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SouthRail Passenger Network [WIP] [OPEN]

Postby Union of Christian States » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:43 pm

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The Christian States Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as SouthRail, is a partially government-funded Unionist passenger railroad service. It is operated and managed as a for-profit corporation, and provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the Union of Christian States, and neigboring countries. SouthRail was founded in 1980 from the elements of Amtrak in UCS territory from the United States.

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SouthRail operates more than 150 trains each day on 11,300 miles (18,000 km) of track with select segments having civil operating speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h) and connecting more than 300 destinations in 13 states in addition to stops in Chemung near the border. In fiscal year 2014, SouthRail served 30.9 million passengers and had $2.189 billion in revenue while employing more than 20,000 people. Nearly two-thirds of passengers come from the ten largest metropolitan areas and 83% of passengers travel on routes of 400 miles or less.

Per passenger mile, SouthRail is 30–40 percent more energy-efficient than commercial airlines and automobiles overall, though the exact figures for particular routes depend on load factor along with other variables. Passenger rail is also very competitive with other modes in terms of safety per mile.

On-time performance is calculated differently for airlines than for SouthRail. A plane is considered on-time if it arrives within 15 minutes of the schedule. SouthRail uses a sliding scale, with trips under 250 miles (400 km) considered late if they're more than 10 minutes behind schedule, up to 30 minutes for trips over 551 miles (887 km) in length.

In 2015, SouthRail's carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per passenger kilometre were 0.116 kg. For comparison, this is similar to a car with two people. It is, however, about two thirds of the raw CO2-equivalent emissions of a long-distance domestic flight. SouthRail is constantly working to improve its carbon emissions.

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Intermodal connections

Intermodal connections between SouthRail trains and other transportation are available at many stations. Most SouthRail rail stations in downtown areas have connections to local public transport. SouthRail also code shares with Christian Airways.

On-time performance

Most SouthRail trains run on tracks owned and operated by privately owned freight railroads. Freight rail operators are required under federal law to give dispatching preference to SouthRail trains. Some freight railroads have been accused of violating or skirting these regulations, allegedly resulting in passenger trains waiting in sidings for an hour or longer while waiting for freight traffic to clear the track. The railroads' dispatching practices were investigated in 2038, resulting in stricter laws about train priority which had a dramatic result. SouthRail's overall on-time performance went up from 74.7% in fiscal 2038 to 84.7% in 2039, with long-distance trains seeing the greatest benefit. The Texas Eagle went from 22.4% to 96.7%.

Ridership

SouthRail carried 26,240,565 in 1981, it's first full year in operation. Total ridership in 2015 was 38,921,274.

Guest Rewards

SouthRail's loyalty program, Guest Rewards, is similar to the frequent-flyer programs of many airlines. Guest Rewards members accumulate points by riding SouthRail and through other activities, and can redeem these points for free or discounted SouthRail tickets and other rewards.

Rolling stock

SouthRail owns 2,142 railway cars and 425 locomotives for revenue runs and service. Examples include the GE P42DC, the EMD AEM-7, the Amfleet car and the Superliner car. Occasionally private cars, or loaned locomotives from other railroads can be found on SouthRail trains.


On-board services


Classes of service

As of 2015 SouthRail offers three classes of service: Sleeper Service, Business Class, and Coach Class:

Sleeper Service: Sleeper Service comprises room accommodations on long-distance trains. Rooms are classified into roomettes, bedrooms, family bedrooms and accessible bedrooms. Included in the price of a room are full meals and attendant service. At night, attendants convert rooms into sleeping areas with fold-down beds and fresh linens. Complimentary juice, coffee and bottled water are included as well. Sleeper car passengers have access to all passenger facilities aboard the train.

Business Class: Business Class passengers receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and newspapers. Seats are more comfortable than those in Coach Class.

Coach Class: Coach Class is the standard class of service on all SouthRail trains. Seats in coach recline and feature fold-down trays, lighting, and 120v power outlets. Coaches on long-distance trains are configured with fewer seats per car so that passengers have additional legroom. Most SouthRail trains are all-reserved; a limited number of short-haul corridor trains offer unreserved coach. There is no difference in equipment between reserved and unreserved.

WiFi and electronic services

E-Ticketing was officially rolled out to the national network on July 30, 2013. According to an SouthRail news release detailing the rollout, eTicketing provides SouthRail with "more accurate knowledge in realtime of who is on the train which greatly improves the safety and security of passengers; en route reporting of onboard equipment problems to mechanical crews which may result in faster resolution of the issue; and more efficient financial reporting."

On-board food and beverage service and warehouse inventories are now managed in real time by electronic systems. The anticipated savings led CEO Boardman to predict that food service could break even within a few years.

