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Hendon

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Hendon is a town that sits on the NE coast. Its station (NE5) is well served by MRT Northern Line services from the North West area to the North East area.

The town is situated on the B12 road that links Xiiona and Shadowpoint. The town is now the junction with the B121 road to Geneva Bay.

Hendon is also a borough as well as a town and serves Hatch End and Harrow in the same area. Hatch End is owned by GrumpyGoomba9 and Harrow is owned by CondinYT, all of which are friends.

The town of Hendon is owned by London150. He built most of the town himself and established a town hall in the old SubSub building which was in better condition.


Hendon Updates so far

I have applied for the CPRB for Hendon City and unfortunately have not been promoted. There's a few comments about lack of wider buildings;this is ok as i only wanted comments so that i can improve.

However, it's come that roads was a problem. Staff have commented about spaghetti junctions. If any staff member who voted in Hendon's CRPB can inform me of what junctions look really confusing, let me know and i'll try my best to improve them and make them simplier.

Thank you for being patience in this update.

--London150

History

Hendon has a vast history. It sits on the swamp river and on a lake (the latter being named Hendon Lake). The area around the area was full of hills! Because the B12 road goes through it already, it makes connections to other towns/cities much easier.

When London150 claimed the area (along with NE5 station), he drew out plans in his mind one night and to make it an 'eco' town. Rather than road transport being priority, public transport like metros and trains is key to operate the system. The first section of the Hendon Metro was open between Hendon Mainline (NE5) and Hendon East.

Much of the history is with the lake... being the boats way in and out. When Hendon Bridge opened with the C1 to Hendon Monument, this was probably the first motorway (as destined with the UK Motorways but not with M although it may change in future, keep a eye out on the noticeboard in the town itself) to be built in the Borough of Hendon.

The first tunnel underwater was the Hendon Metro between Hatch End and Hendon South. Named Operation 'Hatch', the line was extended in June 2017. By this time, Hendon had plenty of housing and hotel spaces available.

Hatch End was next to be built by GrumpyGoomba9. This required another couple of tunnels for the C3 motorway (now part of the Hendon Park Bypass) to go under the massive hill that separates Hendon from Hatch End entirely. At the time when Hatch End was starting, Harrow was also starting and its town is displayed down below with Hatch Ends description.

The Harrow Crossing was one of the largest bridge structures built in Hendon City (this was before the New Cainport Stadium, the O2 Arena and other tall structures that exist in 2018). Built in mid-2017, it took the M4 motorway (links up with M3 motorway at Harrow) and that the bridge was made entirely from concrete.

In October 2017, the Hendon Metro took its first opportunity to extend to New Cainport (owned by CondinYT) and also a proposal for the metro to reach NE7 (Winterside which is Needn's town). This will be discussed as Winterside is only served by the MRT Northern Line. The same town is also on the B12 road. Since then, there is no further plan to extend to Winterside.

During the later part of 2017, Hendon City has been expanded and that housing is now on the rise. Houses were to be in different stone/wood/brick structures and that they would have a garden in most of them. During December 2017, there was a few cracks found in the tunnel structure underwater between New Cainport and Hendon Beach station (now renamed Hendon Docks). Repairing the cracks would take weeks to do and that the section of the Silverlink Metro (originally Hendon Metro) between New Cainport and Hendon Docks was suspended and that there was also no rail replacement bus services either. Passengers were advised to walk to New Cainport Town and catch a DLR WarpRail service to Hendon Mainline, from there could they continue their journey.

In January 2018, the M25 (now B125) was complete as an Orbital Motorway. Other developments also took place at the time and that some outside bus companies have now applied to run to Hendon or through the city to other destinations in the North East of the MRT. A massive bus station was built at Hendon Parkway (next to the Park+Ride car park and metro station) and all buses now terminate or call here to serve Hendon.

In mid-2018, London150 decided to set out a proposal to claim NE4 as part of Hendon City (West). Since the owner was not doing any recent developments, it felt needed that it would reduce pressure on space issues on the east, north and south side of the City. Currently in Hendon West, a new shopping centre and mainline station is being built and that it should be completed by January 2019. Silverlink Metro already run to NE4 and that there's plans to put housing and even some small retail outlet warehouses.

In August 2018, all the motorways and roads were declassified of their M and C lettering. They were replaced with B for motorways/major dual carriageway (if it serves a main destination) and just plain named signs for other roads in the City.

Housing is now on the rise since the start of 2018 and that by March 2019, there will be a total of 100 houses/50 flats built in the City and West areas.

