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Description

A-Train 9 V3.0: Railway Simulator isn't just a train simulator: it's an intricate city simulation game with an emphasis on the railway system. Your company is primarily a railway enterprise, but you'll also need to construct buildings, roads, factories, and many other subsidiaries to attract customers for your railways. You'll be building your fortune not just through your railway, but through your subsidiaries. Everything is interconnected: your subsidiaries will affect your railway, and vice versa.

At the beginning of the typical game of A-Train 9 V3: Railway Simulator, little or none of this infrastructure is in place. It is your job to provide that network. Use the resources and funds given to you to make a city or district "work" efficiently. Get goods to where they are needed and people to and from their work and leisure activities.

- Time & Nature
The flow of passengers will fluctuate throughout the day, and operating trains during dead periods will be disastrous for your business. A-Train 9 offers extensive control over schedules, allowing you to fine-tune each of your train routes. You must also take into account terrain and weather when it comes to growth and planning.

- Financial Management
Your balance sheet must not be in the red if you want to earn a profit. You'll need to keep track if your financial reports and use the banks and stock market to your advantage if you wish to succeed! Taxes will also come into play each year. Use savvy business and financial tactics to gain an advantage.

- Railway Costs
Time and nature affect the railway as mentioned above, but so do other elements. Tracks and trains are expensive to build and maintain, so you'll never want excess if your goal is to make a fortune. Some stations are versatile but expensive, and others are limited in their use but cheap to maintain. Each of the 10+ trains has a distinct advantage and disadvantage, so weigh your options wisely before you spend a small fortune on new trains.

- Materials
You'll need a great flow of materials, as they are required to build subsidiaries and grow your empire. Be sure your freight trains and trucks are running at peak performance, and take advantage of in-game tools to optimize your management of materials.

- Subsidiaries
Each subsidiary you control (apartments, stores, restaurants, parks, etc.) has the potential to grow the city, your railway company, and your wallet. But it's a delicate balancing act! Build too many and you'll have empty buildings and huge maintenance bills. Build too few and nobody will flock to your city, leaving your trains without passengers. Other companies will move in if your area is attractive enough; they may compete with you on a real estate level, but the people they bring will still have to use your trains.

- Road And Rail
Rail track laying, and to a lesser extent road building is your primary route to success. Connecting people with their work place and goods with areas that require expansion and growth.

- Station To Station
Stations, be they road, rail or cargo (depots) need space. A-Train Railway Simulator allows you a huge amount of choice in the stations you build. Rail stations can have up to 6 tracks, and can be stacked as often as you like. 2 stations side by side? 12 tracks - and if you develop your city huge hubs like this might be required. Depots need space, without them there is no materiel for growth. Larger depots will facilitate larger building projects - but in turn take up more space.

Sometimes you might just want to kick back and follow the train or ride in it. Using either the main display or the Picture in Picture mode this is easily achieved in game. A-train 9 V3: Railway Simulator. The choices are yours.

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