I tend to think that the way TSW2 scores driver performance is overly crude and simplistic, leaving out multiple variables that bear directly on safety and comfort. I suggest that for passenger services, the rate of acceleration and deceleration at station stops and signals be taken into account in order to reward smooth starts and stops. I don’t think any operator wants drivers to compromise on this aspect of the job even when behind schedule. The only adjustment necessary to make up time should be acceleration to a track speed limit in cases where timetable speed is lower than track speed for whatever reason. For freight routes, passenger comfort metrics would be replaced by fuel efficiency and engine stress. I also think that the applicable speed limit on the HUD (which I assume is used for scoring purposes) needs to account for signal speed as well as track speed, especially on German routes. A more robust scoring system would help drivers optimize their runs and create really satisfying challenges especially in bad weather and bad traffic.