Rijndam is a fictional city in Dutch style (made by Sjoerd Ydema), located along the river Rhine, with a metro network inspired by several different Dutch and non-Dutch metro networks.
There are seven versions of the Rijndam network;
Traction power supply:
Third rail (in the city centre and Museum Shuttle) and Overhead wire (in the Suburbs)
Rijndam 2018; two years after Rijndam 2016, line M2 is extended to Transferium Rijndijk, and a short line M5 was added. The network contains 5 main lines, a Museum Shuttle and an Airport Shuttleservice.
M2, M3 and M5 run on Sneltram sections
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There are 5 main lines, a short museumline, and a small line operated by the Airport authority:
The network has several depots:
Line M1 runs above ground from Molenwijk to Simvlietlaan and from Nobelplein to Panbos. Between Simvlietlaan and Nobelplein, line M1 runs underground.
The section from Nobelplein to Panbos was once a local railwayline, starting at a station at Rijndam Noorderpoort. A few years ago, the Rijndam city council has decided to connect this railway to the metro network. This was done to eliminate the need for passenger interchange, to increase the frequency of services on the line, and to allow for the demolition and redevelopment of the site of the former train station.
Line M2 runs above ground from Transferium Rijndijk to Koning Willem I and from Brielselaan to Monument. Between Koning Willem I and Brielselaan, line M2 runs underground. At Station Westplein, metro's switch to Sneltram mode for the last part to Monument.
Line M3 runs underground from Central Station to Westpoort. After Westpoort, the line continues above ground to Station Westplein and Rijnland Ziekenhuis (Hospital). At Station Westplein, metro's switch to Sneltram mode for the last part to Rijnland Hospital.
After Rijndam 2016, with the introduction of the line M2 extension to Transferium Rijndijk, the route of line M3 has changed. line M3 now runs to Central Station via Nationale Opera (along the same route as line M2). This way, the basic frequency on both line M2 and M3 could be raised from 6 trains per hour to 8 trans per hour, without this casing problems on line M1 (which still runs a 10-minute interval due to its single track section).
Line M4 connects the city with Rijndam Airport. It runs underground from Central Station to Noorderpoort, and then continues above ground to Rijndam Airport. Shortly before reaching the aiport, the line returns underground, to terminate under the Airport terminal building containing terminals 1,2 and 3 (passengers for terminal 4 can change here for a shuttle service).
Line M4 has its own depot at the airport, using the site of a former underground cargo terminal.
Since Rijndam 2016, the inhabitants of 's Gravendijk have made a petition to re-open their station. 's Gravendijk is now a regular stop on line M4.
Line M5 runs entirely above ground from Transferium Rijndijk to Denia, a small town south of Rijndam. It is a short single track line with two intermediate stations (Lierdijk and Westwoud). The line pre-dates the Rijndam metro network as a short railway diesel powered branch, connecting several small towns. It was electrified (overhead whires) and became part of the metro network when line M2 was extended to Transferium Rijndijk. The railway connection was severed, but its remains are still present.
The terminus "Denia" is inspired on the real terminus station of the city Dénia in Spain, and the end of the narrow gauge diesel railway Benidorm-Denia, which is part of the Alicante lightrail network (as line L9). It features the same track layout as the real station, except it has three platform tracks instead of four, and the surrounding road layout is also resembles (but is not an exact copy of) the real situation around the station.
The metro transport museum is located at the Wagenmakerstraat in Noordvliet, at the end of a old freight branch off the Rijndam - Panbos line. Here, a small depot has been build in order to preserve, maintain and display the historic metro trains. The line connecting the museum to the nearby Noordvliet station (on line M1) has been converted for use by these old metro trains; it has 3rd rail power supply and both ATB and ZUB train protection (ZUB was added to allow the RSG2 train to be used on the museumline).
The Airport Shuttleservice is a short line connecting the airport terminals with several parking lots near the airport. It is operated by the Airport Authority, separate from the Rijndam metro network. The line is provided as a free service to passengers. At Rijndam Airport Terminals 1-3 passengers can transfer to/from the Rijndam Metro network, line M4.
Depot Molenwijk is the main depot on the network. It is situated near the terminus Molenwijk at line M1. It has 13 sidings for stabling up to 100 SG3-type metro trains, and a 6-track maintenance facility (a new building has replaced the old one from Rijndam 1985/2016).
In order to add an extra source of revenue, the Rijndam Electrical Transport company has build a few sidings which can be used by the national railways. Also, the mechanics of the Molenwijk depot maintenance facility can provide small maintanance on the railway rolling stock.
Depot Bergenseweg is a former freightyard near Bergenseweg metro station, connected to the metro network at Station Westplein. After the national railway company abandoned it, it has been converted for use by the Rijndam metro network (power supply by overhead whires). Three tracks have been converted to serve as stabling facility for metro trains. The other tracks are not electrified and are available for stabling track maintenance rolling stock and/or out-of-service metro trains. There is also a short section of track leading to the docks at the Rhine river.
Depot Rijndam Airport
Depot Rijndam Airport uses the site of a former underground cargo terminal. It has 4 tracks, with capacity for up to 16 SG3-type metro trains. It is the only fully underground depot on the network.
Depot Transferium Rijndijk
Depot Transferium Rijndijk consists of 2 stabling tracks directly behind the Transferium Rijndijk terminus. It is used to stable the first 2 trains (on line M2) out of this station of the day.
Depot Denia, at the end of line M5, contains 2 tracks which are connected to the first platform track at station Denia. Each track is long enough for two SG3 units.
Depot Airport Shuttle
The depot for the Airport Shuttleservice is located near the stop P40 Parkinglot. It has 4 tracks, each long enough for a 60 meter long metro.
Railwaylines signals and security
The railway lines in the Rijndam network are equiped with Dutch railway signals and ATB-EG security.
The metro rolling stock will display (and enforce) the highest speed they can at or below the speed they receive from the ATB-EG; for example, if the ATB-EG sends out "130 km/h", the SG3 rolling stock will display "100", and the Bursa 5200's will display "80".
Railway Sprinter service
The Railway Sprinter service (also known as "Rijndam Rail") runs from Rijndam Central Station to Noordvliet, via Rijndam Westplein and Rijndam Buitenvelden.
There is a small error in the M1 'Drive Left' activity (Beta 3.11 release). This error causes the ZUB signal at the end of Noorderpoort track 1 to stay red. Under the link below, you can find the solution: