Report for the Community #52

Greetings dear Comrades of the Soviet Republic. How wonderful it is that we can enjoy air-conditioning in our cars and public transport as the rising temperatures outside make the travel less and less comfortable. It did not use to be so convenient back in time in vehicles made by soviets, but the republics in our game can exist long enough to get the latest technology or at least enjoy improvements compared to the earliest days of the game. The previous content update brought you some game changing mechanics but this upcoming one will be more about improvements and broadly desired additions as there are some similarities in infrastructure we use for underground, that allow us to bring some solutions into other areas too.

You may already know that underground is using different rail tracks. And we have another set of rail vehicles in the game that usually drive on different tracks in real life compared to trains. We are talking about trams. We are going to change the way how trams operate by introducing new types of tracks dedicated for them. But first we want to introduce a new tram depo, which will not connect to railroad network but to tram rail network instead.

We want also to introduce special tram tracks allowing trams and cars using the same road as in real life. You will be able to connect these tracks to railroad network similarly to connection between road and airport and you will be able to operate trams without signals as they will work similarly to trolleybuses while traveling on dedicated tracks. The intervals between them will be set in end stations and they will pick the direction automatically based on the road. Of course, you will be able to build these roads using Construction offices without need of Railroad Construction office, but the build stages will be different compared to normal roads.

As you can see, we added new type of roads dedicated to trams. There will be an asphalt version of the tram road which will be driveable for other vehicles too and then there will be a concrete block version of the road which will be tram exclusive. You will be able to save quite a bit of space using the new types of roads, but you will still be able to utilize standard rail tracks for trams if you wish or just to keep what you already have. Additionally, we added a concrete block road for vehicles too as many players wanted this, giving them another option for travel without need of building expensive asphalt roads.

We hope you like these new roads. In the end trams should become more viable for players and all the infrastructure should be more realistic. The main improvement will be that you can save space with the new tracks, and you will not need to use railroad signals to manage your trams as they will work like trolleybuses while driving on dedicated tracks automatically picking the right direction and able to drive after one another. Of course, to plan and build the new network will be a different task for those who play the game, and we are looking forward for some amazing builds in future. Until then stay safe, be healthy and enjoy your life and gaming.

Thank You for Your Support

3Division Team

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