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About this City Journal

We are a company contracted by the City of Torbury to operate public transit services. This journal takes a tour through the system, several routes, and terminals. As citizens of Torbury,...

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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation

Since 1930

Case Study: tTram / Celebrating tTram's 110th Anniversary

Before building Sepulchral City's rapid transit system, let's study on a city in the Free State of Torbury, who implements light rail transit, since the year of 1965 (the second city in the Free State to implement rapid transit)

Background Information

City of Torton (Population 79,000) situates on the southern shores of Watersauga Harbour. Torton is the third biggest city in terms of population in the Free State. However, combining with the City of Appington (Population 54,000) on the opposite shore of Exterior Port and the City of Springborough (Population 31,000), the metropolitan area forms the second largest metropolitan area in the Free State. Daily commutes and travels are common between the three cities (or the tri-cities region)

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Figure 1. Satellite view of the Greater Torton Area (the city on the mainland is Torton, on the island immediately across from Torton is Appington, and Springborough on the furthermost island.

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Figure 2. Greater Torton Area's location (Figure 1 corresponds to the area boxed in yellow) relative to the entire Free State.

History

Torton is among one of the first settlements in the Free State, and the first city to join the Confederation of the Free State in the late 1930s.

It remained to be the second largest city in the Free State, after the capital Torbury. However, with the territory dispute immediately south of the city and relatively poor urban planning, the population growth of the city has been stagnate for the past couple of decades, and recently, the City of Pinecross replaced Torbury as the second biggest city.

Despite of that, Torton still remains to be the most densely populated city in the Free State. And given its large population base, a strong demand for rapid transit has been created.

As such, a light rail transit system tTram was formed in 1968 (back then this idea was innovative), and several upgrades and expansions of the systems have been performed. However, with the stagnant growth of the population, regrettably, HTC Greater Torton Division is easily ignored.

About tTram

tTram is numbered (and known to public by numbers) from 2001 to 2006.

In fact, the entire 20xx series have been reserved for the tTram system, however, currently only 6 lines exist.

  • Route 2001 - Frontline <> Packaging Plant (travels along Riverside Road)
  • Route 2001A - Frontline <> Torton International Airport (travels along Riverside Road)
  • Route 2002 - Ching Fung Au <> Torton International Airport (travels along Yue Pai Road)
  • Route 2003 - Oil Refinery <> Lei Yue Mun Terminal (travels along Wellington Road and Clear Water Bay Boulevard)
  • Route 2003A - Oil Refinery <> Pak Shing Kok (travels along Wellington Road)
  • Route 2004 - Packaging Plant <> Kennedy Town Terminus (travels mostly along Argyle Street)
  • Route 2005 - Appingbury / Cheung Ka Kai <> Torton International Airport (travels along Residence Street)
  • Route 2006 - Kennedy Town Terminus <> Torton International Airport (travels along King's Road)

Disadvantages

Overtime, the capacity of tTram has reached a saturation point (each tram carries about 256 to 400 passengers) And with its relatively slow speed (average speed < 60 km/h), the tTram system's attraction as a rapid transit system is drastically decreasing. There have been talks of replacing the LRT with metro since the 2030s, however, no progress has been made since then (it is now the end of the 2070s).

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Figure 3. The current system map of tTram

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Figure 4. Route 2001's tramway near Boundary and MacDonald Stations in the year 2015 (~ 60 years ago)

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Figure 6. Current-day Routes 2004 (along Argyle Street) and 2005 (along Residence Street). Notice the number of passengers waiting at tTram stops are quite high (despite service level has not turned to unsatisfactory yet)

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Figure 7. Current day Route 2001 (along Riverside Road) and Route 2004 (along Argyle Street) near Argyle West tTram Station.

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Figure 8. Current day Interior Port and Exterior Port, which also shows the relative locations between Torton (on the left) and Appington (to the right).