Roads and Motorways in Hendon (As of November 2018)

As of November 2018, the main road system in Hendon is now mainly named roads or bypasses. Motorways in Hendon are classed as 'B' roads but this isn't always the case. A thorough review of every dual carriageway/expressway in Hendon City would be reviewed as if it could be a motorway (well built to standards) or a plain dual carriageway/bypass.

Motorways Starts' Ends Destinations Opened
B124 South Hendon (B12) New Cainport Stadium Hendon City, Harrow, New Cainport January 2017 (as C1/M1). Changed to B124 in August 2018
B125 Orbital Orbital Hendon, New Cainport, Moonlight Bay, Hatch End, Harrow, Winterside Opened as M25 in March 2017 with partial sections, it finished as an orbital ring road around Hendon on the 8th January 2018. M25 became B125 in August of that year.
B126 At the B124/Hendon Park Hatch End Harrow, Hatch End, Hendon May 2017, as the M4, becoming the M3 after Harrow. M3/M4 was renumbered and lettered as B126 in August 2018.
B127 Hendon West (B125) New Cainport (B125) New Cainport, Harrow Section opened as M25/B125 in April 2017, then B125 was moved west and since October 2018, the section between Junction 3 (Hendon West) and Junction 5 (New Cainport) of the B125 has been renumbered and lettered as the B127. This road was downgraded from motorway status to normal dual carriageway status in September 2018.
  • The B127 is no longer a motorway. Downgrading of the motorway took place in September 2018 after seeing that there wasn't enough points to deem it still a motorway
  • At the moment, there is growing concerns as the B124 junction at Hendon Park have been dubbed 'confusing'. Discussions will be made over the next few days.
  • The next update of information will be on the 20th January 2019.

The Harrow Crossing

The Harrow Crossing is part of the M4 that goes over a river, known as the Llyn Har (Llyn in English means Lake but is a Welsh saying). However, the construction cost to build the Harrow Crossing wouldn't have gone without its doubts.

GrumpyGoomba9 and CondinYT proposed the bridge/tunnel plan. They decided to put both carriageways of the M4 on the bridge and provide separate tunnels in event of high winds or an incident on the bridge.

This lead to the bridge being constructed over a 3 month period between April and July 2017. The bridge also carries the Hendon Metro between Hendon South and Harrow.

Surprisingly, the crossing does not charge users to use the crossing. This is all funded by Hendon Borough Council in a bid to relieve traffic using the Goomba Tunnels on the M3 so that there's two ways to go to Harrow and Hatch End.

The M4 is the only motorway in Hendon that has NO other junctions in the middle except the ones at each end of the crossing.

In October 2017, the Harrow Crossing was restricted to only uCars to use in both directions. The bridge itself was reduced to 1 lane in each direction. This allowed for the Harrow Town Tunnels to be reconstructed after accidents and even a fire occurred. This then bought about a new twin tunnel under the Llyn Har.

Harrow Town Tunnels were situated to the north of the bridge rather than south to ease pressure on the D4/M3/D5 Interchange that was also being rebuilt to cater for when the bridge is closed.

Borough of Hendon and merging all towns together

The Borough of Hendon was formed when Hatch End (GrumpyGoomba9) and Harrow (CondinYT) wanted to join the rest of Hendon to create one large town altogether. Even though they are separate, the towns still comes under the Hendon Borough Council. The council offices is yet to be made and will be near to the MRT station

As of December 2017, the merging of all towns to Hendon to create a 'giant city' is underway. Hatch End, New Cainport (New Carport by the time it's completed) and Harrow will all be 'neighbourhoods'. Despite all being separate, a park will be made in the centre between all the towns. During the merge, the motorway scheme will be looked at once again to determine which motorway should be removed and which shouldn't. The result will be announced during January 2018.

Hatch End

This section was written by GrumpyGoomba9, the owner of the town.

Hatch End is a town located in the borough of Hendon. The town is owned by GrumpyGoomba9 and was established in June 2017. Hatch End is situated approximately 200 blocks west of Hendon, and was located there due to the flat land and lake. (known as Hatch End Lake) The name of the town comes from the London Overground station of the same name.

Although Hatch End is not served by a MRT line, it has a metro connection to Hendon at NE5. Hatch End station is currently served by the City line, which offers connections to Hendon and Hendon Beach - and also the Goomba Line, which offers connections to Harrow. Hatch End is also served by the C3 motorway, offering connections to the surrounding towns. Due to the hilly terrain between Hendon and Hatch End, the Goomba Tunnels were constructed on the C3. These tunnels are as old as the town itself, as until the extension of the C3 into Harrow, were the only road in and out of the town. Hatch End also has a ring road, called the D3 (although it is often referred to as the North Circular and South Circular depending on which side of the lake you are on.) There is a major intersection at the entrance to Hatch End, with the junction being split into 3A and 3B (called the Goomba Flyover and Hatch End Flyover respectively,) which links the C3 with the D3. There is also a car park, located under the grassy area outside the station. Hatch End has two bridges, and four tunnels (two being the aforementioned Goomba Tunnels) These are the Double Tunnels, Acacia Bridge and Arch Bridge. There is a services on the C3 between Hatch End and Harrow, which is the largest services in the Hendon area, and the only one to have a to have a building, containing toilets, a cafe and a shop. (although the shop and cafe are currently CLOSED.)

