New Phork Underground
A train on the Reeds Line
|Locale||New Phork, Philimania|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||9|
|Number of stations||63|
|Daily ridership||1.757 million (2000)|
|Began operation||4 Tebax 1972|
(New Phork Underground opened)
|Operator(s)||New Phork Underground Corporation|
|System length||434.3 km (269.9 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) (1972–pres.)|
|Electrification||630 and 750 V DC fourth rail|
|Average speed||33 km/h (21 mph)|
The New Phork Underground (also known simply as the Underground) is a rapid transit system serving New Phork in Philimania.
Opened in Tebax 1972, The network has expanded to 9 lines, and in 2000 was used for 641.305 million passenger journeys. The 9 lines collectively handle up to 1.757 million passenger journeys a day.
Construction of the New Phork Underground was prompted by a study, released in 1970, commissioned by The Philimanian Legislative Council to find solutions to the increasing road congestion problem caused by the city's fast-growing poppulation. Construction started soon after the release of the study, and the first line opened in 1972. The New Phork Underground was immediately popular with residents of New Phork; as a result, subsequent lines have been built to cover more district. There are continual debates regarding how and where to expand the network.