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Figure 9. Appington Channel separating the Mainland from Appington Island. The image also shows Route 2001 along Riverside Road (near Harbour, Appington Village, Wellington West tTram stations), and Route 2003/2003A along Wellington Road (near Wellington West, Sham Shui Po, Teddington/Lung Wui tTram stations).

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Figure 10. Springborough Island (the furthermost island in the metropolitan area), and shows Route 2001's service in the City of Springborough.

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And that's it for this entry!

Preview of our future projects

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Figure 11. Expanding our service coverage as always, we are proposing to establish a new anchor city at Newborough (we will explain our definition of an "anchor city" in a later post about our company strategies), and we are proposing a new rail link between Pinecross (the second biggest city in the Free State) and this new anchor city at Newborough!

So stay tuned!

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Remember to check our route map section (UPDATE #2), as we'll update that regularly. Update 2080 is on the way, with MANY NEW RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM MAPS!

We are online! (Along with other regions of mine). Check out http://gravenhurst.wikia.com

Currently, Torbury only has ~10 articles out of the 159 articles. The other articles are about other regions.

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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation

Since 1930

Proposal of Future Rapid Transit in Sepulchral City

Sepulchral City began as a small town in the 1980s, and has been regarded as a not-so-desirable place to live for centuries (and hence its name). But with the introduction of a mid-way stop on the Torbury - Bay City Rail Line opened in the 2010s, the hemlet quickly boomed into a city, and today in the 2070s, it is the 5th biggest city in the Free State of Torbury.

The city has also evolved from a hemlet to a major regional transportation hub. Residents in the southwestern Free State of Torbury often need to transfer here to other destinations across the Free State.

In 2070, the Sepulchral City Amalgamation Act was passed, and as of 1 January, 2071, the former City of Pinelock and the Town of Renwell merged into the city, and now Sepulchral City is a city of 52,000 with three major urban hubs.

The city has proposed to build a rapid transit system, and now it is up for bidding between our company and another. We have an advantage over this as we have won many contracts to run public transit in the city.

Thus far, we have noticed that Route 401 is one of the most busiest corridors in the city. There are 2 branches: Route 401D Heppwell Direct and Route 401E MacDonald-Cartier Express.

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Figure 1. The route map of the current configuration of Routes 401, 401D, and 401E. Our advertisement of our proposed transit plan is made on the right side of this route map. The stops and routings have not been finalized, however. It is proposed that the rapid transit be branded as SSpreSS.

We do not know WHICH FORM OF RAPID TRANSIT we should implement, and it would be appreciated if you can vote on this. Keep in mind that, this is just a city of 52,000 spread over 3 major hubs.

Referring to the proposed rapid transit map above, now let's look at the proposed locations of the stations.

Feel free to suggest relocations/additions of stations.

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Figure 2. Tin Ying / MacDonald - Cartier (to the right) corresponds to Tin Ying on the map, and likewise Tsui Yi / MacDonald - Cartier (to the left) corresponds to Tsui Yi on the map. The RED bar denotes overcrowdiness currently.

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Figure 3. Chemical Plant Loop. A major transit hub just north of the city, featuring several connecting routes such as Route 408+ Oakcross, Route 422 Tin Ying, and Route 426 Hoi Po.

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Figure 4. MacDonald - Cartier / Luen Wan (to the right) corresponds to Luen Wan on the map; likewise Sepulchral City Centre Terminal (which connects to many cities across the region) corresponds to Sepulchral Centre.

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Figure 5. Areas near Cheung Fat on the map. This area is the least developed as it is newly acquired during the amalgamation.

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Figure 6. The area near Renwell and Hoi Po (to the extreme left) on the map. This area is formerly the Town of Renwell, and is another major urban hub within Sepulchral City.

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Figure 7. Last but not least, what is formerly the City of Pinelock, now part of Sepulchral City. High Street on the map is to the right of this figure. Shek Wu Hui is the city centre of Pinelock and thus in the centre of this picture, and Kwai Hap River on the map corresponds to the creek that runs in the lower left of the picture.

