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Hampton has a well-established public transport system consisting of 12 rail lines and 8 tram routes. The government body that presides over this infrastructure is known as Manningham Transit (it also oversees other systems, like the New Lancaster & Cobalt rail systems). The actual company that runs the trains is known as TransHampton and the trams are run by GreenStar. These are official transit maps.


All lines except Hoddletown & Eastcape terminate at St. Margarita Station (Hoddletown terminates at Hawthorn & Eastcape runs through Hawthorn to Britannia). The Delta Railway service runs from both Hawthorn and St. Margarita, the Northern Railway runs from Hawthorn and the Ashuyo Railway runs from Cobalt.

Fares are as follows:

Single Zone

City Zone:

Single Trip - 25 Silver Crescents ($1.56 AU)

Daily - 35 Silver Crescents ($2.19 AU)

Hawthorn Zone:

Single Trip - 20 Silver Crescents ($1.25 AU)

Daily - 30 Silver Crescents ($1.88 AU)

Western Zone:

Single Trip - 22 Silver Crescents ($1.38 AU)

Daily Trip - 32 Silver Crescents ($2.00 AU)

Southern Zone:

Single Trip- 10 Silver Crescents ($0.63 AU)

Daily - 16 Silver Crescents ($1.00 AU)

Two Zones


Single Trip - 40 Silver Crescents ($2.50 AU)

Daily - 70 Silver Crescents ($4.38 AU)


Single Trip - 38 Silver Crescents (2.38 AU)

Daily - 64 Silver Crescents ($4.00 AU)


Single Trip - 30 Silver Crescents ($1.88 AU)

Daily - 45 Silver Crescents ($2.81 AU)


Single Trip - 37 Silver Crescents ($2.31 AU)

Daily - 60 Silver Crescents ($3.75 AU)

Three Zones


Single Trip - 50 Silver Crescents ($3.13 AU)

Daily - 80 Silver Crescents ($5.00)


Single Trip - 45 Silver Crescents ($2.81 AU)

Daily - 70 Silver Crescents ($4.37 AU)


Single Trip - 42 Silver Crescents ($2.63 AU)

Daily - 65 Silver Crescents ($4.06 AU)

Cross-Town (4 Zones)

Single Trip - 62 Silver Crescents ($3.88 AU)

Daily - 90 Silver Crescents (5.63 AU)


This is the tram network. All of it is City Zone except for some parts of route 1, 79 & 80.


Recently, the Manningham Government commisioned for a national map to be drawn. Map Squad Inc.'s bid was successful, & now they are working on a map. The map will cover most towns & the main cities.

Various stages of the maps will be posted. This is an early version of the central Hampton Map.



Hey all, time for some showcasing.

Allydria is both the name given to the actual town, as well as the various suburbs around it. It is a stone's throw from both the city & Abbottfield (which is to the west) Allydria & the surrounding suburbs house 10,000 people. The Ashuyo railway runs through the town. It is also on the Hampton Metro network, with trains running to St. Margarita & Macedonia. The M1 also runs through. The suburb comes under the Macedonia District.


This is the town centre. Route 1 (the main inter-city road in the area before it was bypassed) runs through the city. The pool is very popular on warm days, & attracts big crowds.


A close-up of the train station. Platform 1 serves city-bound metro trains, Platform 2 serves Macedonia-bound metro trains, Platform 3 serves Hampton-bound regional trains & Platform 4 serves Cobalt-bound regional trains.


Hyde Park is both a park & a suburb to the north of Allydria. It is well-known for housing many of Hamptons rich people. The shot above is of the park, where a lake was formed & trees were planted. This park as well as the overall serenity of the area is said to be what attracts the wealthy.


Hyde Park station does not serve regional trains (they run express), but is on the Metro network. It is staffed 24/7, & this helps with the overall security of the station.


This is the M1 (Southern Fwy) that bypasses Allydria. This section is locally known as 'Redwood Alley' because of the trees that grow along the side. It is considered a very peaceful drive and may come here just to see this stretch of road.


Paddy's Field is a large farm north of Hyde Park. It may be subject to further suburban development in the future.


