Gardellia Mainlines North West Line
|Gardellia Mainlines - North-West Line|
A photo of the North-West Line southwestern extension, taken by MineShafter61
|Opened||26 December 2016; 3 years ago|
|Last extension||28 September 2019; 8 months ago|
|Depot(s)||Dorval, Harton-on-the-Hill, Sint Maartenstad, Cranbrook|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC Third rail|
|Operating speed||140km/h (87 mph)|
Formerly known as the Gardellia Mainlines Blue Line, the Gardellia Mainlines North-West Line is one of the seven Gardellia Mainlines in service.
The line opened on the 26th of December, 2016, along with the North-East (formerly Red), and Central Peninsular (formerly Yellow) lines.
Originally spanning 19 stations, the line has almost doubled in length. Comprising of 33 stations, inclusive of a shell station, the North-West Line is one of the longest Mainlines.
The line is coloured in light blue on the mainline map.
The North-West Line runs from NW-S15 Dorval in the south to NW-N17 Cranbrook in the northwest via NW-N9 Sint Maartenstad (formerly Kralyn) as an interchange station to the Circular Line. It also serves the Central Station, which is a major interchange station. From Dorval, it traverses through the snowy plains with small hills and heads east. The line turns north just before NW-S2 Averleigh into plains. It then shares tracks with the Central Peninsula line to NW-N2 Gospley. The North-East line also shares its tracks with the line between Averleigh and NW-N1 Castelnau Le Lez via Central City. From Gospley, the line heads west to NW-N3 Palm Ridge and turns north into NW-N4 New Oak, a desert. The North-West Line then enters the mountain ranges, which ends in swampy NW-N8 Jinol. The line continues into plains fields up to Cranbrook via Sint Maartenstad.
In conjunction with the December 2016 opening of New Gardellia, several rail lines were constructed. The government was in charge of the construction of the North-West Line, led by then head architect GukkyGukz. By November 2016, the line was mostly completed from Central City to NW-N6. The remaining sections were completed, and the first section between NW-N10 North Kralyn (now Sint Maartenstad - Medem) and Central City opened on 26 December 2016. New Gardellia gained popularity after several months, which increased demand for more stations to be built. When the world border was expanded, an extension was planned. The Blue Line Cranbrook Extension was completed and opened on 7 January 2018, with 7 additional stations. Due to the low amount of stations available, priority was given to players who had no Gardellia claims yet.
In 2019, the government initiated a Gardellia South Expansion Project, which included another extension to the southwest. The first phase of the extension was to NW-S7, which was completed in April 2019 but not open to the public. Another extension to NW-S15 was contracted out several months later in September 2019. Entetsu WH and VRT acquired the contract for WHD 40,000. It was completed in a month, and the extension opened on 28 September 2019, increasing the total number of stations by 13.
List of stations
|Station Number||Station Name||Station Claimant||Interchange/Notes|
|Vilyamgrad||Wilhelm57||Interchange station with Circular line (in 2020)|
|Bruhtown||Plixonz||Future interchange station (in 2021)|
|Averleigh||Vroomba||Interchange station with North-East and Central Peninsular lines|
|Central City||Gardellia||Interchange station with North-East, Central Peninsular, Northern Connector and Island lines|
|Castelnau Le Lez||SilverWolv|
|Gospley||Minebuilder1223||Interchange station with Central Peninsular, Northern Connector and Island lines|
|Palm Ridge||Tony515||Interchange station with Northern Connector and Island lines|
|New Oak||wong2750||Interchange station with Northern Connector line|
|Shelved station (Use NC-N5)|
|L’arret de Montagne||VincentLUMCFan & Heiopeii|
|Sint Maartenstad||CaptainSlow_||Interchange station with Circular line|
|Sint Maartenstad - Medem||CaptainSlow_ & MachineMatster|
|Cranbrook - Timeston||Bitcoyne|
|Cranbrook - Sereneville||Baymax1020|
|Cranbrook Central||Baymax1020||Interchange station with Upper East-West line (in 2021)|