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Please remember to vote!

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And that's all!

Remember to check our route map section (UPDATE #2), as we'll update that regularly. Update 1971 is now up with MANY EXCITING SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS!

We are online! (Along with other regions of mine). Check out http://gravenhurst.wikia.com

Currently, Torbury only has ~5 articles out of the 159 articles. The other articles are about other regions.

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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation

Since 1930

Service Improvements and Restructures in the

Towns of Hillchester and Pineton, and the Township of Baringcross

Services provided by the Human Transit Corporation has really became diversified in the past century. From focusing on only the City of Torbury (which is the capital of the Free State, with about 20% of the Free State's population) to include major hubs of rural communities.

One of the corridors that our company was awarded the contract to operate public transit on is the Highway 41 Corridor. Highway 41 is a rural highway linking City of Bay City and Town of Hillchester, with many smaller towns along the way.

Our strategy of operating rural transit is to operate a main rail corridor, but with only one track, which will operate one-way rail service during rush hours only, and only having one train servicing at a time, with back-up counterpart of bus service. This bus service services all the train stations of the rail corridor, and provides much frequent (yet smaller passenger capacity) both-direction service throughout the day.

The corridor we are focusing today is Highway 41, serviced by the Intercity Rail (Route 806) and Bus Service (Route 330).

With the rapid population growth of the corridor, overcrowding problems are seen along the corridor.

We decided to expand the rail service to both-way rush hour service. Yet this is a challenging engineering task since it traverses rugged landscapes.

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Before we dive into the technical details, check out what our Marketing Department has made to inform the public of the rail expansion.

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Figure 1. Service update of Route 330/806 brochure.

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Before the Expansion

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Figure 2. Bay City and its suburb, Brentden. The urban area is traced out on the right by a rail line, which is the Route 806 Intercity rail corridor.

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Figure 3. The southern end of the corridor, showing the Town of Hillchester (southernmost urban agglomeration), and immediately to its north, the Town of Pineden, and to the west, Township of Baringcross.

Again, the rail line seen here is Route 806. The blue bridge in the middle of Figure 3 is the Baringcross Busway, a rural busway project implemented a few decades ago in order to allow Route 330 to bypass the urban traffic in Downtown Baringcross.

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Figure 4. Overcrowdiness for connecting passengers disembarking at Pineton mTrain Station, and then transferring to a shuttle to Baringcross.

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Figure 5. In fact, the corridor bus service is always operating more than 75% capacity. It is certainly not rare to see all 8 buses packed with customers.

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DURING THE EXPANSION

The expansion, even though it has received much mixed opinions and oppositions (why?), was in the end approved by the Ministry of Transport, and work has begun in 2068.

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Figure 6. Laying additional rail track at Brentden mTrain Station. The train will operate on a light rail here, sharing the road with the buses (Bus Routes 307 and 308 connects to this station).

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Figure 7. Doubling the rail in the rural highlands (Green Bay Highland). To the right is a Route 330 Bus Service operating on Highway 41.

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Figure 8. One of the most challenging engineering task while expanding the rail is to traverse the rugged landscape of ups and downs of hills, as well as traversing through creeks and rivers and valleys.

To the lower right of the picture is the old alignment of the Route 806 rail, and a Route 330 bus is operating along Highway 41 as shown.

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Figure 9. Expanding through Pineton was a hassle. It involved demolishing many historical buildings, relocating the bus stop for Route 312 (Pineton Train Shuttle), and demolition of the Pineton Crescent Bridge.

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FINISHING THE EXPANSION

After the rail was "doubled", it was time to finish up the expansion by adding amenities to accommodate extra passenger flow and extra train service.

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Figure 10. Building an extra platform at Hillchester mTrain Station.

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Figure 11. Building the extra platform at Pineton mTrain Station (half of the station is outdoors, shelterless; while the other half is covered).

