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Map window tips
 Updated on  2/19/11 by Webmaster
Which areas are not covered by my passenger network?
 Updated on  2/19/11 by Webmaster
How to build a subway
 Submitted on  2/11/11 by Webmaster
Tram tips (Signals, bridges, stations, ...)
 Updated on  8/15/09 by Webmaster
How to build two diagonal tracks?
 Submitted on  4/17/06 by Webmaster
More tips
 Updated on  4/17/06 by Webmaster
How to use powerlines?
 Updated on  4/17/06 by Webmaster
Choose signals
 Submitted on  4/17/06 by Webmaster
How to use presignals?
 Updated on  4/15/06 by Webmaster
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What is a presignal?
A train will cross a pre-signal only if the pre-signal and the following signal is green. That means that in the following example no train will enter the block in front of the station if there is a train on the destination plattform. Because of this no arriving train will block leaving trains.

When should I use presignals?
As example in front of big stations and big crossings.

I use them only in front of very big stations with a much traffic.

Example 1 (Head station)

Image: Head station with presignals (scaled image from the 128x128 imageset)

  • There is a crossing at the front of the station.
  • At this crossing three signal types are used:
    - Two-Way-Signals! (in front of the station)
    - Pre-Signal (rail for arriving trains)
    - One-Way-Signal (rail for leaving trains)
  • See "How to use stations-Tutorial" to learn more about head-stations

Example 2 (cross-station)

Image: cross-station with presignals (scaled image from the 128x128 imageset)

  • In front of the stations one-way-signals are used (because the trains are driving throught the station)

Alternatives to presignals (Choosesignals):
IMPORTANT: Overcrowed stations are not accepting goods
 Submitted on  12/10/05 by Webmaster
Keyboard combinations
 Updated on  11/6/05 by Webmaster
Stations on bridges
 Submitted on  11/6/05 by Webmaster
Simutrans window is resizeable
 Submitted on  8/24/05 by Webmaster
Nonstop waypoints
 Submitted on  6/20/05 by Webmaster
How to place bus stops?
 Updated on  4/30/05 by Webmaster
How to build a level crossing?
 Submitted on  2/28/05 by Webmaster
How can I start Simutrans in fullscreen/window mode?
 Submitted on  2/27/05 by Webmaster
How to switch off the timeline? (More vehicles in depot)
 Submitted on  2/26/05 by Webmaster
Cheat! How to increase the starting capital
 Submitted on  2/26/05 by Webmaster
How to play Simutrans with mp3 music?
 Submitted on  12/30/04 by Webmaster
Where can I see which lines are serving a stop?
 Submitted on  12/30/04 by Webmaster
How to find all vehicles which are in depots
 Updated on  11/25/04 by Webmaster
Speed limit on city roads
 Updated on  11/4/04 by Webmaster
Connect cities by rail only
 Updated on  10/31/04 by Webmaster
How to play without competitors?
 Updated on  10/31/04 by Webmaster
How to replace an engine
 Updated on  10/16/04 by Webmaster
Multi-level stations
 Submitted on  8/24/04 by Webmaster
How passengers select their route
 Submitted on  6/2/04 by Webmaster
Passengers are changing the transport vehicle
 Submitted on  6/2/04 by Webmaster
Cheat! How to continue a game if you are bankrupt?
 Submitted on  5/13/04 by Webmaster
How can I transport mail?
 Submitted on  5/13/04 by Webmaster
Ticker messages are clickable
 Submitted on  3/26/04 by Webmaster
Good categories
 Submitted on  3/15/04 by Webmaster
How to rename stations, cities, vehicles, ...
 Submitted on  3/1/04 by Webmaster
How to stop a vehicle
 Submitted on  10/23/03 by Webmaster
Zooming function
 Submitted on  10/11/03 by Webmaster
Don't combine fast engines with speed limited waggons
 Submitted on  9/30/03 by Webmaster
Extend stations with post offices (Outdated tip)
 Submitted on  9/1/03 by Webmaster
Full-Load option
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Electric engines can only drive on electified tracks
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Joining stations with gaps
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Use trains instead of busses
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Trains can have two front engines
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Where can I build signals?
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Where can I build bridges?
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Sell a convoi / Modify a convoi
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
How to found a new city
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
Scheduling trains
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
City information window / Find the destination of passengers
 Submitted on  8/23/03 by Webmaster
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