Nationally Operating Regional Interurbans

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NORI Interurban
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NORIStation.png
The Skyscraper City Board Center at street level.
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The (now unused) Audenville Board Center at street level.
Where it Goes
Route  N1  Skyscraper City to Inchmuir
 N2  Skyscraper City to Arden
 N4  Cyra to Crystal City via Menlo Park, Audenville, Centennial, and Talihina
Number of stations 10
Status Status: Service Good.png Good service
Players involved
Main builder Diemundz
Additional builders Tom_Pairs
thomasfyfe
jphgolf4321
Just_robinho
computerghost
Station designer Diemundz
Cyan Systems
Technology
Station NORI Board Center (Terminus Stations)
Cyan Systems (Infill Stations)
Track Elevated/Subway
Route Diagram

Nationally Operating Regional Interurbans (NORI) is an interurban company founded by Diemundz on July 29, 2013. NORI is a network of independent interurbans designed to connect two major cities and/or MRT stations on the map. NORI is currently headquartered in Skyscraper City at  B21  Skyscraper-Arden. Since NORI is currently the only interurban network on the server, it is sometimes referred to as just "The Interurban". NORI is actually IRON spelled backwards, and many of NORI's stations and elevated structures of made of iron.

History

The NORI Interurban evolved from a single line, the  N1 . This line was originally created to provide an express transfer service from  B21  Skyscraper-Arden and  R11  Crystal City and was expected to crash and burn due to low ridership. However, the Interurban was very successful in transporting MRT Football League players and fans within a short distance to the stadium, and as it was discovered that more players were willing to ride it, another  N2  line was created. As more requests for interurbans were made, NORI grew into the moderately successful railway company that it is today.

Due to improper planning on both Crystal City lines and multiple warnings by various staff members, the  N3  Interurban line has been shut down and the  N1  rerouted to  B19  Inchmuir. As a result of this, no new Interurban lines will be built, however, the existing lines will maintain their current operational state, undergoing maintenance when required. Bus lines are being built as a continuation of the NORI Interurban due to popular demand by riders, and the  N3  line has been rebuilt as a bus following the original Interurban route.

In the late spring and early summer of 2014, the  N4  line had a major renovation and extension (dubbed the N4E Extension), in which the tracks and stations on almost the entire line were renovated or rebuilt. New stations were also built as the track extended along the  I-1  and  I-3  corridor. As part of the extension, the original Crystal City Board Center that used to be used for the  N1  line was put into service again and is in an operational state - making it the oldest operating station in the system.

Codesharing and Alliances

NORI codeshares with other rail lines in an effort to provide a convenient, uniform travel experience throughout the server. Codesharing allows for expedited transportation over longer routes that are normally covered by multiple independent lines merging at transit hubs, thus reducing travel time over long distances. Monthly passes are allowed on all codeshare partner's transit lines.

  • NORI Interurban is currently a member of RailTeam and codeshares with all member rail lines.
  • NORI Bus is currently a member of the Ender Bus Alliance and also codeshares with all member bus lines.

Rail Transit

 NORI  Interurban is the original rail service designed and built by Diemundz to provide the fastest service between two destinations on the MRT Server. It is a member of RailTeam and accepts their monthly passes.

N1 Line

The  N1  is a line that connects Skyscraper City to Inchmuir Central with a stop at Inchmuir North. It is mostly elevated, including a bridge crossing to Inchmuir where it stops at Inchmuir North and then continues as an underground subway to Inchmuir Central, where the line terminates. Due to city planning, stops at Inchmuir use Cyan Systems designs. This is the only line which contains an infill station.

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png N1SC Skyscraper City Board Center (Platform 1)  B   N2   N5   N3   IB03C 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N1IN Inchmuir North  ISN 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N1IC Inchmuir Central  B   ISN   ISN   ISN   ISN   C   EST   QVL   ARR   M2   JDT 

N2 Line

The  N2  connects Skyscraper City to the neighboring town of Arden. This line is elevated on it's entire route. Shortly after leaving Skyscraper City, the line passes through the NORI Headquarters and Maintainance Facility before resuming it's route to Arden. It follows its route along the original segment of the Skyscraper-Arden Road, although the road was built after the Interurban line was opened.

