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The Gobras City Metro is a heavy rail rapid transit system consisting of 29 rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, tram and people mover lines serving Gobras City, the capital of Gobrassanya.

The metro has its origins in the Chanayette Commuter line, which will be today's Line 1, and several other electric tramlines, operating since their opening in the 1890s. The first rapid transit system in the city, or the Gobras Rapid Transit (GRT), opened in 1922, which will be Lines 2, 4 and 5. The various tram lines, commuter rails and the GRT were then consolidated into the metro in the 1960s under the RT-Metro authority. The metro has expanded to nine lines and other people mover lines over time. The system is one of the world's longest and mostly-used stations, with an estimated annual ridership of 1.3 billion.

Brief History

In the early years, various rapid transit or commuter lines, which will be part of the metro system, have been constructed by various rail companies, such as the Chanayette Commuter line (Line 1) and the Marshall Central Rail Company. In 1894, the Gobras City government have approved plans for a rapid transit system serving the city. After repeated delays in the project, the first underground system (which will compose of Lines 2, 4 and 5) was completed in 1922, and the Gobras Rapid Transit Company (GRTC) won the bid to operate the system. The system saw limited success due to stiff competition by other rail companies, and limited funding and frequent changing of plans led to delays in expanding the system.

In the 50s, the Gobras City government decided to integrate all rail lines in the city under one system and set up the RT-Metro which will operate all the lines under its ownership. The RT-Metro went on to acquire the various transit, commuter and rail lines scattered across the city. The GRTC system was then reorganised into the Lines 2, 4 and 5. The RT-Metro went on to solve the plaguing problems the system, such as graffiti, price gouging and poor maintenance. In the 70s and 80s, the operator managed to purchase new trains and signed a contract with Danhduong Transportation, which then helped reform the system such as the signalling works and better rolling stocks.

The system also went on to expand the system, such as the Line 4 extension project, the new airport link Line 3 in 1977 and the fully-automated medium-capacity Line 7 in 1987. A new airport express service was created in 2005 after the creation of new branches for Line 3. The SP monorail then began operations in 2006 and is currently the only line not to be operated by RT-Metro. A pilot project on upgrading the tramlines to a people's mover was made but eventually pushed aside due to its limited success.

Line 1

A C1004 train at Keena south, the western terminus of the line.

Line 1, formerly the Chanayette Commuter line, is a subway line in Gobras City. It runs in a generally east-west direction, connecting from Keena station in the southeast to South Obennai, with a branch to Enalee from Greenland.

Originally a commuter railway operated by the Great Keena & Chanayette Railway in the 1890s, it became part of the metro when the company sold the line and operations to RT-Metro. The line went on to build the Enalee branch which was completed in 1962. The airport branch, which opened in 1967, seized operations in 1992 due to low passenger traffic and its unpopularity due to its higher premium costs passengers have to pay.

The line continues to use the C1000 and C1004 trains, which are marked for withdrawal and to be replaced by newer rolling stocks in the future. Unlike other trains, the trains are able to run with a maximum of 9 cars, though most of the time only 7 car formations are used. Due to technical difficulties, its signalling system remains semi-automatic, though it has been pledged that the switch to fully automatic will happen in 2022.

Line 2

A C225 train at Puerto Geo station.

Line 2 is a rapid transit line in Gobras City, Gobrassanya operated by RT-Metro. Coloured dark-green on the rail maps, it currently runs from West Meadows in southwestern Gobras City to Belta in the southeast, via the downtown and Kilometer Square.

Line 2 was constructed as part of the Gobras Rapid Transit Company (GRTC) in 1922, alongside what will be lines 4 and 5. The initial Line 2, or then the Southern Line, ran from Galliantie to City Zoo (the Zoo branch), while line 5, or the Eastern line, ran from GobraFair to Little Ingerland (Ingerland branch). In 1934, the Zoo branch extended to Seltena Creek via East Prado Plains station. The Eastern line extended from Yuiona to Lhatvohg in 1936, while a loop extension was planned to connect Yuinoa to City Zoo; the plan didn't materialise due to possible signalling difficulties.

