Jundah Subway

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Jundah Subway
A Santa Rosita bound Green Line train at Upper Montrose Station.
Overview
OwnerJundah Metro
Area servedJundah, Stuart and Arlington Arbor in Tauhon
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of stations71
Daily ridershipIncrease 514,171 (2017)
Annual ridershipIncrease 151,545,925 (2017)
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 length5 cars
Technical
System length59 mi
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Electrification625 V (DC) third rail
Average speed38 km/h (24 mph)
Top speed83 km/h (52 mph)
Network Map
Jundah subway map.svg

The Jundah Subway is a mass rapid transit system serving the cities of Jundah, Stuart, and Arlington Arbor in Tauhon. It consists of four lines, including two heavy rail subway lines (the Green and Blue lines), and two light rail lines (the Red and Gold lines).

History

Green and Red lines

The system opened in 1974 under the name Baylink, with the present-day Green Line track from Central to Stuart Transit Center. It was originally designed to alleviate automobile and bus traffic in the Fleming Tunnel and Narrows Port Bridge by proving a rapid transit link to Stuart. Following the initial line's success, plans for an east-west line were drafted, but lack of funding caused the line to be demoted to a light rail instead. In 1980, the Red Line opened from Sedgwick Square to Harborside, utilizing new tracks on Cranston and Park Avenues in the Capital Center neighborhood. 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 in Capital Center. 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.

Subway expansion

In 1988, the Blue Line was built along the median of G. E. Parsons Drive, running from Central to South Memorial. Two years later, the line was extended to Mayfield Park in a costly, entirely underground 4-mile extension. The extension was made due to increased demand for transit in North Jundah, especially following the decommissioning of Mayfield Airport and the subsequent development of subsidized housing projects. In 1992, 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.

Long-distance expansion

Jundah's sprawling nature and increasing decentralization prompted transit policy makers to consider much longer above-ground extensions, utilizing existing track when possible. In 1999, the Red Line was extended 2.5 miles west along Cranston Avenue to Stearns/Prospect Hill. The Green Line was extended 6 miles west to El Cadillo/Grantwood in 2001 using former freight tracks, and the line was extended 8 miles further west to Santa Rosita in 2005. Between 2007 and 2010, segments of the Green Line opened to form a 9-mile extension east through Stuart to Arlington Arbor. In 2013, the Blue Line was extended 7 miles east to Peninsula Station and Arderian.

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 Stearns/Prospect Hill ↔ Rosepark/TM2 Stadium 6 AM – 1 AM 10 mi 18 8 min 16 min
Blue South Memorial ↔ Arderian 5 AM – 2 AM 14 mi 17 5 min 10 min
Green Santa Rosita ↔ Arlington Arbor 5 AM – 2 AM 27 mi 37 5 min 10 min
Gold Sedgwick ↔ McClary Pier 6 AM – 1 AM 8 mi 13 8 min 16 min

*Express trains operate in peak direction only.

Parts of the Red and Green lines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The following table shows late night services:

Line Termini Operating Hours Length Stations Headway
Red Sedgwick ↔ Harborside 2 AM – 5 AM 4 mi 8 30 min
Green Museum District ↔ Stuart Transit Center 2 AM – 5 AM 6 mi 13 30 min

Fares

A single ride ticket is $1.75 regardless of origin and destination. The fare is $1.60 per ride using a refillable J-Card. A free bus transfer is available within 2 hours of swiping a card. Students and seniors are eligible for reduced fare J-Cards, which allow travel for only $0.80 per ride.