- This topic has 16 replies, 15 voices, and was last updated 6 years, 4 months ago by Anonymous.
September 6, 2014 at 19:10 #5229
Not sure if this is how the game is designed but I don’t think my vehicles are spaced correctly. Line 3 shown has 2 stations and 2 trains, should the trains not be at apposite ends of the lines to give equal spacing. This isn’t my only line that works like this, I have another one that has 3 stations and 4 trains but they don’t seem to be spaced evenly. Can provide a savegame if necessarySeptember 7, 2014 at 17:03 #5659
Quick bump to see if anyone can comment on thisSeptember 7, 2014 at 20:18 #5753VaulterParticipant
Vehicle spacing doesnt even declared as feature.September 7, 2014 at 20:22 #5756LB777Participant
Yeah I have the same issue, it can get really annoying with longer lines because the 1st train will pick all the passengers at every station and then the following empty trains will just get stuck behind it.
I don’t know if this was supposed to be like that but it would definitely be great if the same system that spaces trams and buses was applied to trains.September 8, 2014 at 00:14 #5843mackintoshParticipant
There is no vehicle spacing in this game. At least I’ve never seen any in my 40 hours of playing time. You need to space them manually. It takes a lot of time and trial and error. I wish they were spaced automatically, alas, nope.September 8, 2014 at 00:54 #5855jorgenReParticipant
you can by using signals. Basically what you do is after your first station you build a signal the length away from that station you want the trains to be separated.September 8, 2014 at 00:55 #5856jwatteParticipant
There is “some” spacing. However, the “average wait time” seems to be what freight uses to determine whether to use the line or not, so even though the delivery is not evenly spaced, the customers behave as if it was.September 8, 2014 at 01:24 #5870StonelouseParticipant
problem with spacing is that loading has such an influence on it that trains bunch up behind the one loading the most and thus making it even worse in the process. if the automatic spacing was more aggressive it would work better.September 8, 2014 at 01:29 #5872AzraelParticipant
Vehicle spacing is there but only for road vehicle lines, so busses, trucks and trams.
To achieve spacing for trains you need to use the stations and signals.
Normally, without any signals, the stations build one area, which trains can reserve for themselves and the tracks in between them build one area each for them.
So to achieve spacing in a line with 2 trains and 2 stations, only 2 signals need to be added:
Station 1 _________________________ Station 2
With this setup, 2 trains should space out automatically, since the first train won’t leave the station, until the
second one has arrived at the second stationSeptember 8, 2014 at 03:20 #5891stevebParticipant
@Azrael that is very useless… I never use my track(s) for 2 trains, unless it is very very small. It is also very unrealistic, not to mention that it gets worse once you got more lines covering one piece of the track.September 8, 2014 at 05:46 #5928
I got the spacing from one of the tutorials and it was road vehicle spacing the beta tester was referring to, I just assumed that it would go across to rail as well. It would be a very handy feature
Along with Azrael, I only use single track lines for very small routes
September 8, 2014 at 12:17 #6023grimdanfangoParticipant
- This reply was modified 6 years, 4 months ago by RickD.
The time spacing definitely works on bus routes and tram routes. They don’t use it on cargo or on trains though.
I suppose as trains tend to be rather more “sensitive” to changes than road vehicles, and routes can be potentially rather more complex and specialized, perhaps they decided to disable it. I think it would be rather a good idea to have it as an option you can toggle per-line, for all types of transport. That way you can make use of it to keep a well-designed route working with a balanced timetable, and disable if for any route where an even spacing is going to cause issues.September 8, 2014 at 14:21 #6065NiqueParticipant
It should be relatively easy to implement such thing as the calculation for the frequency is already done. Divide the frequency in the amount of trains and voila.. thats the time that the second train has to wait before leaving the station.September 8, 2014 at 19:16 #6183TossiParticipant
… and no other train can use the station -.-September 8, 2014 at 19:23 #6186mrbob19Participant
According to a friend of mine that was in the beta, trains also ajusted like busses, but they changed the loading times and now it’s broken. It needs to get fixed…
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