Following its acquisition by RT-Metro, the lines of the GRTC were operationally reorganised, with Line 2 taking up the Ingerland and Zoo branches. An extension to Sanavir West was completed in 1966, and later to West Meadows in 1972. In 1980, it has been decided to extend line 2 from East Prado to connect to line 8 and Suntrees and cease its operations to Seltena Creek; the SP Development Corporation persuaded the operator to continue a spur service via its developments in the area. The Suntrees extension was completed in 1988, and later to Belta in 1992, making Line 2 to be one of the few lines to serve beyond the city boundaries. The Seltena Creek Branch seized operations in 2006 upon the completion of the SkyPoint Monorail. An extension to serve Omissino Bend is under deliberation.

Like many lines on the subway, the line has recently switched from semi-automatic to fully automated operations. It is served by the 220, 221 and 225 trains, sharing rolling stocks with Line 5, and runs in a six-car formation during peak hours and four-cars during non-peak hours.

Line 3

A200 train at Lallemand station.

Line 3, formerly the Worldport Locale, is a rapid transit line part of the Gobras City Metro operated by RT-Metro. Spanning across Gobras City in an east-west direction, it starts from GSWX in the southeast to Obennai Beach in the west through the downtown.

The eastern part of Line 3 was part of the Obennai Railways commuter service from Pohalashee Grand to Obennai Beach, completed in 1934. It was not yet incorporated into the RT-Metro network and remained under the National Gobras Railways when the railway lines were then given to the national railway operator. Line 3 was conceived as a new airport connection in the 1960s and was the first line to be constructed after the mass acquisition of the lines. The Worldport Locale from the Worldport to Kilometer Square was completed in 1973. Ridership was lower than expected, though higher than the Line 1's Worldport branch which saw a huge drop in passenger numbers due to its more direct alignment. Meanwhile, a line coded "Line 9" was being planned from Bai Quarter to Obennai Centre and Obennai Beach via Laguna Square, with plans to take over the Obennai lines from the National Gobras Railways. The idea for an extension to Bai Quarter was scrapped, but the lines were then incorporated in 1976 as Line 9.

In the 1990s, an express service was being considered to better serve the airport, with a possible spur to Pohalashee Grand from Line 3 where the express will end. It was then announced to combine the two lines under Line 3. After the spur was completed in 2005, and the new service, initially Line 3X, ran alongside Line 3 and serviced the Pohalashee branch and the Obennai Centre branch. Due to the low demand of passengers using the locale to the airport, the Line 3 locale service is then truncated to serve GSWX and the Obennai beach branch via a new branch through Laguna Square, completed in 2014. Meanwhile, Line 3X then formally separated in 2009 as Line 9 when a new line from Luhuo to Tandel was completed.

With Line 9, the line is fully automated and is served by the A14, A15 and A200 trains.

Line 4

Line 3 at Isaulk station.

Line 4 is a rapid transit line part of the Gobras City Metro in Gobras City, Gobrassanya. It runs a loop around the downtown, with Olympic Lake as its terminus for both clockwise and counterclockwise services.

Parts of Line 4 has already been constructed, with the first stretch, as a part of the Eastern Line of the GRTC, opening in 1922 from Puerto Geo to Luniper Lake. Another stretch, from Olympic Lake to Jjnov, was completed in 1938 by the Wynot Railway Company. A branch to GSWX was constructed and completed in 1942.

After the mass acquisition of lines by RT-Metro, it was decided to construct a circular loop around the downtown. The line from GSWX to Luniper Lake via Uroobai was completed in stages in the 1970s. In 1978, the terminus of line 4 was moved from Wynot to Olympic Lake due to low demand in the area. The line is currently fully automated and served by the 401 and 407 trains.