Southarm Reclamation

Komurat is tiny. The city was starting to build up & the island holds over 7,000 sims. People were starting to feel cramped in. They needed more space.


This is present -day Komurat. The eastern area was being zoned for higher density, but the western area (the rich area) stayed low density. There was a demand for more land, so the government desegnated an area to the south of the city.


The land was raised. The new land will form a sheltered area which can be developed into a port.


The rim of the area was built up. Trucks come in all day to Komurat with earth to form the new land. The construction site is fenced off & is an authorised personnel zone.


Over time, a ring has been raised. There is still a lot to do.


The water has been drained. It is now ready to be terraformed.


Part of the Southarm Reclamation is to build a freeway tunnel to the mainland. This will connect with the M20 in Springwood. The main purpose is to relieve the congestion on the Komurat Causeway. The route of the freeway is being raised. Note the seawall has been built.


Trackmarks over Southarm. It is now ready to bear infrastructure; the roads & houses will appear soon.


The Southarm Fwy (M20) is coming along...


The tracks are cleared & new ones put in, these for permanent streets.


Southarm Blvd has been put in. The entrance to the M20 tunnel is there, but it is closed (the tunnel hasn't been built) so all traffic is directed onto Southarm Blvd.


The streets are paved.


And voila! Trees were planted along the M20, people moved in & the Southarm Column was erected to tell the story of Komurat & the construction of Southarm.

The suburb of Southarm no w houses an additional 1,000 people. A future transit link to Komurat Main Station (tram or subway) may be in future planning.

Next Update: Allydria - Hampton's Sattelite City!


Currently, Hampton has a ring road running around its western area. It starts at Tottenham Hwy (Route 6) & runs to the Southern Hwy (Route 1). It has intersections with Westgate Rd (Route 18), Highbury Rd (Route 64) & Southern Fwy (M1). It bears the designation M20.


As you can see by the above picture, the Ring Road comes to a dead end at Southern Hwy. The Pawton Bypass is a small stretch of Freeway that intersects with the Newport Hwy (Route 4) at three places (Markstown, Pawton & Springwood). It also bears the M20 designation due to an old highway plan.

For a while, the only way to get from one Freeway to another is by Sampson Rd (Route 71) via St. Margarita & Newport or Southern Hwy & St. Andrews-Springwood Rd via St. Andrews & Crystal Junction. In fact, the only direct route is by rail. After much thought, the Hampton Regional government initiated the M20 Extension Project, also known as the Hampton Ring Road Extension Project or the Pawton-Hampton Link.


Work begins on the St. Andrews end.


Going over the original clearing.


The road is really coming along now.


Laying the tarmac.


The road comes to the railway line.


The railway line needed to be re-graded. The Maple Point & Komurat lines were out of service for several days. Buses replaced the trains from St. Margarita to Pawton.


The new overpass! The line is dual-track underneath to allow trains to pass. The line has become busier lately, & the entire line may be upgraded soon.


The Southern Hwy was rebuilt to go over the Freeway. The interchange here has not been constructed yet.


This is the Southern Hwy interchange. It was built as a parclo so as not to disturb the Ashuyo Railway (which runs to Cobalt!)


And this is the Newport Hwy interchange.

The Freeway is now open!  The Hampton & Cape Carter Governments may consider linking the M20 with Komurat Island.



Komurat Island

Komurat Island is an island located in the centre of Dark Lake. Settled in 1911 by a group called the Madova, they built the island up from a bare spot of land in the middle of the lake into a thriving community. Komurat is under the Cape Carter district, south-east of Hampton. The city is surrounded by a giant seawall.


This is present day Komurat. It is reasomably low density, but covers the entire island. The only ways out of the city is along the Carter Hwy & the Komurat railway line.


This is the Komurat Causeway, which runs from Komurat to Cape Carter via Middle Island. The picture featured actually depicts the West Section, which runs from Middle Island to Komurat.


Komurat Main station is the terminus for the Komurat rail line. It runs to St. Margarita via Springwood, Manuma & Middle Island. The railway line to Manuma was built in 1959, & the section to Komurat was finished in 1973. It runs as a bridge to Middle Island & then as a subway to Komurat. Also depicted is the Carter Radio Building. Built in 1914, it's the oldest surviving building on the island.