ALL buildings in Hatch End (oldest first)

-GrumpyGoomba9's house

-Hatch End Station (City and Goomba lines)

-Hatch End Hotel (built by CondinYT)

-Demeter Eatery (owned by Shemoria)

-The Brick Tavern

-The Mug and Meeple Cafe

-Hatch End Foot Tunnel

Harrow

Harrow is a town inside the Hendon Boundary and is owned by CondinYT. Nearby to Harrow is Hatch End and Hendon itself and all of which is linked by the C3 and C4 motorways.

Although Harrow is near an MRT Line, there's no station serving the town itself. Connections to the rest of the MRT Network is via the Hendon Metro shuttle service from Hendon South Station. The station at Harrow is currently being updated to cater for the NewRail Northern Line service to be served in the town. Hendon has already got a connection to the NewRail network and Harrow could be a quick door to door rail service for the area. Harrow is also served by the Goomba Line, linking it to Hatch End.

The C3 motorway ends at Harrow Junction, just before the Harrow Crossing. However, the C4 motorway then starts from the junction and ends at the C1 Hendon Monument Interchange. The junction with Hendon Monument only serves the monument itself in the Western direction, not the eastern direction just yet.

Unlike Hatch End, it boasts a suspension bridge carrying the C4 over the lake. One other road goes into the Harrow town centre area, this is the D4. The D4 links the Harrow Junction with the C3/C4 to the centre of Harrow town.

Harrow town centre is still being developed, but has many stunning builds already complete, such as the Arrow Apartments, giving views of Hatch End and Hendon, as well as the recently completed Nyan Tower, built by GrumpyGoomba9 and becoming two of the biggest builds in the surrounding area. Harrow is also on the shore of Redgate Lake, giving a whole new potential to the area. The town is mainly located on a hill above a birch forest, and is south of one of the MRT lines.

Although not much has been built in the area yet, there are a lot of proposals of what is going to happen next. There is a possibility of a shopping mall in the planning stages, as well as a public leisure area near to the main road.


New Cainport

New Cainport is a leisure district in Hendon, owned by CondinYT, built on the site of an old industrial estate. It is one of two northern towns inside the borough of Hendon, the other being Moonlight Bay.

New Cainport has a variety of features, including its oil store, its disco/nightclub, and most notably, its stadium. The Sondico Riverside Park stadium was built for the opening season of the MRT Football League, organised by Aldranster50, however, it has since expanded in size and is going to be hosting many other sporting events in the future. Currently, it is the home of New Cainport Football Club.

As it is part of Hendon Borough, New Cainport has access to a heavy rail link, currently out of contract, but it will shortly be taken over by FrostyRail. There are two main stations in the New Cainport vicinity: New Cainport Town and New Cainport Riverside Park, as well as one request stop; New Winterside.

Transport

Connections to Hendon are only available by the B12/B121 road, by boat to Hendon Harbour or by rail to Hendon Mainline (NE5).

The NewRail line to Hendon will be the first major project to be completed since the Hendon (Silverlink) Metro opened in May 2017. Platform 1 at Hendon Mainline station is currently closed until NewRail have completed the link to Winterside West. Platform 2 and 3 are open to BoroughRail trains and this is currently running between the station and Hatch End/New Cainport.

In December 2017, after so many restrictions of the Hendon Line including heightening of the M1 bridge and that the MRT Northern Line passes over, the decision was made to abolish the NewRail plans after the problems that occurred during the weeks. FrostyRail and BoroughRail will come together and included in the next North Coast MPO meeting.

Included in the next phase of Silverlink Metro extension, it has now reached a new town constructed by Elite_IceGirl called Moonlight Bay. Moonlight Bay will become a seaside resort or a winter resort, right at the moment has no plans to extend northwards.

The Future?

There may be a future to be hold in Hendon City and the West End. Silverlink Metro is currently undergoing a revamping process to manage metro, heavy rail and buses all in one. There's even a plan to run BOATS!

The target for Hendon City and the West End is to achieve and build 500 homes and 200 flats by August 2019. If done in time, this could be the fastest build ever done by London.

More updates to the future will appear in the next few months..