Line 5

A 530 series train at Tonamei.

Line 5 is a Gobras City metro line in Gobras City, Gobrassanya. It runs from Reservation Southeast, goes through the downtown area, to Belta in the southeast.

Line 5 was constructed as part of the Gobras Rapid Transit Company (GRTC) in 1922, alongside what will be lines 2 and 4. The initial Line 5, or the Eastern line, ran from GobraFair to Little Ingerland (Ingerland branch), while or then the Southern Line, ran from Galliantie to City Zoo (the Zoo branch) and even served Luniper Lake. A branch to Reservation Southeast was completed in 1938. Meanwhile, the Great Keena & Chanayette Railway, operating a commuter rail which will be Line 1, constructed a branch from River Bend to the University of Gobrassanya in the 30s, but it was never completed until the mass acquisition of lines by the newly-formed RT-Metro. The GRTC had also made similar plans but are able to only continue the line by branching from the Southern line to Little Mallyore, as they are unable to acquire the tunnels from the GKCR.

After the mass acquisition, the tunnels were completed in 1967, a feat as the tunnels had to be dug underneath the Bosso River. A further extension to Enalee was completed in 1977 and to Soran in 1979. The controversial Belta extension was completed in 1983. The line is currently fully automated and served by the 220, 221, 225, 530 trains, sharing similar rolling stocks with Line 2 (except 530), and runs in a six-car formation during peak hours and four-cars during non-peak hours.

Plans were also being made for a possible westwards extension from Reservation Southeast, but it has been said that these will only be implemented when there is sufficient demand for more rails in the area.

Line 6

A G600A at Quyale.

Line 6 is a metro line part of the Gobras City Metro, serving from Konquino Hills in the south to Fort Anah St Charles in the west near the harbour. Parts of Line 6 were constructed as part of the Marshall Central Rail Company, with the stretch from Gobras City Depot to Fort Anah completed in 1918, making it the first rapid transit connection to the area. After the acquisition, the Harbour Service, as it was called, was then assigned 'Line 6'. Separate tracks and tunnels were then constructed from City Depot to Avawoon East, which was completed in 1973. An extension to Konquino Hills them opened in 2006.

The line is coloured violet on the map and is served by the V64, G600 and G600A.

Line 7

A A700 train at Quyale.

Line 7 is a medium-capacity transit line in Gobras City, Gobrassanya as part of the Gobras City Metro. Connecting from District Line station (the westernmost station in GC) to Sky Point West, its the only line that does not go through the downtown area.

The 'original' Line 7 ran from Isaulk to Gobras City Depot, then part of the Marshall City operated by the Central Railway Company, in 1912. It then extended to Coronado station in 1927 and continued as Line 7 after the RT-Metro acquisition. It ceased its services soon after in 1964 due to low passenger traffic, although there were plans to extend the service to GSWX via Lhatvogh. Meanwhile, there is a separate branch from line 8 that ran from Sky Point West to South Jerrais since 1924. The Lhatvogh plans were revived in 1975 and construction began in 1983. It was then completed in 1987 and was initially number Line 8A, served by four-car R800 trains (later withdrawn in 1992).

The line then became operationally split from Line 8 in 1992 when it extended to Tissons and made into a separate medium-capacity line as Line 7. A further extension to Kinser's End opened in 1997 and the District Line extension was completed in 2014. The line is fully automated and is run by the A74 and A700s. Plans are being made to extend the line to Enalee and take over the Line 1 Enalee branch in the future.

Line 8

A G805 train at Asraluu.

Line 8 is a Gobras City subway line running in a general north-south through Gobras City operated by RT-Metro. Coloured Turquoise on the rail map, it serves over 38 stations, running from Yago in the northeast and Isyee to the south.

