RegionalConnect is now under new management.
hvt2011 (Chairman and Executive Officer) |
Cortesi (Graphical Designer and Architect)
_hnt (Chief Engineer)
|Company Office Locations|
|Headquarters||Corrigan Northern, Whitechapel|
- 1 Service Status
- 2 Company Profile
- 3 Iconic Stations
- 4 Safety
- 5 Emergency Action
- 6 Route Map
- 7 Routes
RegionalConnect is a company originally based in Central City . RegionalConnect (commonly known as RC) has many inter-city rail connections spreading across the entire map. The first RC route established was Sealane Central - Vermilion opening around mid to late January 2015. RegionalConnect continues it's expansion plans daily (quite literally) RC recently also got a sub-reddit, that can be found here -> []- - However, in 2015, the company moved to
RegionalConnect uses its own technology to run its trains. Although it is not as advanced as CitiRail (the leading competitor) the system is much more reliable. RegionalConnect uses a integrated switch system to control routes, passengers can select their route from the ticket hall at the station. The routing switch is incredibly compact and simple to use, one press of a button and the system will do it for you. (For safety purposes staff have the ability to lock a route out of use) On some stations you may not find a ticket hall, this only means there are only two possible destinations from that station. At some point in the future the switch will be implemented into main lines where multiple companies merge.
RC Stations V2.0
In light of the update that brought RegionalConnect to a stand-still, a huge redesign was warranted. So RL got to work. And after a couple hours of toil he managed to come up with a design that incorporated all the old features but this new station came with one major difference, it had an ECD by DEFAULT. The first one of these stations to be installed was at Merchant City Interchange station on the great central railway. Several transit centres including those at Laclede and BirchView used the new station for their platforms.
Stations that have been build by RegionalConnect and stand out for some reason.
Segville Grand Central
Segville's RegionalConnect station is called such for a reason, from the picture below you can probably see why. This station is also iconic because its the only station on the entire network to be fitted with an ECD (Empty cart detector). Its architecture is not completely original, as a large proportion of its design was inspired by station architecture at Daneburg. Segville is located at - station, however (as the station is a far distance away from the MRT) to get directly to the station take a GWR or MSL service.
Thunderbird Yonge Street
Thunderbird RegionalConnect station is the HUB of most RC services, it is boasted as being the busiest station on the entire network, it's also the most technologically advanced. The entire station is controlled by a computer (litterally) it can detect when a train enters the station and can then track that train until it leaves, this feature allows Thunderbird to have overflow platforms, these will divert a train onto another track if the primary platform is occupied. To get to Thunderbird, travel to station, or take a CME, GCR, MSL, EOL or SCL service.
Sealane station is the original station (as in, the fist one to ever be constructed), as no set technology had been developed when this station was built, everything within it is custom. It was going to have a Thunderbird style computer controlling it but that project was abandoned. This station used to house the most complicated RegionalConnect juction, on the south side, until major track alignments and re-vamps occurred in early 2017 to untangle the junctions. To get to Sealane Central travel to - - station or take a GWR, GCR, RVX or WCML service.
Wythern station is a historic landmark in the life of RC because it was the first high-speed station to be opened (17th November 2015) Its iconic modern styling with open platforms and a large concourse make it the best suited station for a modern HS line. To get to HSR Wythern travel to however the station is a long distance from the MRT station so for a quicker alternative take an SCL (Shinkansen) service.
RegionalConnect takes safety on our routes as number one priority, so here we inform people of the risks around the line.
- The most obvious of which is moving trains, at stations there is a white and yellow line on the platform. We strongly recommend staying behind the yellow line as that is a safe distance away from the path of a moving train, which in some places travel at 100mph.
- The second large risk is overhead cables. RegionalConnect uses a 25kv AC system and being within 5 feet of the cables causes an arc. 90% of those electrocuted by the cables, die. It's certainly not worth the risk. And for those doing lineside work employed by RegionalConnect, ALWAYS assume the cables are LIVE.
Safety around normal running lines
- When on or around 'normal' running lines (standard rails with speed limit not exceeding 20mph) you must stay clear of the tracks, however if it is necessary for you to be on the running lines it is vital that you isolate the track power supply, this can be done by cutting off redstone power to a section of powered rails. It is recommended you leave at least 20 meters between the work site and the nearest powered rail section. Once you have completed your work, reapply power to the section of track.
- Lineside workers must pay close attention to signs, they must also take extra care when walking under, over or in tunnels and bridges. When walking near the running lines remember to use all possible safe pathways, this includes platforms, lineside walkways and the cess. You must keep at least 1 meter between you and the nearest running line.
Safety around High-Speed running lines
- High-Speed running lines are considered those that have a maximum permitted speed of 75mph. Working near these types of lines holds a much greater risk to your safety so you will need to pay extra close attention to your surroundings. Trains consistently travel at 70mph on these lines and take a much greater distance to stop.
- Once again should your work require you to work on the running lines, you should isolate the track power supply immediately. You should leave at least 50 meters between the work site and the nearest powered rail. Once again, once you have completed your work reapply power to the running lines.
- Make use of the trackside entrances located at the start and end of a HS rail section, they can also be found at regular intervals along a section, once again, do not go on the running lines unless you have to. There are limited positions of safety along a HS rail section, your recommended position of safety is behind the trackside security fence or on a station platform.
- Failed Train
In the event that the train for what ever reason stops unexpectedly and you cannot get it going again, it is essential to remain calm, DO NOT announce it in chat. Leave the train and take the quickest and safest route to the side of the line, on some sections of line that may involve crossing other running lines. When doing this, take care to cross quickly, checking for trains BEFORE you leave the failed train. Please remember to break the cart once you are clear of any running lines.
- Station Fault
Upon discovering a fault with a station report to me (RLCrafters) via a /mail or if it is something like some blocks of platform are missing, replace them manually.
West Coast Main Line
Great Central Railway
|SEAC||Sealane Central||- - - -|
|ASMR||Ashmore||Line - Line- -|
|MRCH||Merchant City Interchange||- - - -|
|SEAC||Sealane Central||- - - -|
|RDSQ||Radiance Square (closed)||-|
|WHCP||Whitecapel Waterfront (closed)||-|
Great Western Railway
|SEAC||Sealane Central||- - - -|
|SGVL||Segville Grand Central|
|DNBN||Daneburg North (closed)||-|
|DNBM||Daneburg Main (closed)||--|