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png N2SC Skyscraper City Board Center (Platform 2)  B   N1   N5   N3   IB03C 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N2AR Arden Board Center  B   WTL2 

N4 Line

The  N4  is a line that connects Cyra to Menlo Park, Audenville, and Centennial. This line runs in the median of  NX-03  in Cyra and InterMap  I-3  in Menlo Park and Audenville, with short underground portions of track near each of the stations located below the freeway. As part of the N4E Extension, an infill station in Menlo Park was constructed, and the line was extended into the towns of Centennial, Talihina, and Crystal City. This extension provides convenient and fast service along the  I-1  and  I-3  corridor and more frequent transportation than the nearby MRT Red Line and BMTA Line 4.
The Audenville Board Center was used as the line's terminus from the opening of the line until May 2014. Afterwards, it was replaced with a newer Cyan Systems station located under the freeway as part of the N4E Extension. The station is now closed and the track demolished, but the station building still remains and is currently used as a Japanese food restaurant called "The Sushi Train" (because nori is a kind of seaweed used to make sushi).
The Crystal City Board Center used in this line was actually the original station used on the  N1  Line before it was demolished and rerouted.

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png N4CY Cyra Board Center  BMTA2   BMTA4   M2   L   IB03 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N4EMP Menlo Park Station  BMTA2 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N4EAV Audenville Station  R   TC   BMTA2   BMTA4   BMTAS   ARC 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N4ECT Centennial Station  R   N10   BMTA2 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N4ETH Talihina Station  R   5   BMTA2 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N1CC Crystal City Board Center  R   N3   EST   IB03   IB05   BMTA2   BMTA4 

Station Designs

Each NORI station has a different architectural design, although common characteristics include modern iron, glass, and stone brick construction. NORI stations can be distinguished from other rail stations by iron signs outside, near, or above the entrances that say "NORI Interurban" on them (and often also display the line number). Feel free to world-edit NORI Board Center stations and use them for your own rail lines, as long as they don't say "NORI Interurban" on them. To use a Cyan Systems station one one of your own rail lines, please contact a Cyan Systems associate instead.

Tracks

NORI Interurban operates on a right-of-way with two grade-separated tracks (one in each direction) in all areas of the server. In order to maintain a safe and fast travel experience and to avoid contact with mobs and other players, NORI does not run on ground level except for a few rare instances, such as when the tracks are in the middle of an InterMap highway. All constructed tracks are property of NORI Interurban, and damage will be reported and repaired. Trespassing on a NORI right-of-way is unsafe and illegal - it can cause disruptions in travel experience by reversing trains, and fall damage may occur if the player falls off tracks from a high height while in survival mode. Any player or entity caught trespassing on the tracks will be taco'ed.

Wiki Formatting

When putting NORI Interurban lines on the wiki, please use the following templates: ({{transit|nori}}) ({{transit|n#}})

Bus Transit

NORI Bus
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A NORI Bus at the Clanda Bus Station in Chokster City.
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A NORI Bus at the Centennial Bus Stop.
Where it Goes
Route  N3  Skyscraper City to Crystal City
 N5  Skyscraper City to SCTC
 N6  SCTC, Redlin, and Mandela Station
 N7  SCTC to Chokster City
 N8  SCTC to Edenmorr
 N9  Chokster City to Kitania
 N10  Centennial to Frost City
 N11  Stanwood to Splurgeville
Number of stations 12
Status Status: Service Good.png Good service
Players involved
Main builder Diemundz
Project ReBus
Additional builders Tom_Pairs
thomasfyfe
cal76
computerghost
Station designer Various players
Technology
Station NORI Bus Stop (Various Styles)
Track Road
InterMap Highway
Route Diagram

This page is about the bus company. For the vehicle manufacturer, see NoriMark Motor Company.

 NORI  Bus is a bus continuation of the NORI Interurban due to popular demand by riders. It was originally founded as a member of the (then newly formed) Ender Bus Alliance.

Advantages Over Rail Transit

The bus solves most of the problems that the original Interurban had, such as:

  • Rideable by all ranks
  • Instantaneous travel
  • No elevated rail structures
  • Easier codesharing
  • Less obstructive infrastructure
  • Easier planning and construction

N5 Line

The  N5  Skyscraper - SCTC Link connects Skyscraper City with the Spawn City Transit Centre. It acts as a shuttle to and from the NORI Bus hub at SCTC since there is not room for lots of buses in Skyscraper City. Thoughtfully restored to working service by Project ReBus!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png N5_Skyscraper Skyscraper City Bus Stop  B   N1   N2   N3   IB03C 
Dynmap Green Flag.png SCTC2 SCTC Bus Station See Spawn City Transit Centre

N3 Line

The  N3  Crystal City Express connects Skyscraper City and Crystal City. This bus route was originally an Interurban line, but it was shut down due to improper planning. Even though other lines now serve the area, it was decided that the line would be rebuilt as a bus line with the creation of the NORI Bus service. Thoughtfully restored to working service by Project ReBus!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png SS>CC Skyscraper City Bus Stop  B   N1   N2   N5   IB03C 
Dynmap Green Flag.png CC>SS Crystal City Bus Station  R   N4   EST   IB03   IB05 

