Metro Line 1
|WolvHaven Metro Line 1|
Palais De Royal
|Opened||July 2014; 4 years ago|
|Character||Underground (City Hall - Mechanicsburg)|
|Line Length||5.98 km (3.7mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC Third rail|
|Operating speed||limit of 80km/h (50 mph)|
The WolvHaven Metro Line 1 is a WolvHaven Metro line that runs from southern WolvHaven, ending in northern WolvHaven, on Mechanicsburg island. Built to serve Central WolvHaven, the line originally had 4 stations (Palais De Royal - Nation), but has since been expanded to reach multiple core districts. Metro Line 1's route follows a straight line along the historic district, then makes a turn as it enters the Central Business District, passing by Admiralty, and La Resistance, until it reaches the main industrial district, accessible by it's northern terminus, Mechanicsburg Interchange.
Officially known as the City Line, Metro Line 1 takes a strikingly bold and vibrant shade on the official WolvHaven Metro Map, making it easy to be distinguished and identified.
Palais De Royal is a station on the southern part of metro line 1. It was one of the original 4 stations, and connects up with the BERT system. This station mainly connects up the Palais De Royal.
Interesting Fact: The arch above Palais De Royal is the last surviving original WolvHaven Metro entrance. All the other entrances have had their arches replaced with lampposts with the word "METRO" on it.
City Hall is a station on the southern part of metro line 1. It was one of the original 4 stations, and connects up with Metro Line 2,Metro Line 4,Metro Line 5,Metro Line 6,Metro Line 7 and the BERT system. This station mainly connects up the City Hall and the old spawn, as the new spawn is at Mechanicsburg Airport.
Interesting Fact: City Hall's Entrance is on Third Avenue, 1 block From metro line 1's Platform, Which is under Fourth Avenue.
Republic is a station on the southern part of the metro line 1. It was one of the original 4 stations. The station does not have any connections with other lines. This station mainly connects up housing in the area.
Nation was a station on the southern part of the metro line 1. It was the northern terminus of the original 4 stations, but was closed in 2015 because of its extremely short distance to both Renaissance and Republic, while not connecting any important buildings. It is now being transformed into a museum, cafe and venue area by J. Group and RAEL Corp (Citation?).
Interesting Fact: Nation's interior is almost identical to Republic's.
Renaissance is a station on the northern part of the metro line 1. This is a station from phase 2 of this line. The station connects up with Metro Line 3 to Nationale. (not to confuse with Nation!). The station mainly serves the many mall's in the area.
Intresting fact: This station for unknown reasons does not have any signs indicating station name, or what lines stop at the station at the entrance.
Admirality is a station on the northern part of the metro line 1. This is a station from phase 2 of this line. The station connect up with the BERT system. (Skyscraper station). The station mainly serves the many mall's in the area.
Financial Center is a station on the northern part of metro line 1. This is a station from phase 3 of this line. The station does not connect up with any other transport. The station mainly serves the financial center.
La Resistance, probually one of the most well known stations on the server, is located on the northern section of metro line 1. This is a station from phase 3 of this line. The station connects up with Metro Line 2 and BERT systems. It mainly serves the Departement of Transit.
Currently, there are 12 trains per hour (tph) serving the line, which is a train every 5 minutes. This is to reduce lag on the server as there are 5 automatic lines in operation. During its peak, it was at a frequency of 24 tph, which is every 2.5 minutes.
The WolvHaven Metro Line 1 currently uses the latest M25CA rolling stock with a capacity of 25 people per train. The M25CA (standing for Metro 25 model C Automatic) is a rubber tyred train with a maximum speed of 0.6 b/t (blocks per tick) compared to the previous M25BA which has a maximum speed of 0.4 b/t
The entire line is not wheelchair accessible. Therefore, wheelchair users are unable to use this line despite entering City Hall station via lifts. Nevertheless, customers with luggage may travel between City Hall and Renaissance as escalators are provided at Renaissance.
The troublesome 1
The WolvHaven Metro Line 1 is the oldest rail line in the city, making it the hardest and most troublesome line in the entire system. The reliability of the line has fallen to 50% compared to 90% previously. Commuters in WolvHaven often refer to it as "The Troublesome 1" as it often has problems and breakdowns, causing people to avoid the line. However, since the FASTRACK upgrades, line 1 has become more reliable and efficient. Allowing for trains to run at a maximum frequency of 1 minute per train during special events and at normal frequency of 2 minutes per train.
Metro Line 1 was the first to come under the FASTRACK programme. This included a brand new control centre and track diagram which shows the location of each train, displaying the countdown it takes for the train to arrive at a station with the train's code on signs along the diagram. This allowed line managers to easily check if there is any train breakdown which leads to a more reliable service. FASTRACK also included a brand new method of operations whereby a train is replaced each time it completes one trip on the line leading to an increase of service availability and reliability from 50% back to 90%.
Platform Screen Doors
Metro Line 1 was the first line to have installed Platform Screen Doors, after numerous cases of commuters falling off the platform and in some cases, death. This Prompted TransHaven to Retrofit Platform Screen Doors and Automatic Platform Gates in the WolvHaven Metro. The first sets of Platform Screen Doors were retrofitted in City Hall Station, in 1995 and by 1998 was retrofitted in all of Line 1.
City Hall Realignment and Revamp
In 2016, the Northbound Line 1 Platform was rebuilt by GukkyGukz and relocated below the Southbound Line 1 Platform due to multiple complaints filed against TransHaven on how the platform was too inconvenient and inaccessible. The previous alignment was another flight was needed to reach the platform. The new platform featured the new Platform Screen Doors with the Gray Panels and the Line's Route Map. Because of this realignment, the station is fully step-free when a lift entrance and exit was built by autobus22. The Platform Screen doors in City Hall were all refurbished except for the Southbound Line 1 Platform and the Line 4 Platform.
Metro Line 1, which currently serves Palais De Royal to La Resistance was planned to extend further into Mechanicsburg, terminating at an unnamed station, interchanging with Metro Line 6 and Metro Line 8. This can be even seen on the latest map of the WolvHaven Metro. There were even reports of plans for Metro Line 1 to extend into the Fourth Island, Brookedge, connecting to the WolvHaven International Airport and even more. Due to recent miscalculation of lines in Mechanicsburg, the project has been delayed.
- Currently, Palais De Royal is the oldest station as there have been no revamp works at the station.
- Renaissance is the only station to have an east-west alignment along the line.
- Line 1 is the only line where all of its stations has side platforms. However, this is deemed false after the City Hall realignment works.
- The abandoned 3rd Avenue Branch of Line 1 is converted into train driving test tracks.
- The abandoned Nation station is converted into a cafe and museum.
- Republic station is very close to Government District station in terms of their entrances.
- Doors open on the left only at City Hall northbound platform.
- City Hall is the only wheelchair accessible station on the entire line.