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Figure 12. Perhaps the most important addition to the rail line is the NEW Baringcross mTrain Station. Equipped with an outdoors two-platform train station, and a two-platform bus terminal, it functions as a bus terminal to Route 312 Baringcross Train Shuttle and Route 321 Konuberts Drive to better connect to the Route 806 Train Service.

It is, however, noted that Route 330 DOES NOT service this train station at all, and thus this implies, there is NO direct service to Bay City during non-rush hours. Passengers need to take Route 321 to Hillchester Station and transfer to Route 330 from there.

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Figure 13. Removing the old alignment of the rail.

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Figure 14. The NEW expanded rail, designed for double-direction service. The parts of the "bald" territory without any trees is the formal alignment of the old rail, or areas that were terraformed to accommodate the rail expansion.

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Figure 15. Last but not least, purchasing an extra train convoy to increase rush hour service of the corridor. This train has 5 cars (while the stations are designed to handle 6), and carries at maximum 862 passengers.

(Sidenote: I just found out about the electric train option, which I am considering to upgrade to for some rail corridors. When I do so, I'll promptly update here)

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Figure 16. Two trains running in different directions meet at Pineton mTrain Station. This is a test run on December 31, 2068 before the launch of this train service to the public on January 1, 2069.

Schedule of Route 330 / 806 Combination

New trips are denoted with (NEW!) beside its route number.

Some rush hour (07:00 - 10:00; 16:00 - 19:00) trips of Route 330 has been cut and does not show up.

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And that's all!

Remember to check our route map section (UPDATE #2), as we'll update that regularly. Update 1971 is now up with MANY EXCITING SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS!

We are online! (Along with other regions of mine). Check out http://gravenhurst.wikia.com

Currently, Torbury only has ~5 articles out of the 159 articles. The other articles are about other regions.

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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation

Since 1930

 

It has been quite a while since we last examine the public transit system of the City of Torbury. 

 

Half a century has since passed, and it's now the year of 2030.

 

Since then, the City of Torbury has absorbed the surrounding suburbs, becoming a megacity in terms of area, and the population of the city has grown exponentially, from a small city of roughly 75,000 to a city of 184,000 today.

 

With such a growth in population, a demand of rapid transit is increasing, and ridership is growing everyday. With response to that, we are constantly expanding our network, formed by MetroBus Rapid TransitIntercity Rail Links, and High Speed Rails. This system is branded as SPRINT. (the process of naming is developed in the last entry).

 

In the last entry (at year 1970), the Human Transit Corporation (HTC) begins devising a rapid transit plan for the City of Torbury.

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Figure 1. Rapid Transit System SPRINT plan, devised in 1975.

 

Back then, the urban area of the city is much smaller, and the population distribution is more sparse, and as a result, all routes here are planned to be bus rapid transit. All of which were launched successfully by the year 1985.

 

Slowly through the years, as populations grew, and the City has absorbed surrounding suburbs into its urban area, a demand of travelling between urban centres and along major development corridor is created.

 

The 1990s

In the 1990s, the bus rapid transit system began to extend north (as the Towns of Mountchester and Pineden are absorbed into the City), northwest (with the opening of the Torbury International Airport in 2003), and west (as the City of King is absorbed into Torbury). 

 

The 2000s

In the 2000s, further lines were added (not illustrated in the plan above).

 

The 2010s

In the 2010s, the focus of this decade for the company was on Intercity Rail Links, and which this provides more InterCity Rail services between Torbury Intercity Terminal and other cities in the region. The local rapid transit became more integrated with this intercity rail service. The routes of SPRINT has increased frequency throughout the decade.

 

The 2020s

In the 2020s, with the rapid increase in population, bus rapid transit is no longer sufficient for the city's needs. As a result, parts of the bus rapid transit system where passenger loads are heavier is phased out, and slowly replaced by underground metro

 

And which results in the system we have today in 2030, where underground metro forms the backbone of the system, with bus rapid transit forming as an extension or feeder route to the underground metro. Intercity Rail also provides train service to further communities in the city, whereby other forms of rapid transit would drastically increase travel time.

