Turning a profit in a Rise of Industry is largely going to depend on your ability to set up effective trade routes. You’ll want to establish trade routes using several different modes of transport. Here’s how to use trains in Rise of Industry for that purpose, as we’re aware the process can be a little tricky to get to grips with.
The actual process of setting up train routes in Rise of Industry is proving to be a bit of a headache for some players. Here, we’ve compiled some tips that form a bit of a checklist, just to make sure you’ve got everything in order before trying to activate your train network.
How to Use Trains in Rise of Industry
The key is to make sure your train stations are definitely connected (both the input and the output). You’ll need to ensure the angle of the tracks never exceeds a 45-degree angle.
Once you have your tracks in place, go to trade routes (top right-hand corner) and select add route > train. Now, set the first station as the pick up and the second as the drop-off stop.
Note that you’ll need to actually assign the materials or resources that you want your trains to actually pick up and drop off. This can be accessed from the same menu. For example, canned fish is under “end products.”
It’s then a case of dragging those up to the first train (terminal 1) for each wagon.
You’ll notice these are in green now, which represents loading. For the actual stop-off point (terminal 2), you’ll need to make sure that whatever resource your loading on one end is being selected as unloading on the other, which is represented in red.
Now, assign the desired number of trains to populate your train route and click the play button to initiate.
That should help you better understand how to use trains in Rise of Industry, if only on a basic level. Of course, it gets more complicated than one straight track to another, we’re aware, but this is a basic guide of how to get them working if you’re struggling. For more guides on the game, be sure to search Twinfinite.