In this tutorial you can learn how you can use busses, trains and ships to transport passengers.
Only very experienced players should try to start a game with passenger transports. Passenger and mail transport systems are only profitable if you build large networks. It is a good idea to tranport coal at the start of a new game.
In Simutrans passengers have destinations. With a small transport network you cannot serve many destinations. If your transport network is growing, you can serve more destinations and can transport more passengers. That means, that you cannot earn money with two or three busses. You have to build a transport network to earn money.
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Make use of fact that passengers can switch vehicles on their route to the destination and that you get paid for each hop.
Best paying goods among all are passengers. But it is difficult to setup network big enough to attract enough of them. Only very experienced players should try to start just with passengers, most players will rather setup profiting goods service and use income to expend passenger transport.
Number of passengers willing to use your service increases as you cover more destinations.
Author: Written by T. Kubes (edited by Markus Weber)
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In this part of the tutorial you have learned how to build a passenger transport network. Now you should be able to transport passengers.
In the following parts of this tutorial you can learn the details about transporting passengers. As example each bus stop covers 7x7 tiles.
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