So that’s what I figured. I’ll play a game up to year 2015 on HARD difficulty and will post my progress each decade.
With your help and comments I can improve it and people who have problems on hard difficulty can take some advice from this thread and improve their creations.
I started a game on USA DLC, sorry, forgot to get the seed, maybe i’ll try to get it later on.
First 10 years i spent on building some City-City connections via Bus lines. Also a little Oil line to get some extra cash going, but this one is not looking like it’s going to grow until I start delivering goods as well.
First train is out and working. I’ve connected North Las Vegas (which already has well prospering bus connections within the 5-town ring) with Berkley. Both towns got a shuttle line connecting Train Stations to residential/commercial areas. (3 buses each – around 2 min turnover).
Train line total cost – around 900K (the train alone was 470K). It’s still bringing some losses, but I’m certain that it will start paying for itself properly within next 2-3 years. (Considering doubling up with extra tracks and another train).
Losses on one of the bus routes are a result of vehicle replacements. Has to be done.