Cape Carter Government Hall is the head of Cape Carter's parliament, thereby making Komurat it's capital. Also pictured is the artificial Centre Lake, Manningham's only 'lake in a lake'.


Komurat's wealthy district. The land was originally low-lying swamp, but it was raised in the 1970's & a seawall was built.


This is the spillway that drains Centre Lake.


Komurat's downtown is significantly smaller than other cities. No high-rises here! However, Komurat will build up as it's needed. Right now, it's just fine as the population is small.


This statue in the middle of the roundabout honours the original inhabitants of the island.


The sole entry to the city, this allows easy monitoring of who enters & exits the city. Komurat residents don't want a bridge to the Eastern shore of the lake as it will be costly, & see Komurat as a thoroughfare across the lake. Komurat's roads would'nt be able to handle the traffic & there's no room for a highway.

Keep watching as the island city grows!


A look at Hampton City

Hampton City is the oldest & largest city in Manningham. It was founded in March 1871 after a shipload of settlers arrived at Cobalt Landing. The city was founded by John Cobalt. Cobalt was the first to explore the Dark Lake area (West Coast Manningham had been discovered in the 17th Century). 6 months earlier, he had set foot on the Western Shore at what is now known as October Landing. The city has since expanded, with a distinct downtown & suburbs mainly to the north. (The region to the West is known as Levington-Highbury, but more on that later).

The suburbs of Cobalt Landing, Cantertown (which includes Cantertown, Cantertown East & Cantertown Junction) & McKinnon were declared seperate from Downtown Hampton City in 1875.

In 1881, The District of Hampton was formed, withe the north border running along the current StadiumLink, the east border running along Burnside Creek, the South Border running along the Newport rail line, the edge of the Crystal Forest & along the Hampton Ring Road, & the Western border along Highbury Creek (the city has now expanded out of this district).


This is an overview of the City. Eastside Harobour is on the right of the picture.


This is the northern part of downtown. Farragh St runs east-west along the picture. The Avenue is the main route into town, where it is a notorious bottleneck at Farragh St. where it runs into Middle St. On the corner you can see the Northend Spire. Also to bee seen is the No. 30 Tram doing it's service.


This is McKinnon Station. Built in 1899, this station was the Terminus for the very first rail line from St. Margarita. The line now runs to Hawthorn (built 1926) & a branch line to Burnside was built in 1941. The tram stop serves both Route 79 (Elderwyck - Hayendon) & Route 80 (Burnside - Hayendon). It was built much later, in 1939 (the original Route 79 only ran to Cantertown Junction, while Route 80 was only designated many years later). The station is manned, & sees many passengers.


Meanwhile, this is the No 1 Tram. The first route, it runs from St. Margarita to Renfall. There are numerous plans to extend it to Fairvale via Madden, making use of the closed Fairvale railway line. It runs past Nunchuk Ground, & serves many passengers on gamedays. The tram is a GreenStar Model 7.


Nunchuk Ground is the home of the McKinnon Bears. Manningham's first baseball team, they were founded in 1896. They have competed in every MBC season since the inaugral 1959 season. The statium is served by Nunchuk Ground Station, & Tram Routes 1 & 17 (StadiumLink).


This meanwhile, is ProLogic Stadium. Built in 1931 as the Cantertown Municipal Ground, it was upgraded in 1947 when the Hampton Baycats moved in. The stadium was renamed Baycat Dome in 1947, then ProLogic Stadium in 1969. In 1971, The Hampton Baycats moved to Cobalt & the stadium has been vacant ever since. However in 1991, a deal saw the McKinnon Bears play some of their home games there due to the higher capacity, but Nunchuk Ground remains their home. It's served by ProLogic Stadium Station & Tram Route 17 (StadiumLink).


This is StadiumLink. It refers to both the tramline & the split road. It was built in 1959 for the inaugral MBC season to quickly transport fans from each stadium (a Hampton Game was often played after a McKinnon game or vice versa). There are several stops along the way, but these are not used when the tram runs express.

More pictures will follow, but enjoy!

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