Fictional Transit System Projects

This page was last updated on 09/30/2018.


Welcome to the Fictional Transit System Projects page. Here I will summarize my small collection of fictional public transit systems. Some systems are based on real life systems while others are set entirely in a fictional world.

Mushroom Kingdom Transports:

For all of you Mario Bros fans out there, my largest fictional transport system thus far is one that revolves around the Mushroom Kingdom. I’ve been a long time fan to the Mario franchise and I’ve always asked myself, “What if the Mushroom Kingdom was thrusted into the modern age?” I will showcase the various modes of transport, as well as what Toad Town, Peach’s Castle, and other areas may look like if they all existed in real life, in the present time.

Below is a detailed map of the subway and surrounding rail systems.

Mushroom Kingdom Fantasy Rail Map

Cantaloupe Islands Transports:

Not long away from the Mushroom Kingdom is an archipelago of islands (the Cantaloupe Islands) that are connected together by various public transit modes and highways.This transport network includes an expansive and highly successful monorail system. At one time, I actually had a comprehensive map, similar to the Mushroom Kingdom map above. However, I lost that map when my old computer crashed.

Cindyville Transports:

Even before I came about with the Mushroom Kingdom fantasy transit system, I had briefly worked on another fictional transit system. This one was for the fictional city of Cindyville, which is a mix of Tampa, FL and Nashville, TN. Cindyville has a decent bus system, two elevated rail lines (similar to the Chicago El), and two people mover lines. There is also a commuter rail line (based off Nashville’s Music City STAR) that connects the eastern suburbs to the downtown area.

Revised map is coming soon…

Below is the in-train map.

This map placard would be seen inside Red and Blue Line trains. By HARTride 2012.
This map placard would be seen inside Red and Blue Line trains. By HARTride 2012. ~ Click on the image to take a closer look.

I’ll have more on the Cindyville system as soon as I can. 🙂

Shaunville Transports:

A third network is in planning, the Shaunville Elevated Metro, similar to the Chicago “El”.

Tampa Bay Fantasy Rail System:

Prior to the crushing defeat of Tampa’s transit tax referendum in 2010, I made a couple of rudimentary maps of possible light rail and commuter rail corridors throughout the Bay Area. When the referendum was defeated, and plans for High Speed Rail in Florida also killed, I quickly lost motivation to continue these maps. However, with rail discussion returning to the forefront, I plan on restarting this project with some new maps.

  • Light Rail Lines
    • Red Line
    • Navy Line
    • Blue Line
    • Green Line
    • Yellow Line
    • Orange Line
    • Purple Line
  • Commuter Rail Lines
    • Brown Line
    • Aqua Line
    • Violet Line
    • Peach Line
    • Olive Line
    • Maroon Line
  • Blog Posts

Norfolk, VA Fantasy Subway/Metro:

In late 2012, I began creating a fifth fantasy transport network. This one is a fictional subway system that encompasses the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The system has 10 subway lines as well as 4 light rail lines (though one line is split into two segments). The composition of the system is somewhat similar to the Paris Metro in Paris, France.

To view my tentative Google Map of the system, click here. I will have a “permanent” map similar to the Mushroom Kingdom map once all of the lines and stops are finalized. I am currently also making individual line maps via Google Maps as well. To view those maps, please see the links below:

As always, stay tuned for updates.

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