So I was viewing a video on Cathcart circle to get an idea of what the upcoming line would look like (). And I couldn't help but feel slightly anxious whilst looking at how busy Glasgow Central looked. An array of Scottish main lines and WCML traffic that is not present in the game yet. This is one of the major unavoidable downgrades of the TSW-verse. DTG creating singular route experiences that are limited in their overall length. Fast forward to the Rush-hour announcement, and we learn that London-Brighton will not be merged with ECW. Although in the same physical location and some aspects of that forward thinking there, it will not be present. No additional work on route merging right now. I'm having a hard-time imaginging Clapham Junction simulated to its full capacity (both due to missing stock and performance reasons) So at present, we are stuck with a sim that : a) Forcibly gives us some of these stunted experiences b) Gives us no option to modify or improve upon them c) Effectively makes us install the same assets twice My biggest concern down the line... is should DTG decide to work on this feature, we will be at a point within the sim that it would be irreversibly too complex for DTG to consider the necessary work to implement this feature on existing routes. When each route is effectively a self-contained game its own right, how would DTG solve the issue of different locomotive versions, different route-building techniques, different signalling, different dispatcher versions in a clean sweep. And for some existing routes, are they even geographically in the correct position to allow for an easier merge? Or are we left stuck with more TS remasters without modding tools?