I know, I keep adding ideas.
Small mixed goods passenger station.
I know this goes against the games principal of separate goods and passenger stations. …… But. …. What if you could have a mixed goods and passenger station for the early years only, where at a predetermined date (or age) the station must either be made a goods or passenger station.
Another option would be to have goods on one side (one track) and passengers on the other. This would add complications to the game.
Currently goods and passengers are separated and it is too easy to just make another separate and completely independent line for goods, so the slower goods trains do not slow the passenger service.