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National RailHL
Overview:
Owner: HL Government
Chief Executive: Minister of Transportation, Sir Malembo
Vehicles: 745,254 (commuter rail)
95,631 (light rail)
90,520 (regional rail)
Lines: 17 (commuter rail)
1 (light rail)
3 (regional rail)
Ridership: 3,158,846 (weekday)
4,634,977 (Saturday)
140,644 (Sunday)
Began Operations: 7th July 2002 (as National RailHL)
1st June 1920 (as HiramRAIL)
System Map
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National RailHL is the Republic of Hiram Land (RoHL)'s nationwide transportation company, and often marked as NRHL. It runs the country's railway networks.

History


HiramRAIL began operations on the 1st of June, 1920. HiramRAIL was formed to combine all of HL's transportation companies into one large company and to address many nationwide transport problems in HL. In 1999, HiramRAIL went into talks into dissolving into National RailHL and East HL Railways. In 2000, East HL Railways left HiramRAIL, but was later absorbed into National RailHL. In 2002, HiramRAIL was dissolved into National RailHL. In 2008, East HL Railways was absorbed into National RailHL, proving NRHL is the sole nationwide transportation company. The most recent order was the DerbineTransport-made 9RF2 MkII trains. In 2012, a regional rail service was made along with a light rail service, and a year later in 2013, 2 more regional rail services were formed.

Governance


The Minister of Transportation, along with Parliament, appoints a twenty-member Board of Directors, seven members from the general public and fourteen Members of Parliament. The Chairman of National RailHL, the Minister of Transportation has veto power on decisions made by the board.

Current Operations


NRHL's operations are divided into three classes: commuter rail, light rail, and regional rail. These classes are designated by a separate corporate name. For regional rail its NRHLRegional, for commuter rail its simply National RailHL, and for light rail its Moress Light Rail Service. These transit forms operate throughout the city and stop at many select places.

Projects


National RailHL has done many projects to improve and make NRHL better.

Current Projects:

NRHL has an ongoing project to improve the Moress-Joenmb Line, which is currenly used for freight and passenger service, and will be used as an regional passenger line once the improvements are made. Another project is the Edmonton Programme, which will add PSDs (Platform Safety Doors) onto the Moress-Joenmb, NRHL Circle and NRHL Island lines.

Canceled Projects:

The only canceled project in the NRHL system is the Elevated Line of Greenfield and Oak Woods. This line was canceled due to the fact there are no fundings and no space for a "EL" connecting the capital of HL and the small town of Oak Woods. However, a elevated line exists in Greenfield from the suburbs to Vakgoewhbeach and Netherlands Avenue in Ale-by-Greenfield owned by National RailHL and the Greenfield Transit Authority.

Derailments


NRHL has experienced some derailments before, only 5 derailments in 1944, 1984, 1987, 1997 and 2016. The most notable is the 2016 derailment, when a NRHL train sped past Mosfir station, also served by the Greenfield Metro, and derailed. One train car flew towards Barring's city centre. 57 people died in that derailment. In 1997, another train derailed by jumping the tracks near City Central station in Greenfield. Only 1 person died, and multiple people were injured. Service was quickly restored. In 1987, a drunk train driver sped past the barracks of City Central and damaged Platform 4 of City Central. 99 people died in that derailment, and 10 others were injured because that derailment occured during rush hour. In 1984, another drunk train driver also jumped the tracks, this time in Albert-by-Moses station in Joe Parks, and it was during rush hour. 104 people died in that derailment, and 100 others were injured. And in 1944 during World War II, a pro-Nazi train driver sped past Susanna-by-Gaulle station and both platforms were destroyed. 940 people died as that derailment caused a fire which was near a gas pipeline and that gas pipeline exploded and caused a building to fall to the earth.