As of 2014, the overwhelming majority of SouthRail passengers enjoy access to free Wi-Fi. The first SouthRail train to offer free Wi-Fi service to passengers was the Downeaster in 2009, followed by the "Regionals" soon after.

Baggage

SouthRail allows carry-on baggage on all routes; services with baggage cars allow checked baggage at select stations. SouthRail Express provides small-package and less-than-truckload shipping among more than 100 cities. SouthRail Express also offers station-to-station shipment of human remains to many express cities. At smaller stations, funeral directors must load and unload the shipment onto and off the train. SouthRail hauled mail for the Christian States Postal Service and time-sensitive freight, but canceled these services in October 2034 due to minuscule profits. On most parts of the few lines that SouthRail owns, trackage-rights agreements allow freight railroads to use its trackage.

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SouthRail Police serve as security and supplemental law enforcement on SouthRail trains, right-of-ways, and in SouthRail-serviced stationed. They only enforce state and local law. They also only focus on SouthRail owned or leased property, stations, and right-of-ways. They may, however, assist local law enforcement if there is a situation near a station or SouthRail right-of-way.

Domestic Routes

Auto Train
Includes freight cars that can hold personal vehicles for the trip, Pilot program.
Lortan, Virgina - Sanford, Florida

Carolinian
Charlotte, North Carolina - Baltimore, Chemung

Crescent
New Orleans, Louisiana - Alexandria, Virginia

Heartland Flyer
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Fort Worth, Texas

Palmetto
Savannah, Georgia - Alexandria, Virginia

Piedmont
Raleigh - Charlotte, North Carolina

Silver Star
Miami, Florida - Alexandria, Virginia

Southwest Chief
Las Cruces - Raton, New Mexico (Bus service continues into Vos Istra)

Sunset Limited
Las Cruces, New Mexico - Orlando, Florida

Texas Eagle
San Antonio, Texas - Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Postby Union of Christian States » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:50 pm

Partners

SouthRail has and is looking to build partnerships with other corporations in mutually beneficial agreements. Such as codeshare agreements with airlines, vendors opening on trains, and so on

Codeshared Airlines

Christian Airways
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Business Partnerships

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Postby Union of Christian States » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:06 pm

International Routes

SouthRail seeks to establish an international rail network in the Americas. And possibly even Eurasia if the bridge between Alaska and Siberia ever becomes a reality.

Currently SouthRail only has stations in one other nation, Chemung, and it's only two stations near the border.

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Postby Union of Christian States » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:29 pm

Applications

Apply for SouthRail International Routes

Are you located in the Americas and seeking to have a passenger rail service to help transport your citizens internationally and bring tourists to your nation? Just fill out the form below and we'll get back to you soon!

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[b]Nation:[/b]
[b]Leader:[/b]
[b]Physical Location:[/b]
[b]Cities to be served:[/b]
[b]Any laws we should be aware of?[/b]
[b]Restrictions on SouthRail Police:[/b]


Codeshare
Fly into the UCS or another country where we operate? Want to make it easier for your passengers to get from the airport to the part of town they're going to? Just fill out the form below!

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[b]Nation of Origin:[/b]
[b]Airline Name:[/b]
[b]CEO:[/b]
[b]Airports Served:[/b]


Business Partnership

Want to have a concession area on our trains? Open a cafe in one of our stations? Be a primary fuel provider? Or anything else, just fill out this form!

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[b]Nation of Origin:[/b]
[b]Name of Company:[/b]
[b]CEO:[/b]
[b]Type of Service:[/b]
[b]Number of Trains and/or stations operating in: (if applicable)[/b]
[b]Special Notes:[/b]

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Postby Aurora Confederacy » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:15 am

To Whom it may concern

I send this correspondance to your business to bring attention to some of our products which we at Orbis believe will be ideal for your railroad network for Orbis is a recognized manufacturer of safe high speed rail transportation equipment. Our product line consists of standard gauge, narrow gauge, single and bi-level equipment which can be powered by direct as well as alternating current as well as traditional diesel fuel and for nations which still use steam, we cater to that too.

