Anson Bay Metro
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|Area served||Anson Bay|
|Number of lines||3|
|Number of stations||30|
|Chief executive||Gerald Smith|
|Headquarters||155 Telford Avenue, Wilbera District, Anson Bay, Samera|
|Began operation||2 December 1998|
|Operator(s)||Anson Bay Metropolitan Transportation and Roadway Authority|
|Rolling stock||Workshop made trains|
|Number of vehicles||15|
Anson Bay Metro is an rapid transit system in Anson Bay, Samera. It consists of 3 lines with homemade manufactured trains that is powered with reused car engine. This method is similar to how people in Tasmania railkart.
The plan for a metro was proposed in 1996 after independence. It was based off the way of how a farmer he met uses his cart to go underground in his homemade tunnel which he stores stuff in there. The construction of the tunnels began on 10 September 1996
. On 7 January 1997, the tracks were laid in the tunnel that was dug. The trains were then manufactured inside the workshop. It was formerly made with wood. The opening began on 2 December 1998 with free ridership until 6 January 1999.
On 2 May 2000, Line 2 was built. It was opened on 1 January 2001 after the construction had finished. Along that Line 3 was also built on 1 December 2002. It opened on 9 January 2005 due to opening delays.
After the opening of Terminal 4 at Anson Bay International Airport in June 2009. An airport extension was announced. It was opened on 10 June 2013.
The Metro costs about 1 asanggi which is by far the cheapest in Anson Bay. It is by far cheaper than the tram.
The Aksanal card is an rechargeable contactless Smart card used in an electronic payment system in Anson Bay. It was introduced on 10 December 2007. The Aksanal card now is the most widely used electronic cash system in Samera as many retailers (including supermarkets, car parks and fast food outlets) are fitted with readers. However the Aksanal card is not used at the Anson Bay International Airport Station. Aksanal card fare costs about 5 asanggi which is a bit expensive than the normal Metro card.
Anson Bay Metro turnstiles are manufactured inside the National Workshop in Anson Bay. The keycard reader has a lever which pulls the turnstile open.
On 10 July 2006, an train driver named James Ralph had stopped the train at New Finland station. However after playing announcements there were no security guards on duty so James decided to call the security guard on his Cell phone. The security guard was apparently busy so James decided to get up to close the doors. However when James got into Carriage 2 to close the door the train started moving randomly without driving. Carriage 3 doors were apparently left open and that caused James to get stuck inside the carriage. James then decided to call the other train driver in a different tunnel with his Cell phone, The other driver volunteered to check. However James peered through the window and could see someone controlling the train inside the conductor room. The train had missed Chinatown and Little India station and apparently randomly stop in the middle of the tunnel. James then opened the door and went to the carriage and entered the conductors room and apparently the hijacker was an 15-year old boy named Marcus Waterson. The driver then stopped at Pondera Station and took him out of the train and turned him into the local police station. This incident got Number 1 page on the Samera Times. Another hijacking incident happened again on 1 December 2006 where an driver on Libya Road station was going to use the toilet before the train randomly disappeared which was not its time to leave yet. The security guard tried stopping the hijacker but was thrown off the train and the hijacker drove the train up fast. There were apparently 4 people (excluding the hijacker) in the train and it was going fast. However the train crashed into a dead-end railway platform at Anson Bay Central Railway station and the train steel was bented. The police then boarded the train and took the hijacker off. The train went into repair before going back into use on 1 January 2007.