I'm building a Minecart track. In order for it to work correctly, I need the minecart to stop in the middle of the track, and the best way to do that is to use a power rail that is not receiving a redstone signal.

The problem is that the inactive power rail needs to be placed close to a powered rail, and powered rails are made active if they are within 8(?) blocks of a redstone signal.

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I want the powered rail on the stone block to be turned off.

Is there any way to do this?

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The easiest way to do this is to simply place a powered rail between two normal rails and not connect it to a power source. Normal rails do not "conduct" redstone power, so the setup in this screenshot results in the powered rail on the stone block being inactive.

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Another option for tracks at least 10 blocks long is to place 1 powered rail connected to an active redstone source and 9 powered rails not directly connected to a redstone source. The last powered rail will then be inactive.

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    In the second solution you might have to consider MC-957. Commented May 6, 2019 at 20:39

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