Convert rail
Manual Tutorials

Basic tutorial:

Setting up a bus service
Setting up a train service
Setting up a plane service

Advanced railway tutorial:

Two Platforms
Two Tracks
Basic Network

In game tutorial:

In-game tutorial
In-depth Instructions

Railway construction:
Building tracks
Building stations
Building depots
Placing signals
Buying & selling trains
Converting railways
Road construction:
Building roads
Building stations and loading bays
Building depots
Buying & selling road vehicles
Waterways construction:
Building docks
Building depots
Placing buoys
Buying & selling ships
Building locks and canals
Airport construction:
Building airports
Buying & selling aircraft
General construction:
Building bridges
Working with vehicles:
Setting vehicle orders
Refitting vehicles
Replacing vehicles
Grouping vehicles


Convert rail

To select which type of railway to convert to, click and hold the railway build button in the main menu.

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After selecting an option, one of the following toolbars will appear:

Electrified Railway construction toolbar.

Monorail construction toolbar.

Maglev construction toolbar.

The /File/en/Manual/Convert rail.png convert rail button will activate a drag-and-drop tool that allows you to convert one type of rail to another (rail -> monorail -> maglev -> rail). This tool can be used on rail, depots, Bridges, tunnels, Stations and Waypoints.

Mixed railtypes

Mixed railtypes

Diagonal tracks

In OpenTTD there can be only one type of track on each tile (except the normal railway and electrified railway) so it is possible that you have to rebuild your railways first if you would like to mix the type of your close diagonal railway lines.

too close to mix the railtypes

separate tiles for different railtypes


See Also