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Train InformationEdit

When you reach level 5, your first train will arrive at the Train Station. You can have a total of 3 trains. Train 2 and 3 will arrive when you reach the required level and purchase them with coins. Trains can have between 3 and 5 carts, and the time for them to return increases as you level up.

Train No. Level
1 5 Free - -
2 14 1000
3 25 14000

Train StationEdit

You can can see how long the train will take to return and change skins by tapping a train's engine.

Train timings

Using Township Cash for TrainsEdit

It is not recommended to use Cash to fill carts because it is costly if you are missing a lot of the items. It is better to spend the Cash speeding up the production of items in factories than to use cash to fill carts directly.

Instead, you can also spend up to 9 cash to return trains immediately, which is less expensive. You can speed trains to complete Regatta tasks sooner and to get construction materials if you are a few short. The cost is less when the travel time is lower as shown on the Speed Up page.

Train SkinsEdit

You can see more information on the Skins page. To change a train station skin, tap on the top-left button in the train station or tap the train engine and choose "change skin".

Train Return Time & UpgradesEdit

The max travel time for trains is 5 hours, but it can be reduced with upgrades at the Academy of Industry.

  • Trains are upgraded separately, and it is recommended that you upgrade them to level 21 as soon as possible.
  • At level 21, train travel times are reduced by 50% and take between 2h7m to 2h30m to return.
  • Try to keep train levels similar. If your 1st train is at level 10 then keep the others at level 10 as well. It is easier if trains have similar travel times, so they return around the same time.
Train Level Time Reduced Least Time Most Time
1 -0% 4h 5h
3 -5% 3h48m 4h45m
5 -10% 3h36m 4h30m
7 -15% 3h24m 4h15m
9 -20% 3h12m 4h
11 -25% 3h 3h45m
13 -30% 2h48m 3h30m
15 -35% 2h36m 3h15m
17 -40% 2h24m 3h
19 -45% 2h12m 2h45m
21 -50% 2h7m 2h30m

Train RewardsEdit

Send trains loaded with goods to return with rewards. You will gain XP for loading goods, but no coins. Trains bring materials for community buildings, materials to upgrade your barn, tools for land expansions and unlocking islands, and tools for digging in the mine.
For Buildings For Expansions For the Barn Mining Tools

Obtaining Building MaterialsEdit

There are many ways to obtain more building materials:

  • Sending trains loaded with goods.
  • Complete zoo tasks.
  • Sending fully-loaded airplanes. The mystery chest rewards random material(s).
  • Sending off ships with ingots has a chance to bring back chests that give random rewards.
  • Opening the daily treasure chest found in the islands gives a random reward.
  • Opening chests at the House of Luck gives random rewards.
  • Treasure chests found in the mine give random rewards.
  • Participating in weekly Regatta and events for random rewards.
  • Opening hot air balloons in Townships. Your first balloon of the day is free, and subsequently they cost 3 Tcash to open. The balloon cycle resets at 3 a.m. EST.
  • Cash chests in the mine offer random rewards, but cost 3 Tcash to open.
  • Special crates with discounted tools and materials for Tcash often appear in the City Market.
  • You can always use Tcash to buy any remaining materials you need if you do not want to collect them in other ways.

Load CouponsEdit

Load coupons are occasionally offered as event rewards. With a load coupon you can fill any train cart, plane crate or zoo request, including those of friends who needs help. The option will appear as long as you have load coupons available. Sometimes during special events you can spend Cash1 to fill another's players' train cart.

Using a Coupon for a Train Cart Filling a Railcar Using 1- T-cash

(During Helping Hands Event)

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Helping Hands Order

Train Tips for MaterialsEdit

The trains follow an algorithm for bringing back random materials. More common materials like glass/bricks/slabs arrive more frequently than rare materials like barn tools. Sometimes the algorithm can perform poorly which results in you receiving the wrong materials. There are things you can do to help prevent/fix this problem.

Have Only One Incomplete Building at a Time Edit

Building more than one community building/zoo enclosure at a time can confuse the train algorithm. Therefore, it is recommended to only have one community building or zoo enclosure waiting for required materials. Houses and factories are not a problem because they do not require construction materials. If you already have more than one built, then try to finish one at a time until they are all done before building another.

You might want to focus on community buildings instead of zoo enclosures because they help unlock your factories and fields. Zoo enclosures are just decorations now.

Sell Excess MaterialsEdit

Having too many of 1 type of material can result in getting too many of the same material. It is best to sell materials if you have too many of one type. Find the lowest amount needed to finish a community building or barn upgrade and sell the excess materials/tools down to 1 below what is required to complete the building or upgrade. Avoid selling barn upgrade materials as they are more rare.

Example: You have 70 glass, 20 bricks, and 20 slabs, and you need 40 glass, 40 bricks and 40 slabs to finish the lowest level community building.

Sell glass down to 39 (1 below the required amount), so bricks and slabs will come more often on trains. The train has better odds of bringing you what you need when all materials/tools are below the required amount for completing a building or upgrade. Keep repeating this until you have 39-40 bricks, slabs and glass, and hopefully the next train will bring the remaining 1-3 items to complete your building!

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