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|Locale||Southern Island, City|
|Transit Type||• Suburban Rail
• Rapid transit
|Number of lines||5 (3 Heavy, 2 LRT)|
The Rigel Corporation (Rigel Corp; Chinese: 里格爾集團) is a government-sponsored railway network operator established in 2003. It's main goal is to prevent monopolies in the public transport sector, and put pressure on other railway companies to improve their services.
In 2003, the Joban Government conducted a survey on those who commonly commuted to and from Joban, an estimated 5 million trips per day.
The survey was conducted to find the mode of transport that was most lacking in development and assist it with government subsidies. The survey returned 60% being unhappy about the railroads, citing the constant delays and seemingly arbitrary fares. (See Joestu Line Stage 3)
The Joban Government decided to construct a new line to duplicate and relieve traffic on the Joestu Line between Fuka and Central. This would be handed over to the Rigel Corporation.
The Phase 2 section of Rigel Line is opened for public in 2008.
In 2011, Constructions begins.
Main article: Fuka Lightrail
In March 2021, Rigel Corp took over the operation of Fuka Lightrail due to the disband of Norslade Rail Road.
In February 2022, constructions of the Fuka Lightrail Alyburgh branch has started.