As well as our stock items, such as the 2E3 locomotives and trainsets such as the 2E2-9 Hyperion and Hyperion BL, Orbis can produce items to specification in order to meet a specific customer demand as well as providing fare paying passengers with a comfortable transit experience as they ride aboard our products. Research carried out on your railroad has revealed a loading gauge that permits a maximum car width of 3.03m, although this rules out our R-series trains such as the R500 and R700, it however leaves our commuter stock and X-series trains such as the 2E2-9 Hyperion and IC-X and given the winter climatic conditions, we recomend the IC-X family of single-level trains. IC-X is a development of our 2E2-9 Hyperion but features 22 traction motors, each with a 0.55mw traction motor, this enables the train to accellerate quickly without the worry of wheel slip in icy or wet conditions whilst in deceleration modes, the traction motors can be used in a retarding mode where energy is fed into the motors in the reverse direction to provide powerful, fade-free braking allowing for the final stop to be done with its disc brakes.
details can be found here www.orbisrailsystems.ice/icx

orbis also recognises that commuter trains are the bread and butter of railroad operations, as such we cater to that sector too with a range of multiple units which can be coupled together to form longer trains capable of long distance operations thanks to the inclusion of a catering island as an option in cars, available in overhead AC and DC as well as third rail DC, we recommend the 2E2-M Interstar and Interstar TR, both of which are inter-operable with eachother, allowing a TR set to couple up to a non third rail set and thus run over third rail lines. The installation of coach-ends rather than full locomotive ends on the driving cars enables passengers and crew to walk the entire length of a multiple unit train, this makes it particularly useful as you only need one revenue officer and train manager to manage the entire train as he or she can walk from one 4 car train in the consists to the next 4 car train that is coupled up, rather than having to have a different revenue officer for each 4 car set within the train itself.
Details can be found here: www.orbisrailsystems.ice/interstar

To replace your older electric locomotives, Orbis recomends our 2E2-8 Rapier locomotive which is designed for long distance mixed traffic which is equally capable of long distance fast passenger trains thanks to its 110mph top speed or hauling long freight trains thanks to its multple working capability, and coupled to this we also recomend the Galaxy passenger coach which features wide doors for wheelchair access.

Details can be found here:
www.orbisrailsystems.ice/rapier
www.orbisrailsystems.ice/galaxy

Yours,
Stefan Hansen,
Sales department,
Orbis Rail systems
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Postby Union of Christian States » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:04 am

Aurora Confederacy wrote:
To Whom it may concern

I send this correspondance to your business to bring attention to some of our products which we at Orbis believe will be ideal for your railroad network for Orbis is a recognized manufacturer of safe high speed rail transportation equipment. Our product line consists of standard gauge, narrow gauge, single and bi-level equipment which can be powered by direct as well as alternating current as well as traditional diesel fuel and for nations which still use steam, we cater to that too.

As well as our stock items, such as the 2E3 locomotives and trainsets such as the 2E2-9 Hyperion and Hyperion BL, Orbis can produce items to specification in order to meet a specific customer demand as well as providing fare paying passengers with a comfortable transit experience as they ride aboard our products. Research carried out on your railroad has revealed a loading gauge that permits a maximum car width of 3.03m, although this rules out our R-series trains such as the R500 and R700, it however leaves our commuter stock and X-series trains such as the 2E2-9 Hyperion and IC-X and given the winter climatic conditions, we recomend the IC-X family of single-level trains. IC-X is a development of our 2E2-9 Hyperion but features 22 traction motors, each with a 0.55mw traction motor, this enables the train to accellerate quickly without the worry of wheel slip in icy or wet conditions whilst in deceleration modes, the traction motors can be used in a retarding mode where energy is fed into the motors in the reverse direction to provide powerful, fade-free braking allowing for the final stop to be done with its disc brakes.
details can be found here www.orbisrailsystems.ice/icx

orbis also recognises that commuter trains are the bread and butter of railroad operations, as such we cater to that sector too with a range of multiple units which can be coupled together to form longer trains capable of long distance operations thanks to the inclusion of a catering island as an option in cars, available in overhead AC and DC as well as third rail DC, we recommend the 2E2-M Interstar and Interstar TR, both of which are inter-operable with eachother, allowing a TR set to couple up to a non third rail set and thus run over third rail lines. The installation of coach-ends rather than full locomotive ends on the driving cars enables passengers and crew to walk the entire length of a multiple unit train, this makes it particularly useful as you only need one revenue officer and train manager to manage the entire train as he or she can walk from one 4 car train in the consists to the next 4 car train that is coupled up, rather than having to have a different revenue officer for each 4 car set within the train itself.
Details can be found here: www.orbisrailsystems.ice/interstar

To replace your older electric locomotives, Orbis recomends our 2E2-8 Rapier locomotive which is designed for long distance mixed traffic which is equally capable of long distance fast passenger trains thanks to its 110mph top speed or hauling long freight trains thanks to its multple working capability, and coupled to this we also recomend the Galaxy passenger coach which features wide doors for wheelchair access.

Details can be found here:
www.orbisrailsystems.ice/rapier
www.orbisrailsystems.ice/galaxy

Yours,
Stefan Hansen,
Sales department,
Orbis Rail systems


We have been considering replacing some of our older locomotives from some time. Thank you for your offer. We will be reviewing all that your company has to offer very soon.

Thank you,
John Love
Procurement Office
SouthRail


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