The Train Ride is one of the activities you can do in TrainStation. Train Ride is a mini-game where you collect gold, resources and XP.
It is accessed through the Local Trains section of the Trains menu.
During the game, you have the opportunity to collect Gold (for passenger and mail trains) or resources (for cargo trains). You can also collect experience points .
Every 85 you collect gives you a whistle that you can use to bring an Express Train to your station. (Lowered from 100 as part of the June 9, 2011 Game Update.
You also complete the Train Spotter series of achievements here.
Resources and experience will periodically pop-up during the minigame. You don't have to keep the train focused on the screen, they'll pop up related to your view, though they'll stay related to the train after "spawning".
The resources will pop-up on sets of two / pick-ups (worth 10 or 3 each) and one pick-up. The pick-up will rise by 1 with every consecutive collected, up to a maximum of 9 (indicated by ) followed by a final pickup worth 5 experience, totalling 10 pick-up sets. Possessing the Royal Tower will duplicate your experience, material and gold collected during the train ride. Now you can get a maximum of 13/14 and a final pickup of 9 xps.
|type||amount||amount with Royal Tower|
|/||10 x 2 x 10 = 200||400|
|10 x 2 x 3 = 60 materials||120|
You can't click on the "Train Ride" button during the last 10 seconds before arriving at Loading Docks, Town or your own station.
When you are at a Train Ride, and your train is arriving in 2 seconds, the screen will automaticly switch to the place where your train is arriving.
Added as part of the March 24, 2011 Game Update.