....and they just announced A-Train 9!http://www.a-trainhx.com/index.html
I love this game series. In spite of what I've read on this board it really does simulate the Japanese rail conglomerate business model - that is, after the rail system over there was privatised the government put a cap on how much profit the new rail companies could make. Thus they were forced to diversify their business into other areas. As a result food chains, shopping malls and housing projects became subsidiaries of the rail companies. In some cases whole commuter towns grew up around a single, main-line station.
This is pretty much what the A-Train series has been simulating. For sure, the Western releases have been badly let down by lack of support and little or no promotion. Non one knew what they were supposed to be doing and confused it with Transport Tycoon or Sim City.
It deserves A LOT more respect over here than it has so far been granted, imo. Hopefully this new version will go some way to address that issue.