The Movers and Shakers of Cities: Skylines’ Mass Transit DLC

Posted on 28 Feb 2017 by
Lee Braden

Colossal Order has announced that the new feature for Cities: Skylines will be queuing in the rain, as it’s time for Mass Transit.

Bringing in new dedicated buildings to help your citizens getting to and from work without a car and the vehicles for it you can now add in delayed buses, trains cancelled due to wrong type of daylight and even blimps (or possibly Zeppelins, there is actually a difference there). Also being added are new scenarios, landmarks and road types, which may mean bus only roads, and possibly mixed light rail and road as well.

Aside from a patch for everyone which will give some items seen in mods like traffic management, new public transport budget, emergency vehicles now able to overtake and some unspecified feature, one big feature that will be added is the ability to name roads.

Mass Transit itself gives:

  • New transit options such as Ferries, Blimps (or Zeppelins if they are rigid framed), Cable cars and Monorails.
  • New mass transit hubs to bring services together for easier travel, such as going from the underground to a bus without needing an umbrella
  • New scenarios focused on solving traffic problems and teaching you about the new items added.
  • Chirper now has new hats (No, this isn’t Team Fortress 2 here)
  • New Achievements, policies and buildings (but seriously, HATS)

Luckily Mass Transit will be on Steam soon, and more than likely won’t be delayed like the 16:51 at Wakefield Kirkgate coming from Sheffield to Leeds.

Official Press Release

STOCKHOLM – Feb. 28, 2017 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games that play fare, today announced a new expansion coming soon for Cities: Skylines, the award-winning city-builder from Colossal Order. The expansion, titled “Mass Transit,” will bring new forms of transportation to the game, allowing mayor-players to offer in-game citizens new ways to get across town by land, sea, and air. With new transit service buildings, mass transit hubs where lines can exchange passengers, new scenarios, new landmarks, and new road types, Mass Transit will provide veteran players of Cities: Skylines with more choices and options to personalize their cities than ever before.

Mass Transit will feature:

  • Sick Transit, Glorious Money: Add a wealth of new transit options to your city, and add wealth to your city’s income! Let your citizens get across town in ferries, blimps, cable cars, and monorails!
  • Orderly Hub, Bub: New mass transit hubs can bring all of your services together, letting citizens change rail lines in one building, or hop from the bus onto the ferry, or even find their way through a sprawling monorail-train-metro station.
  • Become a Roads Scholar: Explore a set of new challenge scenarios focused on solving traffic problems and adding new transit systems.  New road types, bridges and canals adds  variety to your city, and new ways to solve its challenges.  Become an expert in traffic flow, and then use that knowledge to improve your city!
  • New Hats for Chirper: NEW. HATS. FOR CHIRPER.  (and also new unique buildings, policies and achievements. But HATS!)
    Per usual, the new expansion will arrive together with a free update to the base game upon release. This free update adds mod-inspired features to traffic management, such as an extended public transport budget, emergency vehicle overtaking and more road features. The patch will also include the much-requested ability to name roads.

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