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fcsaba
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That’s not counter intuitive at all. How many times do you show up at a train station and the train just changes the platform at the last moment? This would only be relevant in some kind of really busy cargo yard. passengers are queued up at specific platforms waiting their scheduled train. If you had it change platforms at the last moment, people would be angry and everyone would miss their train.

That’s not exactly how train works. For example in my town there are 9 platforms for passanger trains. On the Budapest – Békéscsaba line there are trains every hour (same line), but there is no fixed platform for this line. On the contrary, depending on the trains stopped in the station at the moment it can go to any platform from 1 to 9. Of course, the railway company is a bit more organized than us, so they knew it at least an hour before where to direct the incoming train, so passengers certainly don’t have to wait until the last moment (or change platform in the last minute).

And it’s quite unrealistic that trains have to wait to enter the station when there are free platforms. Nothing like that happens in real life. And it’s really weird in Train Fever too, OpenTTD was much better in this sense. Now I have to create identical and redundant lines for every new train.

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