available in West Calbar around the Spaghetti Bowl, which also incorporates the to Laclede and .
In early 2017 a connection to the in Freshney, at the end of , was completed after many months of planning.
The River Freshney existed as a very rough connection along the SMP to Freshney, although this was not connected to the Seneca Canal. It was therefore decided to make the Freshney Canal which turned out to be the largest project in the SMP. It formed the backbone of the SMP and still serves a purpose as a connection for ships to access the West Calbar Harbour (for Washingcube also) and the Port of Freshney. It took 2 years to complete to its current state, which is still unstable around the Freshney Straight.