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Beacon Hill Tunnel & ARS 18/07/2019 at 19:01 #119488
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The manual states that:
"Trains should not enter Beacon Hill in the same direction less than 132 seconds apart. A penalty will be assessed if this is violated. ARS will delay setting routes to enforce this gap."
Note the last sentence:

ARS will delay setting routes to enforce this gap.
Unfortunately, it does not, all of the time. I will occasionally get "Minimum time between trains not met at Beacon Hill Tunnel" with ARS completely controlling the section.

Is this by design, or an ARS bug?

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Beacon Hill Tunnel & ARS 18/07/2019 at 21:07 #119490
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It's a bug: getting the delay just right is quite hard. I'll bet it was only a second or two early.

However, I'm coming to the conclusion that this is a planning headway limit and not a prohibition. So I am thinking about removing the penalty: Mantis 26090.

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Beacon Hill Tunnel & ARS 22/10/2019 at 07:16 #121252
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Having just started playing this sim, I found it rather odd that the shipped TT has trains leaving north from Kowloon Tong closer than 132 seconds apart. The only way to actually obey the 132 second limit would seem to be to hold the train at the station until it’s slightly late; surely that’s not intended?
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