N6 Line

The  N6  Terminal Connector connects the busy bus hubs of Spawn City Transit Centre, Redlin, and Mandela Station in a counterclockwise loop. Thoughtfully restored to working service by Project ReBus!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png SCTC2 SCTC Bus Station See Spawn City Transit Centre
Dynmap Green Flag.png N6_Redlin Redlin Bus Station  IB10   IB15   WT10   WT10X   WT11   WT11S   WT11X   WTL1   WTL2 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N6_Mandela Mandela Station See Mandela Station

N7 Line

The  N7  Chokster City Express connects Chokster City to the Spawn City Transit Centre. Thoughtfully restored to working service by Project ReBus!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png SCTC2 SCTC Bus Station See Spawn City Transit Centre
Dynmap Green Flag.png N7_Chockster Chokster City Bus Station  CM1   CM2   CM3   CM4   CB0   CB1   QIR2   WILY 

N8 Line

The  N8  Edenmorr Express connects Edenmorr to the Spawn City Transit Centre. Thoughtfully restored to working service by Project ReBus!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png SCTC2 SCTC Bus Station See Spawn City Transit Centre
Dynmap Green Flag.png N8_Edenmorr Edenmorr Bus Station  B 

N9 Line

The  N9  Chokster City - Kitania Link connects Chokster City with Kitania. Rebuilt to serve you with brand new NORImark Motors Mk2 ECO 2 hybrid buses!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png N9BUSCHOC Chokster City Bus Station  CM1   CM2   CM3   CM4   CB0   CB1   QIR2   WILY 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N9BUSKIT Kitania Bus Station See Kitania Transit Authority

N10 Line

The  N10  Centennial Express connects Centennial to Frost City. Rebuilt to serve you with brand new NORImark Motors Mk2 ECO 2 hybrid buses!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png N10BUSCT Centennial Bus Stop  R   N4 
Dynmap Green Flag.png N10BUSFC Frost City  Y  FFX 

N11 Line

The  N11  Stanwood Shuttle is a line that connects Splurgeville to Stanwood and the MRT Regional Airport. It also serves the new SMART Transit Hub in Stanwood, and will soon provide many connections to other bus lines. Thoughtfully restored to working service by Project ReBus!

Status Code Name Connections
Dynmap Green Flag.png SVNori Splurgeville Bus Stop  JDT   S   CC1   WTL2 
Dynmap Green Flag.png StanwoodNori Stanwood SMART Hub  G  MRT Regional Airport

Fleet

Main article: NoriMark Motor Company

NORI Bus operates a fleet of streamlined NoriMark Motors Mk2 vL biodiesel buses, as well as a total of 4 NoriMark Motors Mk2 ECO 2 hybrid bus models on the N9 and N10 routes, that are capable of much faster service than conventional rail transit. Both the biodiesel and hybrid buses have dimensions are 12 x 5 x 6 (not including route/destination signs and hubcaps). You can contact Diemundz to order vehicles for NORI Bus service. You can also order non-functional NORI Buses as decoration for roadways or towns. In addition, a wide variety of customizable buses can be purchased from NoriMark Motor Company at their factory in Skyscraper City.

Wiki Formatting

When putting NORI Bus lines on the wiki, please use the following template: ({{colorbox|white|{{color|gray|N#}}|border=2px solid gray}})

Ticketing

Even though the server is creative, NORI uses a ticketing/proof of payment system in order to remain as realistic as possible. At least three ticket machines are located near the entrance of each Interurban Board Center (and at some bus stations such as Chokster City), and fareboxes are located at the front of each bus. To acquire a ticket at a machine, simply press the button and a ticket will be dispensed through a dropper at the bottom of the machine. Fares can be paid on buses either by depositing cash or bus tickets into the farebox or by flashing your Interurban ticket or EBA monthly pass at the driver. Since the Interurbans do not have faregates, your proof of payment must be shown to a fare inspector or bus driver upon request.

Monthly passes are an alternative form of payment that are accepted on both NORI and its rail and bus codeshare partners. NORI currently accepts RailTeam and EBA monthly passes, for the Interurban and bus routes, respectvely. Please contact a RailTeam or EBA associate for more details regarding the distribution and/or acquisition of these monthly passes.

Due to the new warp payment system in place, riders will automatically be charged an extra $0.25 for travelling each stop. Interurbans can be ridden at no extra cost. However, if you want, you can optionally send Diemundz a tip for his hard work in making and maintaining the bus and train lines.

Thank You For Riding NORI!