I am expanding my train network to have a go with trains and I've noticed that on occasion the game makes a junction without any track connections.

Non-connecting train junction

Is this a visual glitch and trains will still use it, or will this break the pathing for trains? I believe it's caused by the junction joining at too steep an angle, but I'm not sure.

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    From my experience they can't, the trains will ignore these tracks as they lead into a dead end/ they can't even switch to those tracks. – GiantTree Jun 21 '15 at 11:25
  • Yep, it seems that it's not a visual glitch and if the rails don't actually connect the train sees it as a dead end track. – David Yell Jun 22 '15 at 8:14
  • I really wish there was a way to visualize traffic (including for rails) access. – aslum Aug 5 '15 at 14:18

I watched a few trains using this station and none made any use of this track and all ignored it.

Based on this I think it's safe to assume that this is not a visual glitch and in fact you do need to ensure that the rails are connected in order for a train to be able to find a path.

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Without assuming it's defenitely the case that no train can ever use this track because of the missing rails. Unfortunately this happens when building tracks and without looking carefully at the track you will never notice it, there is no "alerting" by the game about this.

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