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A player riding a mine cart to Keldagrim.

Mine carts are a system of transportation often used to travel to and from the dwarven capital, Keldagrim. Players must have started The Giant Dwarf quest to use this travel method. Apart from by travelling up the River Kelda by speaking to the dwarven boatman or using the Dorgesh-Kaan - Keldagrim Train System, it is the only way to enter Keldagrim directly.

The Keldagrim Carts hub station is in the south-east corner of Keldagrim, near the blast furnace factory. From here it is possible to travel to and from all of the stations, whereas others may only may take the player directly to Keldagrim.

Mine carts are some of the dwarves' most advanced technology. Powered by the somewhat recently-discovered steam engine technology of the dwarves, the carts can travel over long underground distances very quickly. While originally designed to carry ore to and from the city, the carts are also capable of transporting dwarves and humans.

The mine cart system offers three routes to travel to places across Gielinor.

All of the travel services offered by the mine carts are free of charge. The Dorgesh-Kaan Keldagrim Train System unlocked during the Another Slice of H.A.M. quest also docks in the Keldagrim Hub and is essentially a mass-transit version of the minecarts that connects to Dorgesh-Kaan. However, it functions somewhat differently and is usually considered a separate mode of transport.

TriviaEdit

Keldagrim Carts

The Keldagrim Carts travel hub.

  • Previously, the Cart Conductors charged a small fee (100 to 150 coins, halved while wearing a Ring of Charos (a)) to travel using the mine cart system, but with the update of 9 September 2009, and the addition of the quest Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf, travelling using the mine carts has become free as a "business promotion" by the city. The transportation service to the Grand Exchange was also added with this update, accessible through the Grand Exchange trapdoor that had formerly been a subject of much debate. Previously, the White Wolf Mountain-Keldagrim route did not require completion of The Giant Dwarf.
  • Interestingly, when riding the minecart, the players' boots and weapon vanish from the "Worn Equipment" tab. When the journey is over and the player has left the cart, they reappear in the slot.
  • The Dwarves next to the carts shout "Mind the cart", which is a reference to a commonly heard sentence in the London Underground, "Mind the gap".
    No cart

    Shows no carts in Keldagrim

  • Even stranger, the player may end up in the cave wall south of the carts; by walking out, however, this problem is easily solved.
  • When two players are traveling to Keldagrim at the same time (i.e. they are both at Keldagrim already), it will appear as if the other player is gliding on air.

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