The first stations on Line 8 from Wynot to Jjonv first opened as part of the Wynot Railway Line in 1938. In the 50s, after the formation of the RT-Metro, there were plans for a rail connection along Marapura Avenue and connecting to Macaris and the southeastern areas of the city, by creating an extension from Line 4. Eventually, a new line, Line 8, was announced connecting from Wynot to Macaris via the city centre. The line then extended to Jaspee via Skypoint in 1957, and then after the acquisition of the Southern Isyee Company, the line extended further to Isyee in 1961. Plans were made for a possible spur to Motor City in the 1990s, but besides adding platforms for the stations on the supposed spur, the plans were aborted due to the developer going bankrupt. Other possible extension proposals include from Yago to Harbison Ford or from Isyee to Amos Hill.

The line has recently switched from semi-automatic to fully automated operations and is served by the G800, G801 and G805 trains, running in a six-car formation during peak hours and four-cars during non-peak hours.

Line 9

An A15 train at Worldport station.

Line 9, or the Worldport Express, is a limited-stop rapid transit line serving the airport to Obennai Centre via Pohalashee Grand in Gobras City, Gobrassanya.

A project tentatively labelled "Line 9" was already being planned as part of a planned absorption of the Obennai lines in the 60s, with a possible extension through Laguna Square and the Bai Quarter. While the Bai Quarter extension was scrapped, the Obennai lines were still incorporated in 1976. An express service was being considered to serve the airport better. The spur was completed in 2005, and Line 9 was then absorbed into Line 3, initially Line 3X, and ran alongside Line 3. Despite the slightly higher fare, it became more popular than the locale service, as the trains run more frequently and quickly. Line 3X then formally separated in 2009 as Line 9 when a new line from Luhuo to Tandel was completed.

With Line 3, the line is fully automated and is served by the A14, A15 and A200 trains.

Line E

Line E, or the Enalee Tram Line, is a tram line service in Enalee, Gobras City, part of the RT-Metro. The tramline, which opened in 1933 by a privately-owned company Enalee Electric, is incorporated into the RT-Metro system in the 1960s. It later went through a refurbishment project in 2001, with newer rolling stocks and being made automated. There are considerations to upgrade it to an automated guideway transit line in 2007 and merge it with the EN Line; nothing has been planned out since the announcement.

Line EN

Line EN, or the Enalee North Airtram, is an automated guideway transit line serving Enalee North, Gobras City. The line opened in 2004 as a part of a pilot project in such systems, upgrading a portion of Line E in the north to be a people's mover. However, due to its limited success, the plans to upgrade Line E and merge it into the system has been 'pushed aside'.

Line G

Line G, also referred to as Gallitanie Tram Line, is a tram line service from Assembly to Vaarbentar in the northeastern area of Gobras City via Gohantown along Gallitanie Avenue. The tramline is one of the oldest tramlines in the city, being first built in 1899 by the Saehan Construction Company from Gallitanie to Assembly. The tram line then extended towards Concordia in the north in 1905 and then to Vaarbentar in 1907. The company tried to apply for permission to build a loop around the Kilometer Square to extend the line; the Gobrassian Central Electric Company won the bid instead. A new branch to Wynot was completed in 1912 when the operator reused part of its now-defunct rail line as part of the tramline. The line was acquired by the RT-Metro in 1967.

In 1999, the line went through a facelift as part of its 100th anniversary since the line opening. The rolling stock was replaced by the current Danhduong AP700 and later the AP750 in 2004 and the line became fully automated in 2001. There were considerations to merge this line with Line S and K by upgrading the line to a people's mover; nothing has been planned out since the announcement in 2004.

Line S

Line S, or Sunstone-Silversands Tram Line, is a tram line in Gobras City, Gobrassanya. It runs an incomplete loop from Gohantown in Ward 14 to Crofton End in the downtown via Prom South.

