Jundah Metro Rail

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Jundah Metro Rail
A Blue Line train at Downtown Arlington Arbor
Overview
OwnerJundah Metro
Area servedJundah, Stuart and Arlington Arbor in Tauhon, Federal States
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of stations72
Daily ridershipIncrease 311,705 (2018)
Annual ridershipIncrease 113,772,325 (2018)
Chief Executive OfficerAndrea Powell
Headquarters100 Sedgwick Square, Jundah, Tauhon, Federal States
Operation
Began operationJanuary 16, 1974
Operator(s)Jundah Metro
CharacterElevated, at-grade, and underground
Train length10 cars
Technical
System length59 mi
Tracks2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Electrification625 V (DC) third rail
Average speed56 km/h (35 mph)
Top speed121 km/h (75 mph)
Network Map
Jundah subway map.png

The Jundah Metro Rail is a light rail system serving the cities of Jundah, Stuart, and Arlington Arbor in the state of Tauhon, Federal States. It consists of the Blue, Gold, Green, and Red lines, which run on a total of 59 miles of track.

History

The system opened in 1974 under the name Baylink, with the present-day Green Line tunnel from Central to Stuart Transit Center under the San Bernardo sound. It was originally designed to alleviate the traffic bottleneck in the bridges and tunnels to Stuart. Following the initial line's success, a second line was opened from Sedgwick Square to Harborside in 1980, utilizing new tracks on Cranston and Park Avenues. The line was named the Red Line, and the original Baylink line was renamed the Green Line.

In 1982, the Red Line was extended east to Rosepark/TM2 Stadium, and it was overlaid with the Gold Line, which branches southeast to McClary Pier. Three years later, it was found that increasing light rail service was causing excessive traffic congestion along Cranston and Park Avenues. The tracks for the Red and Gold Lines were thus moved underground to a new tunnel, which includes City Hall, Memorial/JU, and Metropolitan Square stations.

Jundah's sprawling nature and increasing decentralization prompted transit policy makers to consider much longer above-ground extensions, utilizing existing track when possible. In 1994, the Red Line was extended northeast to Peninsula using former freight tracks along the Beach Freeway. The extension was made due to increased demand for transit in Northeast Jundah, especially following the decommissioning of Mayfield Airport and the subsequent development of subsidized housing projects in the area.

In 1996, the Green Line was extended to Upper Montrose. The extension included the Museum District station, which served the newly designated neighborhood and helped solidify its identity.

In 1999, the Red Line was extended 2.5 miles west along Cranston Avenue to Prospect Hill. The Green Line was extended 6 miles west to Grantwood Center in 2001 using former freight tracks, and the line was extended 8 miles further west to Santa Rosita in 2005. Between 2007 and 2013, segments of the Green Line opened to form a 9-mile extension east through Stuart to Arlington Arbor and Jundah-Stuart Intercontinental Airport.

In 2015, the Gold Line was rerouted to follow the Green Line west of Market, in order to serve the Lindell extension to Golden Oaks Mall.

Lines

The Jundah Subway system has four lines. In the following table, peak times are defined as 7–10 AM and 4–7 PM on weekdays.

Line Termini Operating Hours Length Stations Headway
Peak Off-peak
Red Alamonte/Sheltonia ↔ Highland East 6 AM – 1 AM 12 mi 20 5 min 10 min
Blue Concordsville ↔ Groveland 6 AM – 1 AM 5 mi 11 7 min 15 min
Green Donville ↔ Groveland 5 AM – 2 AM 30 mi 38 6 min 12 min
Gold Lagunita ↔ Ocean Avenue 6 AM – 1 AM 19 mi 27 6 min 12 min

Stations

There are a total of 72 stations on the Jundah Metro Rail, with 18 serving more than one line. The following is a list of the busiest stations:

Rank Station Weekday Ridership Lines Location
1 Central 35,255 Jundah (Downtown)
2 Greene 22,912 Jundah (Downtown)
3 Exposition 17,094 Jundah
4 Camden Jundah (Downtown)
5 Rutherford Jundah (Downtown)
6 Tauhon Medical Center 12,508 Jundah (Downtown)
7 Downtown Arlington Arbor 11,025 Green Jundah
8 Stuart Transit Center 10,857 Red Jundah
9 Elliott Station Green Arlington Arbor
10 Morningside Red Jundah

Fares

A single ride ticket costs $1.75 and is valid for any trip regardless of origin and destination. The fare is $1.60 per ride when using a refillable J-Card. For trips within the nine downtown stations (Central, Exposition, Greene, Harborside, Klarman/Convention, Market, Metropolitan, Republic, and Rutherford), tapping a J-Card upon exiting the fare gates will result in a $0.60 refund, thus making the price effectively $1.00. In general, tapping upon exit is not required, and the J-Card will be charged the standard fee unless the discount is used.

A free bus transfer is available within 2 hours of entering fare gates, and a free rail transfer is available within 2 hours of boarding a bus. Students and seniors are eligible for reduced fare J-Cards, which allow travel for half price ($0.80 per ride, $0.50 between downtown stations).

Weekly and monthly passes are also available, which cost $17.00 and $65.50 respectively. Travel on the Jundah MetroRail and local buses is free with a monthly CapitalRail pass.