Hello, mayors! What’s new in your city? I hope that you work on the quality of life of your citizens, as well as that you carefully allocate the budget so that each segment of your city is in line with the expectations of your citizens. Today we will talk about one of the most important details of your city. It’s transportation – transportation is key to making your city meaningful because, without transport connectivity, your citizens won’t be able to go from one destination to another.
It is also important to coordinate transport so that citizens spend as little time as possible on travel, for example from work to home. Read on, and you will learn how to deal with building a bus station and how to build and delete bus lines.
Cities: Skylines was released in 2015 and continues to maintain its fame with popularity on Steam and PS4, and Xbox One. The goal of this simulation is to become a mayor who will fulfill the wishes of his citizens. In addition, you need to pay attention to building city infrastructure, preserving the environment, raising the quality of health, and enabling citizens to achieve personal and professional development.
Ultimate Guide to Bus Lines
Buses can be a real refreshment for your city. In this guide, you will learn how to build bus stations properly and how your city can benefit from them. Also, players are often confused about how to edit bus stations, more precisely, how to delete existing bus lines. So, let’s start with the guide.
As in real life, in your simulation city, you need to pay attention to your city being connected by city lines; the better the connection of parts of your city, the higher the quality of life in it. Simple as that.
Want to know why it’s good to have buses in your city? Here are some good reasons:
- It is very cheap to build bus stations, so it is expected that your city budget will be able to afford it.
- In addition, by setting up bus lines in your city, you make traffic jams easier because there won’t be many cars, which means there won’t be as many traffic jams.
- Buses will be ideal when it comes to medium distances, and if you still want to connect your city at a slightly greater distance a better option would be to build train stations or metro stations.
- What is also great about building bus stations is that buses run on ordinary roads, so you do not need to build special rails for them, and you can also adjust the maximum number of passengers who can get on the bus, which will speed up traffic.
- But try to keep bus depots from residences because they generate noise pollution.
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Stages of Building Bus Lines
- You must first determine the starting point, ie the route must be accessible from both sides in order to be able to close the loop.
- After that you have to start setting bus stops in the direction of your bus route. Hidden tip: the longer your bus route is,you need to have fewer bus stops to reduce the travel time of your citizens.
- That’s all you need to do. Sit back and watch the buses come to your bus stops and gather passengers.
After you have built the bus stations, you have to watch how your buses work, how many people are waiting for the buses, and how many are in the buses. Also, pay attention to which bus stops do not serve your purpose and remove them so as not to hold traffic and slow down the bus driving time from one point to another.
Also, the purpose of bus stations in Cities: Skylines is to contain in one place the starting point for the departure of buses on different routes. For example, let’s say your citizens have to change routes while traveling by bus. The ideal and fastest place for this is going to the bus station. You can place a bus station near the central railway station or metro so that your citizens can choose the means of transport that will take them to their desired destination the fastest.
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How to Delete Bus Lines?
What often confuses Cities: Skylines players who decide to build bus stations is how to delete them if they want to get them out of their city. Well, it’s very easy, and now we’ll explain how.
Let’s say you built a bus line and you don’t like where you put it, right-click on the same bus line you want to delete. When you do this, the bus route will return to the bus stop you set before, and this one will be deleted.
If, on the other hand, you have built an entire bus line and want to delete it entirely because it does not belong to the city for some reason, you can also do that easily. Firstly, click on the “Transport” tab located below and select the bus icon.
After that, you have to scroll down all the way until you find the “Bus Line” tool. After that, hover over the “unwanted” bus stop with your mouse and then right-click on it. This is how you will successfully delete unwanted bus stops or whole bus lines; as you can see, it’s really simple.
As we have already said, you have to take care of all the bus lines in your city to know if you need to delete any of them. You can easily check this; select the “Info Views” option located in the top left corner. Then choose “Transport” and click on the magnifying glass icon where you will see all existing bus stations. Find the bus line that interests you and read all the information about it, which will give you a better estimate of whether or not you need to delete it from your transport infrastructure.
How to Delete Bus Lines on Xbox One?
As you can guess, it’s a little different to delete an already created bus line on the Xbox One console. First you have to choose an existing bus line, as if you are going to make a new bus stop. Then move the blue circle over that bus line until “press a or drag line to add stop” appears. After this step press x, and a to delete the bus line you previously selected.
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Today we talked about transportation in Cities: Skylines. All players of this popular simulation where the task is to build a city with all the details – houses for citizens, industrial and commercial zone, and other facilities that will complement the quality of life of your citizens.
It is also essential that these same citizens have the opportunity to travel around the city, if possible, quickly and efficiently. Various types of city connections, railway stations, metros, or bus stations are used for that. Bus lines, for example, are for medium distances, and for longer distances you can build train stations. When bus lines are built, you have to learn to maintain them, so check them often. How many people use them, and how long will it take to get from one route to another.
Remember, bus lines are ideal for reducing city congestion as they reduce the concentration of cars in the city. In this article, we have described in detail how to build bus lines, how to fit them into your city, and how to delete them if you realize that your city may not need them. Plus, if you’re playing Cities: Skylines on the Xbox One console, you might find helpful tips on how to clear bus lines here; it’s a little bit different from the PC version. We hope this guide on the bus line will help you, good luck in building the most modern city.