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Intercity Star Express
ICSSaintJamesUnionStation
INR ICSe train, led by power car #2035, at Saint James Union Station in Saint James, CA.
Info
Service type Inter-city tilting train
Status Operating
Locale Ivalice
First service 2002-06-03
Current operator(s) Ivalice National Railways
Average ridership 11,148 (2007 per day)
4,069,020 (2007 total)
Route
No. of intermediate stops 27
Service frequency Hourly
Train number(s) 2100 - 2290
On-board services
Class(es) Business and First class
Disabled access Fully accessible
Seating arrangements Airline-style coach seating
Catering facilities On-board café, and at-seat meals in first class
Baggage facilities Checked baggage available at all stations
Technical
Gauge Standard Gauge
Operating speed 200 mph maximum
125 mph average


Intercity Star Express, or ICS Express, is the name for the three high speed rail services operated by Ivalice National Railways in Ivalice. ICS Express currently operates on three services, ICSe Capital, ICSe Midlands, and ICSe North Shore. ICSe uses tilting trains imported from the United States to travel at high speed on the extremely curved portions of the routes.

The ICS Express is the fastest level of rail service in Ivalice, averaging speeds of 125 mph (201 km/h). ICS Express is popular with business travelers between the major cities in Ivalice, and has captured around 33% of air travel between Ivalion and Koiwai.

Capital Route

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Koiwai Central 0:00
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FD-GA Border
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Randgriz Charing Blvd 0:45
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Ulei River
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Randgriz Int'l Airport 0:50
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Europa Beach 1:15
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Springvale 2:00
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GA-CA Border Dorvaulder River
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Marcosia 3:15
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Saint James 3:50
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Ivalion 5:00

The ICS Express Capital Route travels between Koiwai Central Station and Ivalion Union Station with a scheduled travel time of five hours without stops. It is the heaviest travelled high speed rail line in Ivalice, connecting three of the four most populous cities in Ivalice. After the Capital Regional, this is Ivalice National Railways' second most-profitable service. Work is currently underway along the Capital Corridor to add a fourth track and possibly build a dedicated high-speed line next to the existing right-of-way.

Midlands Route

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Londinium King Marche 0:00
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Clellinon 0:45
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New Manchester 1:05
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FD-GA Border
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Gardenia 2:30
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Europa Beach 3:00
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Randgriz Int'l Airport 3:25
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Ulei River
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Randgriz Charing Blvd 3:30

The ICS Express Midlands Route travels between Londinium King Marche Station and Randgriz City Charing Boulevard Station with a scheduled travel time of three and a half hours without stops. The Midlands route is significantly slowed by the mountainous terrain between Randgriz City and Londinium.

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