Last Updated: 2020-09-01
Welcome to the Minecart Rapid Transit (MRT) Minecraft Server!
We are a tight-knit community of transit enthusiasts who love to build modern towns and cities, and the transportation networks that connect them together. On the server, you will find everything from rural towns to towering metropolises, grand train stations and expansive airports, and much more. Also on many weekends, you can find our members self-organizing and participating in special events on the server, including sports competitions and game shows.
The MRT was started in 2012 by our owner, Frumple, who originally intended the server to be a short-lived experiment to test his MRT Station v4.1 design, posted on his YouTube channel. The design was a fully-automated minecart station built purely using redstone and vanilla in-game mechanics within Minecraft. With the unexpected popularity of the server and the growth of our community, Frumple designed a version 5.0 of the MRT Station, which is now used to build MRT lines on our current world, known as the New World. While these stations are fully functional and you can ride them to get around, nowadays they are not traveled on very often and they are mainly used as central landmarks for members to build their towns and cities. Be sure to check out our Dynmap to see all of our cities and MRT lines.
The MRT is a vanilla, greylisted, freebuild creative mode server.
“Vanilla” means you only need the official Minecraft client to connect to our server and you don’t need to install any client-side mods. Please make sure you are using a Minecraft client that matches the current version of our server. You can see the version in the top-right corner of our website.
“Greylisted” means that you can initially join the server as a Guest to explore the cities and ride the MRT lines, but you will not be able to build or modify blocks. To obtain building privileges, you can apply for membership on our How to Join page.
“Freebuild” means unlike some other creative servers, we do not use any sort of plot system and land is generally available on a first-come, first-server basis. However, please note that we do have several rules and restrictions as to what can be built and where, the most notable of which is that you are not allowed to build in another town or within 300 blocks of another town unless you have permission from that town’s mayor.
Once you have been accepted as a member, you can ask a staff member in-game for access to our private Discord and Mumble servers, as well as create an account and start making edits on our wiki. You can also start constructing your own buildings, found your own town, and work to achieve higher player ranks for additional perks and privileges.
Ready to join our server? Continue on to our How to Join page.