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Trainlady Mini is a train service operated by Trainlady that runs from Penguville to The Happyface State. The line was considered to be ridiculous and has absolutely no use as it has few stations, few passengers and not much potential. Trainlady Mini incurs losses of up to 130 million USP and is slated to be sold to other companies. Saturation of the service made it almost impossible to run the line, and it is currently abandoned and unused, except on Thursdays though.
Trainlady Mini has a notorious reputation of polluting Antarctica, as in 2009, it has been the 'biggest contributor of air pollution by public transport'. It is also infamous for having its own stations instead of sharing stations with other train lines. These stations were either former warehouses or deserted land. The Happyface Junction is actually built on an abandoned amusement park, not owned by Holyberden.
It has been said that Pengolians were not given fair treatment in the train service. Trainlady Mini executives continue to discuss the matter. Although Trainlady Mini is horrible, its parent company has a high-standard. It has once been rumored that Trainlady only has 25% of the shares and contributed mainly towards the railway tracks itself. Eventually, it was concluded that Trainlady Mini was a 'breakaway' service that was still owned by Trainlady Inc.
- 1 Background
- 2 Stations
- 3 Service
- 4 Operations
- 5 Pengolian Passport Controversy
- 6 Rebranding (by selling)
Trainlady Mini has no official background. It was built sometime in 2009 by Trainlady as an 'extending arm for faster services between South Pole City and Frostborough'. However, due to some mishap or whatnot, it ended up being placed between Penguville, near SPC, and somewhere in The Happyface State. It opened with the Penguville and Happyface City stations. Happyface Junction opened soon after. A Snowville station was slated to open in early 2010, but has been delayed tremendously and eventually cancelled.
Trainlady Mini has only three stations, although one was planned but never released.
NOT BUILT: Snowville, Eastshield (Snowville Station)
Snowville Station was meant to be the start of the line. Plans started weeks before the line opened, and was meant to open in May 2009. Sources cited that due to problems in the management, it has been delayed further to July 2009, thus meaning that Penguville Station was the start of the route. It was delayed even further to August. This continued until December, when they announced that the station was cancelled in favor of upgrades to other stations. It was meant to be three stories big and spans a length of 100m, which would be equivalent to a shopping center.
Penguville, Eastshield (Penguville Station)
Penguville Station is the station at the very start of the line, with a complex train-transfer system and a "modern" exterior. It is located in the suburbs of Penguville. The station has few shops and facilities and is only the size of a small train station.
South of Happyface State (Happyface Junction)
Near the border between Eastshield and Happyface State, the Happyface Junction was located in a deserted area that connected passengers to other towns and a business city. It is, strangely, in the form of an amusement park. It was actually built on top of an abandoned amusement park, with carnival booths turned into ticketing booths, amusement park rides turned into food stalls, and the boarding platform that was built on top of a bouncing castle, in which they put spikes on the bouncing castle, the castle bursts, and they start building the platform.
Central Happyface State (Happyface City)
Happyface City is the end of the track. It is similar to the Penguville Station. The one-storey complex also has a complex train-transfer system. Although it is stated to be the 'Happyface City' station, there is no Happyface City by right. However, it is near to big cities such as Watex and Iceland. It is surrounded by mountains, thus, another train line was built to transfer penguins from the station to the other side. That very train line is not in operation.
Trainlady Mini is divided into three classes: Royal Class, Executive Class and Commuter Class.
Royal Class offers 37 inch seats with comfy leather pillows, a blanket, in-flight entertainment and reading materials such as Booyah! Reviews and a safety guide. The in-flight entertainment program has only five movies. There are only 10 First Class seats and on an average (based on the company's reports), 3 out of the 10 seats are occupied daily. It cost 500 coins for an adult, and 250 coins for a senior citizen/chick on any route (see 'operations' below, this applies to all classes).
Executive Class offers 34 inch seats with a blanket and some reading materials, lesser than that of in the Royal Class. There are 20 Executive Class seats, and on an average, 19 out of 20 seats are occupied. It costs 300 coins for an adult, and 150 coins for a senior citizen/chick.
Commuter Class offers 31 inch seats with some reading materials, only a Happyface-based magazine and the safety guide. There are 200 Commuter Class seats, and on an average, 10 seats are occupied. This leads to a total of 32 out of 230 seats occupied on the whole train. It costs 200 coins for an adult and 100 coins for a senior citizen/chick.
Frozen food is served onboard thru a separate car. A survey was conducted and it was concluded that the food, although following health regulations, is rated 2/10 by commuters. A television screen is also hung up on each car, but during the survey, the participants stated that 'the television was not switched on most of the time'.
Unlike Trainlady, Trainlady Mini charges the same fare, from wherever the commuter boards the train to wherever the commuter disembarks it. This is mainly because there are only three possible routes: Penguville Station-Happyface City, Penguville Station-Happyface Junction and Happyface Junction-Happyface City (although almost no-one uses this route due to competition).
Fares range from 200 coins to 500 coins for an adult and from 100 to 250 coins for a chick/senior citizen.
Pengolian Passport Controversy
In 2008, Trainlady Mini added a policy in which all Khanz Penguins/Pengolians wre not allowed to board with any type of fish. They were also given higher fares, with a 10% tax imposed per trip. Although the Khanz did not directly complain, penguin rights activists have complained to the government, in which Trainlady Mini was biased to the race. The policies were abolished in 2009 after a settlement was reached.
