Is there a way to tell a train to which depot it "belongs"?

Because it frequently happens to me, that my trains leave their normal route and head to depots on some other tracks (probably they just happen to be closer than the normal depot at the time when my train decides to need repairs).
Then it often happens that two trains get stuck somehow.

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When giving trains orders, you can make it 'go to' a depot just as you might tell it to pass through waypoints and stations. By default 'always go' is selected, which means the train is forced to undergo servicing whenever it reaches that point in the list of orders. By changing the condition on the right, you can make sure that the trains only use the depot when needed.

By doing this you essentially take over responsibility for the train's maintenance - the train will not use any other depot and only use the assigned depot when the order is reached. See: https://wiki.openttd.org/en/Manual/Servicing for more information

  • great, thanks for the screenshot. this helps a lot!
    – Peter
    Mar 22, 2012 at 10:24
  • Does this mean it won't go to other depots? Mar 22, 2012 at 13:44
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    @Nacho If the information on the wiki is accurate, then yes, it'll not use any other depot Mar 22, 2012 at 13:49

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