i use speed limits a lot, mostly so i can have my trains running at the same exact speed, for exemple when doing mixed freight/passengers traffic railways (also in case of japanese train set, or other, that offers various max speeds of freight wagon, speed limits are ideal on busy networks in my opinion).
i do use the automate timetabling with most of my trains (freight and passengers), so they happen to run a bit late, which is fine but i thought it could help in a few cases if a train is able to catch back its lateness.
So ignoring speedlimit would allow a train that became late to speed up and maybe reduce it s lateness, and so impacting less the other trains sharing the automated timetable.
i can see it might be a problem for the automated timetabling though, so the "runs where the speedlimit is ignored" should probably be ignored by the automate, in order to not reactualize the "travel time" with the train that is late and ignore speedlimits.
It s not really giving more slack time (in my case, i would use it only if train are running late, but some might indeed use it to gain additionnal slack time)
I could also greatly appreciate that feature in the case i use a fixed timetable, sometimes things happens on the way (accidents, trafficjams) and some trains get late and then have a hard time getting back on time because the slack time is actually very short but enough when nothing big happen.
about the fact that train realise only at certain point if it s late is perfectly fine, after all if it wasnt late before i don t want it to speed up, only once it s late.
and i understand that this feature would require the use of a lot of waypoints orders to not create too much disparity with the timetable (and that s why my ideal is only to allow a few more kilometer per hour, because that would also reduce the chance that the late train now catch up another train in front of him on the tracks, which is on time and so respecting the general speed limit, and must then stop because getting too near, well it will happen but with allowing just a few more kmh it will limit the probability this happens)
edit : and i would totally understand also if that feature "wish" do not even reach the bottom of your to do list
it may indeed be too much of a corner case use
This would probably have to be only enabled when timetable automation is off, it may have strange effects with auto-separation as well.
It sounds like it would need quite a bit of careful user-tuning to get the right result.
If the train is late due to congestion, removing the speed limit probably won't help much, indeed if it does catch up to the train in front it could worsen the congestion if the train is slow to accelerate.
(Really, having trains slow down to match the train in front would be more satisfactory than having to micro-manage speed limits).
A feature request; it may be best to apply under the zoning.
At any rate, is it possible to show a range radius from an airport? I know there's the virtual ruler on the Landscaping toolbar. I'm looking for something similar that could be attached to the airport tool. It might be a toggle between catchment area and range.
This would be most helpful in the early game, where aircraft ranges are fairly short (160-256 tiles). The range setting could maybe be controlled in Settings.
This sounds like it could be plausibly done in a similar way to the station catchment (window open) mode in the zoning toolbar.
Is timetabling also the reason some of my TGVs choose to run at 124 km/h on specific lines? If I manually stop (or brake) them and then restart they accelerate to full speed...
Can you post a savegame where this occurs? I will take a look at it.
Bug in v29.3.
When I mouseover an industry, the info window does not appear at all. It's really annoying!
I did look for a setting but couldn't find one. Just upgraded from 29.0 where it worked fine.
It may be worth checking the setting for when to show tooltips (hover, right click, etc.).
I would like to request a feature where you can add a specific slack time to all travel times, say +x days to all travel time. Or even better a percent, like +50% of the travel time rounded up or something like that. I ask this because i find it tedious to add 1 or 2 days to each travel time after the timetable is set or am i missing some easier way to do this? If anyone knows of an easier way, ignore this request and please point me to that. Thanks.
I don't think that there is a way to do this at present.
Adding a constant number of days sounds like it could be difficult to manage, presumably this value would vary significantly depending on vehicle type, length of route, cargo type, etc.
A fixed percentage extra sounds a bit more manageable. Is this something you would intend to set per vehicle/orders, per company, per company and vehicle type, ...?