L3 (NTL)
Northern Line
诺城地铁3号线 (北方线)
Nuòchéng Dìtiě Sān Hào Xiàn (Běifāng Xiàn)
Jalur Utara
Route map
Transit type Rapid transit
System NotchRail
Termini Unbiyong
Rustboro Town
Stations 23 in operation
2 in planning
Services 3
Opened 1 January 2008
Owner Jebsten State Government
Operator(s) NotchTransit Corporation
Character Ground
Depot(s) Wiragul
Fleet H Set
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8½ in)
standard gauge
Electrification DC 1500 V third rail

The L3 Northern Line is a rapid transit line in the NotchRail network. It was formerly named the Tunnel Line (2008–2053) and was formerly coded as Line 03.

The line was constructed to Obstacle Course (then Obstacle Course Lobby) from 2005 to 2007, and was opened in 2008. After further extensions, the line now goes to Greendale, and formerly a loop service from Penrith to Penrith via Unused Station, but this was changed into the Pallet Line later.

The line was coloured an azure blue (like the City Line) from 2008 to 2011, but since it has been recoloured magenta in NotchRail maps and timetables.


After the opening of the original line from Central to The Farm (now Greenhouse), plans emerged to build a short railway line from Central to the newly opened Obstacle Course. Construction started in 2005, and was opened to Obstacle Course Lobby in 2008, with an intermediate station at the Ragequit Parkour.

Previously, Disco Club station was named Obstacle Course, so the current Obstacle Course station was named Obstacle Course Lobby, to avoid confusion. However, having two Obstacle Course stations was still too confusing, so Obstacle Course station was renamed Disco Club Back, which was renamed again in 2044 to simply Disco Club, and was renamed again in 2069 to Hall Park.

In 2016, the Notice Board station was opened. In 2053, the Tunnel Line was renamed the Northern Line, as other underground lines in the NotchRail network had opened.

In 2027, the line was extended to Penrith, introducing three new stations:

Later that year, the line was further extended to Riverside, intoducing two new stations:

After Acacia Park, the line emerges from underground starting from Penrith until it terminates at Riverside.           Unused Station was accessible ONLY from Penrith platform 4 and special services from Central.  

In 2031, Unused Station changed to Riverside platforms for the introduction of the Pallet Line and a new station opened, replacing Riverside as the terminus:

In 2046, a further extension was added

  • North Northbank
  • Greendale

In 2064 a branch line was proposed at Penrith with the following stations:

  • Keyn Plains
  • Milford
  • Bundanoon
  • Unbiyong (mid terminus)
  • Townsberry
  • Blackcraft
  • West Mount Drewitt Valley
  • Thornsby

In 2070, the aforementioned line was built with the stations:

  • Keyn Creek
  • Keyn Plains
  • Mingello
  • Bundanoon
  • Unbiyong

There were future plans to extend to Thornsby, however the extension was given its own line

In 2074, an extension to Caniswell opened with two new stations:

  • Warrayah
  • Caniswell 

Penrith Branch (PNRB)

The Penrith Branch is the Penrith to Unused Station rail link.

Services in this branch typically operate from Penrith to Unused Station and then back to Penrith, however sometimes the service may start from Central or terminate at Riverside or even both.      

This branch was changed in 2039 to become the Pallet Line. Unused Station was changed into Riverside platforms 3 and 4.

Unused Station to Central Rail Link (UCRL)

In 2039, a one way rail link was built from the PNRB to the main Northern Line after Penrith (in the direction of Central). Penrith loop services and Central services were controlled with a switch. When the PNRB became the Pallet Line in 2068, the UCRL became the PCRL (Pallet Line to Central Rail Link), with some services from Pallet Town proceeding to Central.

