It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about my fantasy transport projects, so let me go ahead a provide an update. I’ll first start with the Norfolk fantasy subway system, and then next week, I’ll follow up on the fantasy rail system for Tampa.
In this installment of the Norfolk fantasy subway system, I’m going to profile Line 5. Line 5 is structured similarly to Line 3 in terms of station layout and express service. However, express service is only available south of Norfolk. The segment that is north of the Kimball Terrace/NSU station has trains making stops at all stations, regardless if they are running local or express service. Line 5 has a total of 19 stops and connections to every subway line in the network (including Line 7a) are available, as well as connections to the various fantasy light rail lines T2, T3a, T3b, and T4. There is also a connection to the T1 LRT (which is The Tide LRT Line in real life) at the Kimball Terrace/NSU station.
Line 5 is a steel-wheeled line and uses rolling stock that is similar to the R-142 rolling stock from the New York City Subway. Other steel-wheeled lines use a newer rolling stock that is similar to the R-160A from New York. During the rush hours, trains run in 8 car configurations while during off-peak times, trains tend to run with 6 cars.
To see a Google Map of Line 5, click here.
In my next installment, I’ll go over Line 7, followed by Lines 8 and 9 later in June. In July, I will profile Lines 1, 2, and 6, and then Lines 4 and 10 in August. Along the way, I’ll also be profiling the LRT lines and compare my visions with real-life plans.