 

Also, with the large proportion (~60%, 52% Cantonese, 7% Mandarin, ~1% Other Chinese, details see http://gravenhurst.wikia.com/wiki/Free_State_of_Torbury ) of Chinese language users, Traditional Chinese was made into an official language of the Free State, and with that, the system map now adds in Traditional Chinese.

 

Here is the official bilingual rapid transit system map of the City of Torbury (PLEASE CLICK TO VIEW LARGER VERSION):

 

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And that's all!

Remember to check our route map section (UPDATE #2), as we'll update that regularly. Update 1971 is now up with MANY EXCITING SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS!

We are online! (Along with other regions of mine). Check out http://gravenhurst.wikia.com

Currently, Torbury only has ~5 articles out of the 159 articles. The other articles are about other regions.

 

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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation (HTC)
Since 1930

Executive Plan 1970 - 1980

As we step into the 1970s, the City of Torbury is anticipated to experience rapid growth. To better imrpove service and to keep in pace with the urban growth, staff has identified several needs of improvements, including a new bus rapid transit service, branded under SPRINT , which is to be rolled out in the next 15 years.

Here's the 2-page Executive Plan for the years 1970 to 1980.

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Figure 1. The executive plan for the years 1970 to 1980.

As seen in the executive plan, we currently propose a new bus rapid transit service, namely SPRINT. Our tentative service planning map is as follows. Remember, that this is a draft, and there will be significant changes made as the launching date of SPRINT approaches.

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Figure 2. The tentative drafted plan for the future bus rapid transit service in Torbury as of the year 1970. This will be further introduced, editted, and explained in our next entry.


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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation (HTC)
Since 1930

Torbury Mezzo Terminal Opened

**Note: Human Transit Corporation (HTC) system map (effective 1971) is now released! Check out our system map section for the NEW SYSTEM MAP with many exciting new service changes!

The much anticipated Torbury Mezzo Terminal finally opened at 0:00 midnight on February 18, 1962, with the first bus (Route 9A - Huntington TO Ferry Terminal) departing from the terminal at 0:03, three minutes after the terminal opened.

Similarly, the old Torbury Mezzo Loop closed at 23:59 on February 17, 1962. There were security workers escorting passengers across the road to the new Mezzo Terminal. The loop was closed to bus traffic at 23:50, with the last bus departing at 23:52, of Route 4 Promenade Mezzo, which left 8 minutes ahead of schedule.

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Figure 1. Torbury Mezzo Terminal prior to its opening at 16:00, February 17, 1962. The construction has been completed at this point.

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Figure 2. Torbury Mezzo Terminal (front view) on January 23, 1962, when crews are still finishing some of the interior touch-up works. Notice that there are 8 platforms (2 hid under the bridge), a luxurious waiting area, and a large terminal building. The Park n'Ride lot is also visible here.

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Figure 3. Another angle of the Torbury Mezzo Terminal prior to its opening.

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Figure 4. Two minutes before the grand opening of Torbury Mezzo Terminal. Mezzo Loop is technically still in operation, but is actually off limits to vehicles and passengers at this time. 

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Figure 5. Torbury Mezzo Terminal at 5 hours of operation. The first bus that entered in the terminal at 0:03 returns in the terminal again.

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Figure 6. Usage of the terminal within the first two days of operation. Usage status is not very impressive, but steadily growing. Notice that Mezzo Loop has completely gone out of service. As of 1971, the terminal is operating at close to 90% capacity.

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Figure 7. Another shot of Mezzo Terminal in operation.

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Figure 8. Within the first month of operation of the new terminal, the old loop is demolished completely and available for re-development.

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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation (HTC)
Since 1930

Torbury Mezzo Terminal Layout Plan

**Note: Human Transit Corporation (HTC) system map (effective 1960) is now released! Check out our system map section for the NEW SYSTEM MAP with many exciting new service changes!

