Rail transport in Senya
Senya has an extensive railway network which serves the vast majority of settlements in the country. Unlike other nations, where automobiles are more popular, the Senyan government has for the most part invested heavily in the nation's rail network, ensuring that is the most reliable and convenient mode of transport.
The entire network is ran by Senyan Rail, who operate the vast majority of freight and passenger services across the country under various brand identities. The network is largely electrified and has connections to Jingdao and Natopia.
Fort Kolgrad and Ranentsi also have rail links. Fort Kolgrad's network is run by Senyan Rail and is extensive, linking all populated settlements with a relatively high speed network. Ranentsi's networks are older and weaker, and rely on older rolling stock. Ranentsi's network contains one line, running from Kyustendil to Kriva. Ranentsi's railway is run independently of Senyan Rail, though a takeover is planned.
All rail infrastructure in Senya is owned by the state owned company Senyan Rail, who are responsible for the maintenance of the network. Senyan Rail additionally control all the various passenger and freight companies that operate on Senyan territory, with the exception for foreign companies from border countries running services into Senya.
The network runs entirely on standard gauge (1,435 mm, 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) rails, with the vast majority of lines having overhead electric wires.
Train numbering system
All trains that operate within Senya are assigned a fifteen-character service code so as to identify the service. Trains are assigned a string of numbers, which feature on passenger's tickets as well as the main rail switchboards and on information and timetable displays at stations.
|1||Route type||1||International service|
|2||Inter city route|
|4||Commuter route (including S-Rail)|
|7||Narrow gauge and heritage railways|
|8||All other rail types (including freight services)|
|2-3||Area of departure and arrival stations||0||Foreign country|
|4-6||Code of departure station|
|7-9||Code of arrival station|
|10-13||Scheduled departure time|
The way the code is displayed can vary depending on the situation and what information is required to be relayed. The full fifteen digit code is only used by the track operators, where as the thirteen digit code is used publicly by the rail providers to show their route. However, shorter codes are also regularly displayed.
|216-SVOEPR-1500-MP||15||Full service code, used by track operators|
|216-SVOEPR-1500||13||Passenger code, used by train operators and on passenger tickets|
|216 15:00 EPRAT||8+||Station display code, used at stations, will often include intermediate stations|