I have a problem transporting the goods from the factory to the town. I order the truck to go to the truck station after collecting all the goods from the factory but nothing happens.

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    Does the town accept goods? If you click on the station it should say what it wants/can provide.
    – Nick T
    Dec 12, 2011 at 1:39

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The station has to accept goods:

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To do that it has to have enough commercial town buildings within its catchment area (it doesn't matter that the whole town has enough, the individual buildings must be near the station!) to generate a full demand of goods.

This Small Office Building, for example, only provides one eighth of a goods need. enter image description here

While this Highrise Commercial building provides one half (four eighths). enter image description here

There has to be enough buildings of this nature within a station's catchment area for the total goods demand to be at least one whole.

These buildings appear much more frequently in larger towns and cities, and tend to be clustered near the centre of the town - and again, your station must have them within it's catchment area for this to work.

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    It's risky to build an individual station this way in medium/smaller towns because it's very, very likely that your Goods-needing building will be replaced with something else as the town grows. (The growth will make a more permanent need more likely, though)
    – Xkeeper
    Dec 13, 2011 at 20:21
  • good to know the exact breakdown of commercial buildings/goods
    – l I
    Dec 13, 2011 at 22:23

The receiving station must first accept goods. Not all town accepts goods until they are of sufficient population, and your station typically must be in a good location. Being in the fringes of a town is usually not enough for a station to accept goods, try placing a station closer to the 'downtown' area.

  • Ensure you use the station catchment area toggle, and watch the 'accepted cargo' as you move the blueprint around town.
    – Neon1024
    Dec 12, 2011 at 13:42
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    You can also glue a truck depot to a large airport, which has a much larger spread. Using one of them to cover a majority of a town will usually get you close to accepting Goods, and definitely will if you do it at a large town/city.
    – Xkeeper
    Dec 12, 2011 at 23:11

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