Line S is one of the oldest transit rails in Gobras City, opening its first stretch from National Library to Prom South (renamed Sunstone Place) in 1902, then operated by the Gobrassian Central Electric Company. It then extended to Gohantown in direct competition against the Saehan Construction Company a year later and managed to extend to operate a loop around Kilometer Square in 1909.

The line then further extended along Harley Avenue to The Towers in 1912, and Ormeo Interchange in 1913. However, with the rising popularity of the new subway system, the company decided to close down its services along those roads in 1943. The line was then absorbed into the RT-Metro upon its acquisition. In 1987, the tram line around Kilometer Square closed to make way for an upgrade to a people's mover system the K line, and hence the line today ends at Crofton End.

The line also went through upgrades in the 1990s, upgrading its rolling stocks and the signalling system. Currently, the tram now shares rolling stock with the Line G. There were considerations to merge this line with Line G and K by upgrading the line to a people's mover; nothing has been planned out since the announcement in 2004.

Line U

Line U, or the University Line, is a light rail connecting the Gobras City WorldPort to the University of Gobrassanya at Goobras City (UGGC) via the Gobrassanya Institute of Technology (GIOT), operated by RT-Metro.

Plans for a line to connect the two universities have been planned in the 1990s, when the two universities lobbied for one due to the shuttle buses not being able to connect the two universities. Various proposals including a possible Line 2 branch or the extension of the Worldport branch of Line 1 were considered but concluded to be not feasible. Eventually, a light rail (tramline) was decided, with it taking up the Line 1 branch to the airport. On 3 September 1992, the line U opened.

Line K

Line K, or the KmSq Connex, is a people's mover transit line in Gobras City, Gobrassanya. As the name suggests, it forms a loop around Kilometer Square in the downtown. The Line connects the various lines around the square at stations such as the Pohashee Grand and Gobras City Depot stations, hence it has seen high passenger traffic as passengers transfer from one line to another at another station across the square. Upgrades such as implementing a three-car formation and newer rolling stocks have helped to address the growing demands of the line.

Originally a tram line part of Line S, the tram line was decommissioned in 1987 when it was decided to upgrade the tram loop to a people's movers to cater to keep up with the demand in the area. The K Line opened in 2001 after repeated delays in construction due to the complex design and space constraints. Barriers were implemented for the viaducts facing the square as part of security measures demanded by the government.

The line is fully automated since its opening and is served by the KQ500 and KQ500A, supplied and manufactured by Danhduong.

Sky Point Monorail (SP)

Sky Point Monorail (SP) is a monorail line connecting the various Sky Points attractions from Sky Point station (where it interchanges with Line 5) to Raceway Park&Ride. The SP monorail is operated by SP Development Corporation, one of the few lines part of the RT-Metro system that is not operated by the RT-Metro authority.

After it was decided to extend line 2 from East Prado Plains and ceasing its services to Seltena Creek, the SP Development Corporation decided to start developments for the monorail. After the RT-Metro authority granted approval, construction of the monorail started in 2003 and completed in 2006. In 2008, Seltena Creek station ceased operations due to low passenger traffic of the station.

Fort Anah Tramways

The Fort Anah Tramways is a network of tramlines serving the northeastern coast of Gobras City. Set up by the Harbour and Fort Company in the 1890s, the first tram lines began service in 1900s, serving from Fort Anah Railway Station to other places such as Fort Anah, the harbour and Cape Adomon. The system continued to expand in the 20s and 30s in the area, and eventually achieved its goal of expanding and serving the Obennai area in 1935. After the company was acquired in the 1960s, the RT-Metro made plans to improve rail connections in the area. As such, some tramlines have to be decommissioned as the new subway and bus lines are more popular and efficient. This resulted in the separation of the system into the Fort Anah System and the Obennai Tram System. The lines of the Tramways include: Line A - Serving from Obennai Beach to Attikai Line D (defunct) - Served from Fort Anah Railway station to Obennai centre, but was decomissioned later on. Part of the line exists to serve a depot Line F (defunct) - Served from For Anah Old Port to Cape Adomon, later decomissioned but a tram museum was set up at the former depot Line N - Serving from Fort Anah Point to Napstowe Line P - Serving from Obenai to Panarivu Line W - Serving from Fort Anah Old Port to Setherway Grand Mall


