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Line Management

Line Management

Line Management provides information and controls to manage Lines (routes and minimum quantity of goods & passengers required by a Convoy to proceed) for a Convoy or multiple Convoys with the same route.
Lines consist of Stops where vehicles pick-up and drop-off goods & passengers (water-transport vehicles may use any square of water in the catchment area of a dock) and waypoints (used to direct vehicles if more than one option is possible or provide interim destination points).
Click on network-icon at top of game-view or press [w] to open Line Management, which can be re-sized (click on down-arrow in titlebar to return to original size).
The left hand side of Line Management lists existing Lines (to scroll list: use slider-bar on right of list), which can be filtered by transport type, click on a index-tab above list to select:
All: lists Lines for all vehicles.
Train: lists Lines for all railroad vehicles.
Monorail: lists Lines for all Monrail/maglev vehicles.
Tram: lists Lines for all trams.
Truck: lists Lines for all road vehicles.
Ship: lists Lines for all water transport vehicles.
Air: lists Lines for all aircraft.
Colour of name of Line that appears in List indicates following:
white - no vehicle assigned to Line
yellow - not operational, not generating profit or loss
black - making profit
blue - has obsolete vehicles
red - line making loss
Under the list of existing Lines are option-buttons for managing Lines.
Click on a Line in list to select (highlights name) and see information about Stops, income, and Convoys on selected Line.
If details about Stops or Convoys are only partially visible then re-size Line Management or use slider-bars to scroll information.
The option-buttons, on the left, include (click to select):
New Line:option opens controls to define a Schedule (a route and minimum quantity of goods and passengers required by a Convoy to proceed) for a new Line .
Add as many Stops or waypoints required, set Wait For levels as required, then close Schedule Controls to create new Line (click x in top-left-hand corner of controls or use keyboard). The new Line will be assigned a number and listed in Line Management.
{Tips: Select transport type using index-tab before creating new line. Vehicles do not pick-up or drop-off goods & passengers at waypoints.}
Update Line: opens controls to alter and manage the existing Schedule (route and minimum quantity of goods and passengers required by a Convoy to proceed) of a Line. Changes will affect vehicles on line, once Schedule Controls have been closed (click x in top-left-hand corner).
Click on a Line name in list to select (highlights name) then click on option-button to open Schedule Controls.
Delete Line: deletes the selected Line (a route and minimum quantity of goods and passengers required by a Convoy to proceed).
Click on Line name in list to select (highlights name), then click on option-button to remove. No further confirmation will be required.
When a Line is selected, the Stops are shown on bottom-left of Line Management. Click on a Stop listed to open its Stop Information.
Items listed for each Stop include:
status-colour-bar: colours indicate operation of Stop with regards to how overcrowded it is. The status-colour-bar is also used in Station List and Stop Information and is the same colour displayed in the colour-bar above a Stop in game-display:
- yellow: not in service.
- green: no improvemments required.
- orange: improvements possible.
- red: improvements recommended.
{Tips: Use [!] to toggle colour-bar above Stop in game-view.}
name that has been assigned to Stop.
number of Stop (Stops are numbered if option is selected in simuconf.tab).
vehicle icon(s) indicate which types of vehicles can use Stop (also used in Stop Information and Station List). Icons include: bus (for road passenger vehicles), truck (for road goods vehicles), train, boat and airplane. Trams can be indicated by a bus-icon or a train-icon depending on type of station.
freight icon(s) indicate which items (passengers, goods and mail) a Stop can handle (also used in Stop Information and Station List).
{Tips: adding appropriate extensions can change the category of items a Stop can handle. Post offices can be added to Stops to enable handling of mail}.
waiting details of different goods and passengers.
On the right of Line Management information on a graph, a name-box and a Convoy list is shown for a selected Line.
Click on Line name in list to select (highlights name). Click on option-buttons to toggle information, about selected Line and the vehicles assigned to it, on graph (the x-axis is time in months):
- Free Capacity - amount of spare space in vehicle(s) for goods & passengers.
- Travelled - amount of goods and passengers that used Line.
- Proceeds - amount of income generated by vehicles.
- Operation Costs - cost incurred by vehicles when in transit.
- Profit - income generated less costs incurred (Proceeds less Operational Costs).
- Convoys - number of Convoys assigned to Line.
To rename Line: Click on Line name in list to select (highlights name), then click on name-box (under graph options, above listed Convoys) and type new name.
When a Line is selected (click on Line name in list to highlight), the Convoys assigned to Line are listed below the graph.
At the top of the list of vehicles: the total number of Convoys assigned to Line; income (proceeds less operation costs), capacity, and current quantity of goods and passengers carried (% of full capacity in brackets) of all Convoys on Line is shown.
Click on a item listed to see more information about that Convoy (use slider-bar to scroll list).
Items listed for each Convoy include:
name that has been assigned (by default this is make of first vehicle unit purchased or assembled for Convoy).
income shows profit (income generated less operation costs).
Line: shows the name of Line assigned to Convoy and indicates if it is in a depot.
graphics show the compostion and the current level of items on board.

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