Rumors have spread in which a Khanz penguin slapped the manager of the train line. The manager has refused to comment, although the parent company, Trainlady, claims that the rumor was "false". In 2010, a retired Trainlady Mini officer claimed that management believed Pengolians would be of "substantial harm" to passengers on the line. No statement was issued in response.
Rebranding (by selling)
Trainlady Mini's business was poor due to the lack of stations and the fact that others preferred the original. Therefore, Trainlady Mini had to be sold. Eventually, there were 150 potential buyers, the biggest in the history of Antarctica.
Other buyers include Vegomo, Vachenburg, Aidi and Laboure. Most of them simply want to renovate the whole train and build more stations.
Trainlady Mini's business was poor due to the lack of stations and that the original was more convenient, speedier and cheaper. As a result, Trainlady Mini had to be sold. There were actually more than a hundred buyers, ranging from medium-sized companies to individuals seeking profits, and even to conspiracies.
Many train companies have sought to purchase Trainlady Mini, primarily to increase rolling stock and assets. One of the buyers is Antrak, who wishes to merge it with its flagship service, the Antrak Express, with fifteen stations stretching from Trans-Antarctica to northeastern Eastshield via South Pole City. If merged, the line would be stretched to Happyface City. The Eastshield Shuttle may also be merged into the new service. Antrak gave the second highest bid, only surpassed by Roman Goveruck Industries.
Klieth, a metro line operating in Inland, has considered purchasing the line and using its flagship station (in Inland of course) as a main drop-off area. Klieth has placed the fifteenth-highest bid. They also considered replacing several Trainlady Mini cars.
Lastly, workers in a department in Trainlady, the parent company, decided to completely purchase Trainlady Mini. However, their bid was quite low and they intended to actually DEMOLISH the Trainlady Mini line, selling its assets to other companies.
Many more train companies have express interest and bid for Trainlady Midi. In total, 102 train companies had placed bids.
Several airlines and ship operators have expressed interest in purchasing Trainlady Mini. The Antarctic Cargo Express planned to use Trainlady Mini as an alternative service to freight, while the Sub-Antarctic State Ferry wishes to expand on its existing operations through purchasing Trainlady Mini.
Other companies have purchased interesting bids as well. Florists Harold224 and Berman, who run the company Ivis Ltd., wanted to purchase Trainlady Mini and start a "mom-and-pop local train line". iConnect wishes to use Trainlady Mini as its own private transportation carrier. Even McDoodles expressed interest, for unknown interests as to why. In all, 36 companies placed bids.
Wealthy and famous individuals considered purchasing the line. Jolene Tan, a painter from MAI, reportedly has "a good capital" and wishes to use the train cars as an "art gallery". 24Keyser wanted to purchase Trainlady Mini for his holiday island, while Bosti, an explorer once held captive in Evil Lake, wishes to connect the train to more "unknown, dark areas of Antarctica". In all, 18 individuals placed bids.
Vegomo stated interests in purchasing Trainlady Mini. Although a car manufacturer, it considered converting the Trainlady Mini into a cargo train. Aidi also stated interests in purchasing the train line. It has experience for operating a stretch of a local metro line in Shiverpool. Vegomo and Aidi eventually merged their bid and offered the third-highest bid, after Antrak and Payoat. They decided to convert it into a cargo-cum-passenger train, and also building more stations. They were one of the seven companies that wants to move the Happyface Junction station.
The only other joint bid was between a chicken farm and a chemical processing plant, who apparently placed the fourth highest bid.
The infamous co-operate alliance for manufacturing products has also announced that they would bid for the purchase of Trainlady Mini. They claimed that 'it would like to save its members cost on delivering products', giving the hint that Trainlady Mini may become a cargo service if bought by them. They were the only alliance to place a bid, and placed the sixth highest bid.
Just before the bidding closed, a last minute bid was placed by a company known as Roman Governor Industries, which is owned by a person called Roman Governor. It was the highest and it is a potential buyer. What is intresting is that Roman Governor Industries literally started with enough money to buy out the Trainlady Mini. Started in 19th January 2010, they had no industry and it was surprising they never went bust. The government investigated bank account transfers to the company. All bank transfers were secure and never shown. This means that somebody in the Maverick bank system is sending in money to fund this company. This means that it is likely a Holyberden puppet. Both companies haven't commented. Despite this, Roman Governor Industries bid still stands.
Another company, Eldipadarian, parent company of several small tram lines in Antarctic Peninsula, wishes to rebrand Trainlady Mini as the 'Eldipadarian Peninsula Line', stretching from Shiverpool to the high mountains of the Trans-Antarctic. They intend to blow up, and I dare say blow up, the entire stretch from Pengu Town to Happyface State in one straight short. The government is investigating the manner and thus Eldipadarian chances of winning are low, but not disqualified.
Possible future bids
Due to the large amount of potential buyers, Antrak announced that it may have a joint bid for Trainlady Mini with other potential buyers Payoat, Kleith and Aidi/Vegomo. No other details are known as of now, but it seems that they would like to demolish the Happyface Junction station.