The much awaited Torbury Mezzo Terminal is now scheduled to be opened on February 18, 1962, previously scheduled to be opened in 1960. This will solve the long-term problem of overcrowding at Mezzo Loop, a minor bus loop just across from the new terminal.

First, some history of the loop.

1936 - Human Transit Corporation (HTC) introduces Routes 3 (Greenfields), 4 (Mezzo), and 6 (Pine Forest: rush hour services). Planners are concerned where to terminate these routes. An on-street loop is impractical as streets surrounding the terminus are quiet residential streets.

* 1937 - HTC decides to build a minor bus loop just south of Promenade Mezzo at Huntington Road North, to service customers from north-west part of the City. The loop was decided to be named Mezzo. 

* 1938 - Details of the loop were discussed. HTC could not finance a construction of a loop, as the account balance then was less than $120,000. However, needs for a minor bus loop is increasing, and therefore, HTC decides to build a small loop with 2 platforms and 1 bus shelter.

* 1939 - Mezzo Loop began its construction on what was then Ma Choi Hang Crescent, and was completed and opened the same year.

* 1942 - 1948 - A number of routes are introduced and are also looped into Mezzo Loop.

* 1949 - Mezzo Loop handles over 2220% customers more than its designed capacity (64 waiting passengers). The overcrowding issue is brought to HTC's attention immediately due to customer complaints and the unreliability of the bus schedule due to buses are waiting for clearance at the loop to unload / load customers.

* 1950 - HTC decides to invest $200,000 building an extra bus shelter and a terminal building capable to handle 640 passengers, as an upgrade to Mezzo Terminal. The overcrowding problem is slightly relieved, but a long-term plan must be taken. Thus, Mezzo Loop becomes the first and the only bus loop with a terminal building.

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* 1952 - HTC negotiates with the city to acquire a piece of land west of Huntington Road North, just across from Mezzo Loop for the construction of a new terminal to handle the immense bus traffic and passengers. HTC invests over $1,500,000 in this project.

Also in the same year, there were many passengers injury and deaths leading to many controversies. Passengers were crossing between platforms to exchange for buses while unaware of incoming and outgoing vehicles. 

* 1954 - The City of Torbury approves the plan, due to the rapid development in that sector of the city, with many new high rises building in the area, increasing traffic and danger to passengers.

* 1957 - The construction for the terminal began, and it was announced that the opening date to be in 1960.

* 1959 - The construction was postponed indefinitely due to conflicts with contractors. Meanwhile, the design of the terminal was re-vamped.

* 1960 - After several negotiations with the contractors, construction was resumed, and opening date proposed to be in 1962.

* 1961 (now) - Mezzo Loop continues to suffer from heavy delay, BUT Mezzo Terminal is coming along nicely, and scheduled to be opened on February 18, 1962.

The master layout plan for Torbury Mezzo Terminal (made for public use):

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Figure 2. The master layout plan for Torbury Mezzo Terminal. The one blurred out to the right is the former Mezzo Loop, to be closed on February 18, 1962.

All services will be relocated to the terminal across the road, featuring 8 platforms for drop-off and pick-up, an enlarged passenger waiting area, dedicated passenger crossings, railways laid for future inter-city train services, proposed busway and dedicated platforms for Sprint, our future bus rapid transit plan to be discussed later, a park-and-ride lot, and a pedestrian bridge to access the railway services in the future.

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Figure 3. The state of constructions at Mezzo Terminal as of 1959.

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Figure 4. Another look at the state of constructions of Mezzo Terminal in 1959.

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Figure 5. Stats about Mezzo Loop in 1959. The loop can handle 672 passengers at one time, but it is now operating at more than 1.5 times of its capacity. The loop hosts 11 routes/branches, reaching practically anywhere across the city.

