Brining the world closer together
For some time there have been considerations by others to build a railway from their location to Vetropolis and we encourage railway building as an alternate form of transportation.
For this reason, the Vetronian government has authorized the design and building of the Vetronian Railways, which shall comprise of four bi-directional railway lines leading east, west, north, and south from the Vetropolis Train Terminal. These lines will serve as main railways to which others can connect their cities, towns, and other community based areas.
The purpose of the each main line is to serve as an axis to which other railways can connect and allow travel to and from Vetropolis. These are the only lines that will be permitted to run to Vetropolis as it would be unfeasible to have dozens of railways terminating at the Train Terminal or in other parts of Vetropolis island. Exchanges can be added to the primary West, North, South and East lines but have to be ressed.
The west line runs through Bilgewater and beyond to the end of the map westward. Furthermore, it served as a concept demonstration for other lines. The line has several exchanges, which include (from east to west):
The south line runs to the southern edge of the current map. It will provide exchange points for Cape Town and other cities on the southern continent.
No plans are yet in place for the east line as there isn't much of a demand for railway connectivity; though that may change with possible ocean cities being built in the future.
Connecting to an Axis Line
Any town is welcome to build connecting railways to the closest main line, provided they meet the following minimum requirements:
- Railways must have two tracks - one for inbound traffic and one for outbound traffic.
- Railways must connected to the closest main line (axis railway).
- Railway paths and axis exchange points must be approved prior to construction.
- Railway exchanges on an axis line shall be separated by a minimum of 200 blocks. Neighboring towns that wish to connect to an axis line may want to consider a shared railway instead of building two distinct lines.
- Railways should be considerate of future lines that may be build by neighboring towns and follow the most direct route (i.e. straight line) to a main line.
- Railways can be built above ground or underground on main land.
- Railways that must span large bodies of open water (200 blocks or more) must be built underground.
- Railways' terminating axis point must have its rails at block level 50 (an eye-level of 51.6 if you are using F3 to get coordinates).
If you come across part of the rail syatem that has been griefed, contact a moderator.