S23

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S23
S23sign.png
Signs like this show direction of travel and service interval
Overview
TypeLocal Train
SystemLocal Lines
StatusActive
LocaleTrap City, Wilderness
TerminiBamboo Hills
Tanh Cliffs
Line number23
Operation
Opened9 September 2019 (2019-09-09)
Technical
Line length1.8 km
Number of tracks2
Operating speed72 km/h max., 25 km/h avg.
Route map

Arcadius S20
Bamboo Hills E4 Bamboo Forest-Bikedome
Laza's Field
No Idea E32
Tanh Cliffs E3 E31
Redwood Railway 56

S23 is a service of the Local Lines network, running from Arcadius to Redwood stopping at Bamboo Hills, Laza's Field, No Idea and Tanh Cliffs. It is operated by DURT, who upgraded the line from Hume2's poor construction and converted it to left-hand traffic.

Travelling on this line

At stations with only 2 platforms services heading towards Redwood always depart platform 1, while services for Bamboo Hills depart platform 2. Services with more than one line present follow the rule for platforms at that station.

Service intervals are measured and updated for this train. They are posted on the green directional signs on the station signs at each station. These signs are a part of the heritage of the operation, they were instated with the old Dry Island - Bamboo Hills service.

Services are provided by two sets E231 trains, each of three carriages.

History

The service began after the closure of the older Dry Island - Bamboo Hills service, which was operated by subway cars. In September 2019, DURT was offered to operate the line on left-hand traffic, on the condition they performed significant track upgrades. The upgrades were performed first from Bamboo Hills to Tanh Cliffs, finishing on 9 September, with service operating from Bamboo Hills to Tanh Cliffs. The line upgrade through to Redwood was finished on 11 September, with service opening that day.

After these initial upgrades, it was suggested to eventually extend the service to Arcadius. However, there was a big controversy in this period over Blockhead proceeding with construction without Och_Noe's approval, and so it would not be until December 2019 that Och_Noe would agree to allow the extension. The extension also involved the construction of a Bamboo Hills freight bypass, so that passenger services would not interrupt freight going to Arcadius. The service was finally extended to Arcadius on 18 January 2019, after the freight bypass tunnel was completed.