Rolling stock

At present, the mass rapid lines of lines 1 through 9 (except 7) run with fixed-length trains of up to 6 or 8 cars. The trains were initially manufactured and produced by local rail companies such as the Avawoon Rail Industries or the Ranelah Gobrassian Transport Incorporated. Since 1992, foreign companies such as Danhduong Transportation Limited and Vehikar has started to take up joint ventures with the local companies, supplying rail designs which led to upgrades of the rolling stocks of the system.

Name Supplier Assigned lines Cars
(per train)
Service commencement Withdrawal Speed Limit
C1000 Avawoon Rail Industries Line 1 7 - 9 1987 Starting from April 2020 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)
C1004 1989
CR1500 Avawoon Rail Industries
& Danhduong Transportation
2021 N/A 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph)
R220-series Ranelah Transport Lines 2 & 5 4 - 8 1991 2031 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph)
R221-series Ranelah Transport
& Danhduong Transportation
1997 N/A
R225-series 2003 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)
A14 Ranelah Transport Lines 3 & 9 6 - 8 1989 Starting from 2023 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph)
A15 1992 N/A
A200 Ranelah
& Vehikar
8 2015 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph)
R401-series Danhduong Line 4 6 - 7 2014 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph)
R407-series N/A 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)
R530-series Danhduong Line 5 6 - 8 2014 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)
V60 Avawoon Line 6 4 - 6 1977 2024 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph)
V64 Ranelah 6 1979 2026 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph)
G600 Danhduong 6 - 8 1995 N/A 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph)
G600A 6 - 8 1997 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)
A74 Vehikar Line 7 3 - 4 2003 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph)
A74e 2007 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)
A700 Danhduong
& Vehikar
4 2011 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)
G800 Danhduong Line 8 6 - 8 1999 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph)
G801 2004 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)

Depots and yards

The following lines are served by their respective depots:

Name (with map link) Line(s) served Map Notes
OGFmapicon.png Eastside Yard and Maintance Facility Lines 1 & P, Commuter rail

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OGFmapicon.png GSWX Yard Lines 1, 3, 4, 7 & 9, ML

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OGFmapicon.png West Meadows Yard - Line 2 Lines 2 & M

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OGFmapicon.png Dundash Lines 3 and 9 Depot and Maintenance Facility Lines 3 & 9

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Considerations are being made to expand or move the depot
OGFmapicon.png Ranelah Maintenance Facility and Yard Line 4, ML

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A dedicated part of the depot has been leased to RT-Metro for the maintenance of Line 4 trains.
OGFmapicon.png RT Metro - Yalarah Yard & Bosco River Maintenance Facility Lines 4 & 5

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OGFmapicon.png RT Metro Olympic Yard - Lines 4 & 8 Lines 4 & 8

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OGFmapicon.png Khaikeagha Yard Lines 4, 5 & 8

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OGFmapicon.png RT Metro Yard - Line 5 Line 5

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Meant a temporary maintenance facility; will be moved in the future
OGFmapicon.png Avawoon Rail Assembly Plant & Yard Line 6

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Assembly Plant for Avawoon Rail Industries
OGFmapicon.png Isaulk Yard - Line 7 Line 7

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Will be integrated with Ranelah Yard in the future
OGFmapicon.png Danhduong Uletha Mainetance and Locomotive Production Plant Line 8, ML

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OGFmapicon.png Connex Tram Depot Lines G, K, R and S

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OGFmapicon.png Enalee North Airtram Depot Line EN

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OGFmapicon.png Sanibel North Tram Depot Line M

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