Human Transit Corporation
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 Metro, Bus Rapid Transit, Intercity 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.
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.
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).
In the 2000s, further lines were added (not illustrated in the plan above).
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.
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):
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!
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Currently, Torbury only has ~5 articles out of the 159 articles. The other articles are about other regions.