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Transit in the Proletariat Union

During the [25-Year Plan for the Reconstruction of a Continent], one of the highest priorities was the construction of a 7,500-kilometre-long intercity high-speed railway line. Engineers envisioned a project that could meet 85% of the freight needs of a world government of 5 billion people. Beginning in Pyeongseoul and reaches as far away as the distant Salith in the far north and Hanila in the west within the Filipinas, the line connects all the regional capitals of the constituent republics within Orienisia. With the burrowing of the [Cross-Sea Tunnel] in 55 AAY, pre-existing high-speed railway infrastructure within the Juwanese archipelago was incorporated, formalizing the [Intercontinental Railway Network]. With the incorporation of Eckhardt nations into the Union over the course of the 2nd century, a 16,000 kilometre-long expansion of the IRN was constructed as a part of the 50-Year Plan addressing the rebuilding of Eckhardt, whose standards of living had severely lagged behind their Orienisian counterparts because of the chaos spurred by lawlessness, brutal dictatorship regimes and severe terraforming of the land by ELID. To make the most of the New Standard narrow gauge tracks, active tilting trains are extensively used in order to reach high speeds. Conventional rail in the modern day is limited to Old Standard gauges.

Broad Gauge railway lines are commonly employed by military engineers to great effect, being used to haul multi-track railway artillery.

[Ease of Access] government standards mandate obligatory bus and suspended light rail connections to and from train stations and terminals. This policy is not exclusive to transportation hubs and [People Mover Systems] monorails are commonly utilized to connect hospitals, schools and parks together through a closed loop. However, the amount of connections required is left up to the planning of local authorities. Transportation hubs typically host many consumer services for the benefit of passengers and the local community, often built in Neo-International architecture and as a result, they are local landmarks in themselves with unforgettable experiences! The Collectivized Cooperative "GlobalRail" stylized as "GR" is the largest rail collective, employing smaller local collectives to manage all trains, tracks and stations across Orienisia and the island of Juwan. In the east within the continent of Eckhardt, the most prominent railway Collectivized Cooperative is "Trains Supranational", overseeing trains, tracks and stations all over the continent of Eckhardt while the Regional Board within the Hoang subcontinent also run "Fast Interdependence", a government-owned national railway service.



High-Speed Rail

An Erudians' pride is punctuality, electrified High-Speed Rail is what makes it a reality. Consuming over 120 Terawatt Hours of electricity per annum, HSR constitutes over 75% of the contemporary railway lines across the globe, furthermore, our largest HSR manufacturers are the collectivized [GlobalRail] and [Trains Supranational]. Local co-operatives are employed as subsidiaries in-order to carry out efficient routine maintenance on our vast 16,000 km long transcontinental railway lines that connect the regional capitals of the world, plus numerous smaller cities and towns via smaller arterial and capillary railway lines. High-speed trains have a top service speed of 350km/h, although the Nha-Leungpo line has an astonishing 400 km/h speed limit as permitted by the local terrain. The most frequently used service is the Pyeonseoul Loop, travelling to the cities of Hanila, Shaoping, Salith and Qarbarbat in a trip that takes 5 hours and 25 minutes.


Sustainable urban living requires the most efficient use of every square inch of land, especially as the Megalopoli of Erudia have population densities unheard of in times past! Subterranean tunnels have been bored extensively through the crust, forming labyrinthine metro lines that criss-cross the underground of every major city. Government civil defence policy stipulates that every metro station must be able to double as an evacuation shelter, being hardened against weapons of mass destruction and natural disasters, and contain enough storage space for three months of survival provisions for a minimum capacity of 10,000 people. Currently, the longest metro tunnel is the [Ginto Strait Undersea Tunnel], linking mainland Orienisia with the mainland of the Juwanese archipelago.

Light Rail and Trolley-Buses

In urban planning, trams and trolley-buses are viewed as the perfect closed-loop supplementary systems to the bus transit system. Adored by locals due to their old-timey appeal, trolley-buses and trams have been modernized to run on electric drives and be built to low-floor standards. Redundancy of the system enables teams with an ability to travel along with the New Standard railway gauges, often during times of accident or emergency. All trolleybuses have two decks and can also share powerlines with street-running tramways. Low floor trams and high platform trams both have their place in Erudian cities, low floor trams are most commonly used as they can more cheaply meet the Ease of Use policy compared to High-Floor Trams, while the latter is not restricted to road infrastructure and possess an exclusive right-of-way.

Bus Rapid Transit

Buses are the staple of Erudian urban planning, the main appeal is that they're environmentally friendly and the bus passes are completely free. Rapid Transit Systems use articulated or bi-articulated buses that follow pre-determined routes planned by the city council, running down dedicated bus lanes between the early morning hours of 6 AM to 8:00 PM in the evening. There are no double-deck variants of busses, the design being relegated to trolley-buses out of a need to differentiate between the two systems. Due to the superblock approach to urban planning, bus stops are typically within 7 - 12 minutes walking distance from ones' home.

Funicular Transit

Geography is an unavoidable problem for the city planners and civil engineers alike. In hilly and mountainous urban areas with extreme variations in slope and topological elevation, Cable Cars, Gondola Lifts, SkyTrams and Monorail are popular ways for our citizens to get around the issue of elevation! Unbeatable scenic sights are provided by these modes.