Opening History

  • January 1, 2008 - The first section of the line, from Central to Obstacle Course Lobby (now Obstacle Course), with 3 stations, opens.
  • October 21, 2015 - An extension to Waratah Park, with 1 new station, opens.
  • February 24, 2016 - Notice Board opens.
  • April 16, 2027 - An extension to Penrith, with 2 new stations, opens.
  • June 2, 2027 - An extension to North Penrith (now Riverside), with 2 new stations, opens.
  • February 15, 2031 - An extension to Southern Point (now Northbank), with 1 new station, opens.
  • December 14, 2046 - An extension to Greendale, with 2 new stations, opens.
  • May 30, 2070 - A branch line to Unbiyong, with 5 new stations, opens.
  • June 17, 2074 - An extension to Caniswell, with 2 new stations, opens.


Number Station Code LGA Stopping patterns Connections
1 2 3
Unbiyong – Rustboro Town
NT1WS17 Unbiyong 昂比央 UBY Unbiyong Pattern Pattern Pattern L7
NT2 Bundanoon 本特农 BDN Pattern Pattern
NT3WR18 Mingello 明继路 MGO Bargo Pattern L5
NT4WR19 Keyn Plains 基恩平原 KPN Pattern Pattern Pattern L5
NT5 Brookfield 布鲁克菲 BKF Penrith Future station
NT6 Keyn Creek 基恩溪 KCK Pattern
NT7NS8 Penrith 彭里斯 PRH Pattern Pattern Pattern L1
NT8NS6 Riverside 河边 RSE Pattern Pattern Pattern L1
NT9 River Crossing 江大桥 RCS Wiragul Pattern Pattern
NT10 Wiragul 围拉久 WGL Pattern Pattern Pattern
NT11 Springtree 春树 STE Pattern Pattern
NT12 Jebbin Hills 杰本山 JHL Plainswood Pattern Pattern
NT13 Hammonds Ridge 哈蒙兹岭 HRD Future station
NT14 Pallet Town 真新镇 PLT Pattern Pattern Pattern
NT15 East Pallet 真新镇东 EPT Pattern Pattern
NT16ES1 Plainswood 平士活 PLW Pattern Pattern Pattern L8
NT17 Darkeslia 达克斯俩 DLA Pattern Pattern
NT18 Bexley 碧士利 BEX Ryde Pattern Pattern
NT19 Earlington 厄灵顿 ELT Pattern Pattern
NT20IT4 Ryde 赖德 RYD Pattern Pattern Pattern L9
NT21IT3 North Ryde 赖德北 NRY Pattern Pattern Pattern L9
NT22 Cliffeside 克利夫赛德 CSD Pattern Pattern
NT23 Gullbyrne 高尔本 GBR Rustboro Pattern Pattern
NT24 Barriston 巴里斯顿 BST Pattern
NT25 Rustboro Town 卡那兹镇 RBO Pattern Pattern Pattern

Stopping patterns:

  1. All stops (Caniswell): Central, Notice Board, Ragequit Parkour, Obstacle Course, Waratah Park, Acacia Park, Penrith, Qwerty Park, Riverside, Northbank, North Northbank, Greendale, Warrayah, Caniswell
  2. All stops (Unbiyong): Central, Notice Board, Ragequit Parkour, Obstacle Course, Waratah Park, Acacia Park, Penrith, Keyn Creek, Keyn Plains, Mingello, Bundanoon, Unbiyong
  3. Limited stops (Caniswell): Central, Ragequit Parkour, Obstacle Course, Waratah Park, Acacia Park, Penrith, Riverside, Northbank, North Northbank, Greendale, Warrayah, Caniswell
  4. Limited stops (Unbiyong): Central, Ragequit Parkour, Obstacle Course, Waratah Park, Acacia Park, Penrith, Keyn Plains, Bundanoon, Unbiyong
  5. Express (Caniswell): Central, Waratah Park, Penrith, Riverside, Northbank, Warrayah, Caniswell
  6. Express (Unbiyong): Central, Waratah Park, Penrith, Keyn Plains, Bundanoon, Unbiyong


  • The Northern Line got its original name (Tunnel Line) from being the first underground line of the NotchRail network. The other two lines at the time did not have any underground sections at the time.