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Gasolene
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What you’re referring to is a level junction or diamond junction or flat junction.  This is not needed nor should it be implemented.  I’ll explain…

In real life, those kind of crossings are generally considered a nuisance and require trains to travel very slow over them, there’s no good reason to use them.  You may see these on light rail or trams, not major heavy rail commuter lines.  Train fever does not include the correct type of signal and the complexity of that signal would frustrate most people. e.g. the NYC subway avoids these types of crossovers as they create more headaches than solutions – there few spaces they remain are a headache in rush hour.

A merge is considered a more simpler and safer.  This is where on line merges with the second before diverging.  This type intersection can be achieved with basic path signals included in TF.

Most people complaining about missing diamond crossovers have no idea how complex the signalling would be.

  • This reply was modified 9 years, 5 months ago by Gasolene.
  • This reply was modified 9 years, 5 months ago by Gasolene.