Man In Transport Tycoon Waits For Train

John Man, a travelling civilian living in the world of Transport Tycoon, has been waiting for his train to arrive for more than three weeks.

“It’s a little frustrating,” he said, “because I don’t even know where it goes, let alone when it will leave. Sometimes I wonder why I am even here at all.”

Like many people in his town, Man was glad when Godot Transport built a train station nearby. “I once tried to leave home in my car,” he said, “but then I remembered that cars don’t exist. Anywhere. So I just stand around, waiting.”

Though the service offered by Godot Transport has undeniable problems, it was the first company to establish itself in the universe and has proved much more trustworthy and reassuring than all subsequent competitors. “From my vantage point at Godot station,” said Man, “I can clearly see the other companies raising and lowering acres of ground for no reason and building train lines that barely even make sense. They don’t understand what it’s all for. At least, not the way Godot Transport does.”

We spoke to Bob Guy who works in the local Steel Mill. “We produce steel,” he said. “We produce it in this mill. We take the iron ore and coal off the train and whip up some steel with our mill techniques and then pile up the steel for when the other train arrives. I can never leave.”

Man says that although waiting for the train has been frustrating, he is sure that it will come eventually and when it does, all his problems will be solved. “Well, the company clearly has some type of magic power,” he said. “I saw them build a depot the size of a small house, and the next day a twelve-carriage steam train just rolled right out of it, like magic. That doesn’t even make sense.”

Man is committed to using trains because he much prefers the safe, linear routes they offer compared to the unsafe, meandering methods typical of other modes of transport. “Sometimes I’ve thought about catching the bus, but it’s such a risk,” he said. “Every month there’s another story about a bus getting destroyed when some train just crashes straight into it at a level crossing, or a plane that tried for months to land at a busy airport but just crashed instead. Death means nothing to Godot transport.”

We spoke to Sally McNally, who works at Godot Headquarters. “We were all excited when the new MagLev trains came out,” she said. “But then we realised we would have to go through and replace every single bit of track individually. This will never end.”

Now that there is a train station, Man says it makes more sense for him to wait for a train there, rather than waiting for it somewhere else. “Trains definitely go somewhere,” he said. “That is what I want to do.”

2 thoughts on “Man In Transport Tycoon Waits For Train

  • June 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    What next I wonder….. John Man, a caretaker??

  • January 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    As a TT fan, this is the funniest thing I’ve ever read on the game XD.

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