The current state in 1961 of the terminal are currently unavailable for public displays. You are welcomed to visit the site. Currently, Promenade Mezzo Vesper between Huntington and Oxford is closed due to the necessary elevation of the roadway for the terminal constructions.

You shall be ensured that by the next entry, we will have the complete terminal in display and reports about terminal usage.

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Remember to check our route map section (UPDATE #2), as we'll update that regularly. Update 1960 is now up!

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Route 6 Extension

20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation (HTC)
Since 1930

Route 6 (Pine Forest) Extension

In response to increasing commuters demand to the newly opened car factory and industrial park in the suburban community of New Torbury, Route 6 Pine Forest will extend its service to the locale effective January 1, 1960.

To accomodate this extension, the New Torbury bus loop is opened on the same day as the extension.

* Originally, this extension was proposed along with the opening of Mezzo Terminal. However, the terminal was not able to opened on its proposed date due to conflicts with the construction contractors. The opening date is now deferred to the year 1962

Route 6A was also cancelled in this extension due to low ridership. Watch for our RIDERSHIP REPORT in our next entries.

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Figure 1. Route Navigator indicating the new updated service. Route 6 now connects with New Torbury Loop and Pok Fu Lam Loop.

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Figure 2. The suburban community of New Torbury. The horizontal road seen here is Pine Forest Av. W., the major service corridor for Route 6. 

We will further investigate these new suburban communities and the proposed new routes for the area.

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P.S. For those who are also following the WATERSAUGA Natural + Smart Growth Journal. It is not in our plans to abandon it, but instead of WEEKLY MEETINGS we are modifying to a Bi-Weekly meeting instead. This journal as well, would be operating on a bi-weekly basis. 

 
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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation (HTC)
Since 1930

New Ferry Service : Service Change 1954


While you were gone... HTC now has an operational budget of $30 million, and a growing fleet size to 130 vehicles and ships.

Due to popular customer requests and overcrowding on the overland bus route between the Cities of Torbury and Pinecross, HTC has decided to provide a new ferry service operating between the two cities. Connecting between Torbury and Pinecross has just gotten easier, saving up to 45 minutes of travel time. The overland route will continue to operate for any midpoint stops.

Route 904 Torbury - Pinecross Link will officially launch on January 1, 1954. See our newest issue of hTransit Newsletter for further details.

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Figure 1. hTransit newsletter (January 1954) issue. Available for distribution on all operating HTC fleet.

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But only after 4 days of opening of the line, Route 904 has received numerous poor reviews. Sure it was a new way to connect, but there are lots of room for improvement. HTC addresses this problem and promises to fix this in the upcoming months. 

The front cover story on Torbury Times record passengers' anger on the new Route 904.

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Figure 2. Torbury Times, the local newspaper in the City of Torbury. Passengers are angry about the new arrangements of Route 904.

As recorded in the story, HTC promises to FIX THE PROBLEM in the upcoming months. You may wish to submit your recommendations to us and our planning centre will consider it.

Our Solutions:

- Implement more ferry trips between the Cities of Torbury and Pinecross. Instead of 4 daily trips, 10 daily trips will be implemented. 2 extra new fleets will be purchased.

- More connections to the ferry terminals, offering easier connections to Route 904 from city-wide.

- In address to Route 202 overcrowding between Pinecross Ferry and Pinecross Centre Terminals, an extra branch Route 202A will be implemented in April 1954, operating between the two terminals.

- To solve this long-term problem, a rapid transit route with ONLY two stops between the two terminals has been planned, and will be opened by 1957.

Again, you are welcomed to submit your solutions.

Here is an ARTIST's CONCEPTION  of the future rapid transit line in Pinecross (which coincidentally fall really close to how the line looks like in 1957).

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 Figure 3. The new rapid transit line (internally numbered 1001) between the two congested terminals. We will be using Brose Trains operating at an average speed of 55 km / h.

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Figure 4. Route 904's performance on one of the fleet by November 1954. Note that the route is very successful, nearly full in capacity, and with an income of MORE THAN $110,000.

