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(Updated the section on using a train stop as a map marker, in light of .15's map markers.)
(Added initial note on train stop load balancing. Still to do: Is distance taken into account?)
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Train stops are used to denote a place for a train to stop. Every placed train stop will appear as a possible stop in the scheduling area of a [[train]]'s GUI. This can be used to create loading and unloading stations for trains.
 
Train stops are used to denote a place for a train to stop. Every placed train stop will appear as a possible stop in the scheduling area of a [[train]]'s GUI. This can be used to create loading and unloading stations for trains.
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Train stops with the same name count as the same "station", and trains will try to load balance themselves between the stops of the station. For example: Four trains are dispatched to "iron ore loading". There are two stops, both named "iron ore loading". Two trains would go to each stop. If there were two trains at one of the stops, then after the initial four trains had arrived there would be three trains at each stop.
  
 
== Other uses ==
 
== Other uses ==

Revision as of 12:39, 5 May 2017

Train stop/infobox

Train stops are used to automate item transportation by trains by providing nameable locations for trains to travel to.

Mechanics

Train stops are used to denote a place for a train to stop. Every placed train stop will appear as a possible stop in the scheduling area of a train's GUI. This can be used to create loading and unloading stations for trains.

Train stops with the same name count as the same "station", and trains will try to load balance themselves between the stops of the station. For example: Four trains are dispatched to "iron ore loading". There are two stops, both named "iron ore loading". Two trains would go to each stop. If there were two trains at one of the stops, then after the initial four trains had arrived there would be three trains at each stop.

Other uses

Map Marker

Until version 0.15.0, the only way to place a map marker was to use a train stop. A section of rail would be placed, then a train stop placed on the rail and the rail removed. The name of the train stop would appear on the map. As of 0.15, you can just click in the map screen to place a marker.

History

  • 0.13.0:
    • New graphics
    • Placement indicator
    • Indicator of train position when stopped at station on hover.
  • 0.10.0:
    • Station names can now be changed.
  • 0.7.0:
    • Show the direction of incoming trains when being built.
    • Multiple train stops for each train station.
  • 0.4.1:
    • Cannot be rotated after building.

See also