How is the price for goods and passengers calculated?

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  • #5023
    Morat
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    What determines how much you earn for carrying goods and passengers? Is it based on the distance travelled, time taken or some combination of both? Is there a difference between goods and freight?

    I’m having a hard time working out whether it’s ¬†better to be transporting longer distances or to have shorter but more frequent journeys.

    #5080
    Mansen
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    I don’t know if there’s more to it but distance travelled is certainly taken into account – In fact you’ll want to take advantage of that for industry. Never sell your goods or raw materials to a nearby industry if you can reach one further away.

    This is where the high train maintenance costs really come into play – Making short lines is a great way to turn an otherwise profitable route into a money sink. The (large) amount of stuff moved back and forth is just done too cheap to earn you any profits.

    #5111
    Stonelouse
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    but it seems to be the actual distance between industries, not the distance that your train travels. i connected two nearby industries, where one was high upon a hill via a rather long line that wriggled down the hill and i was loosing a lot of money on that.

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