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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation (HTC)
Since 1930

System Map (City of Torbury)


Most of Human Transit Corporation's service coverage involves in the City of Torbury. It is the city with the largest population, and as a result, the most service for the city. We receive most of our ridership in the City of Torbury.

However, please DO keep in mind, that there are competition service running in the city (currently not incorporated into our system map), including Napik 128 Co., which operates rural intercity services with proposed connections to Torbury Centre Terminal. 

** For those who are not familiar with Simutrans, this is the "AI Player" in the game. **

We also have other services (up to 20 more lines) running in other cities and towns, which are to be introduced later. 

Below is the service map JUST FOR the City of Torbury (population 85,000; monthly ridership count ~400,000). I hope the map is not too small for most of you. Legend is directly below.torburytransitmap1970pn.png

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System map. The City of Torbury's transit service, the list of routes (vehicle availability based on the day and the time of the day), the type of service, and legend with attractions list included.

For a higher resolution view, see  SYSTEM MAP | ROUTE INDEX.

Note that a terminal has a terminal building and several platforms connecting more than 5 routes; a bus loop does not have a terminal building but connect to more than 2 routes

** We would be making a city street map very soon. **

Just to give you an idea about the city, most of the high density buildings are located between Torbury River and Boulevard Mezzo. Beyond that point, it is mostly suburbia.

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* 1953:  SYSTEM MAP and ROUTE INDEX

* 1960: SYSTEM MAP | ROUTE INDEX.
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20100911161446.pngHuman Transit Corporation (HTC)

Since 1930

About Us

Human Transit Corporation (HTC) is a public transit operator based in the City of Torbury. We are a privately-funded company (with an initial subsidy from the government in 1930 of $200,000, otherwise we receive no government funding) based in Torbury. Our headquarters is located within Torbury Centre Terminal, a major transit hub which is to be introduced later.

Our motto is (full length): To provide a human transportation experience. 

In short: The human experience.

We are awarded the contracts to operate public transit services in the

  1. City of Torbury (Population 63,000)
  2. City of Torton (Population 22,000)
  3. City of Pinecross (Population 21,000)
  4. Town of Appington (Population 12,000) and
  5. Town of Springcross (Population 2,000).
Our service population is about 120,000, with annual ridership reaching more than 1.5 million. We spent MOST OF OUR MONEY on service features of in-town commuters transport; while we GAIN THE MOST REVENUE from inter-city transport.

Currently, HTC operates approximately 40 bus routes (be it full time, rush hour, or limited services), 3 ferry routes, and 2 express bus routes in our service areas. We generate an approximately $3,000,000 annual income, with a NET REVENUE of about $1,000,000 per year.

Some stats about the HTC:

- We operate an upwards of 400,000 bus trips per annum (as of 1950), which is about a bus trip every 1-2 minutes.

- HTC operates a fleet size of about 100 vehicles, and still growing.

Enough with the text and the facts (as I'm sure you're already bored of it), here are some sneek peeks to future updates.

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Figure 1. City of Torbury (1940 population: 56,000) satellite imagery.

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Figure 2. List of all the operating bus routes in the year of 1940. The list has currently expanded its size, as you will discover in our next entry.

Route names in BLACK are deemed making revenue; names in RED are deemed losing money.

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Figure 3. City Avenue (now named as Promenade Mezzo Vesper and Promenade Mezzo Aurora) and Main Street under satellite imagery in the year 1940. Today, the intersection is more developed and more busy, with the Torbury City Stop being renamed to MacKenzie Fields Stop.

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Figure 4. Torbury Ferry Terminal across the Torbury River from the rest of the Torbury city proper in the year 1947. The terminal was still in construction in the year 1947.

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Figure 5. Torbury Centre Terminal in the year 1949 after a major renovation. Until this date, Torbury Centre Terminal is often congested and is in need of a major upgrade.

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