Some time ago TrainSim-Matt commented in a stream bout our opinions regarding the TSW2 User Interface. He said to wait for a while, because we would get used to the changes and appreciate them better. Now Rush Hour is mostly done, I think it is a good time to talk about the UI again. Yes, we get used to it, but that does not make it the best experience we can get. I wiil create some posts and do some suggestions to improve the UI. I want to focus on functional aspects and I will try to avoid comments about how beautiful it is or how ugly it is. This first post is about the way you start the game. It may not be the most important functions, but I try to keep the order in which you see things. Starting the game involves a number of steps, before you reach the point where you actually can select something to play. This is what I see: First you see a kind of standard load screen. For mysterious reasons you then ned to press enter. I do not see any need for this, so why not remove this requirement? You have time enough to watch this screen. There is some advertising and trademark notice, but it is better to show it one only. As a second step, you see a screen intended to post news. I think it is a relic from a long time ago. The game now has a news page, which should cover all this. We again need to press a button to move on. This screen is pointless and should be removed. I never even attempt to read the text. If there is something very important to say, a popup alert might be a solution. Now we have to watch not one but two trailers. Please tell marketing Mike he can have at the max. There should be an option to turn off showing these trailers and the amount really should be limited to one. We are not done yet. If you are unlucky you need to sign in for Dovetail Live. The step is OK, what is not OK is that the game does not remember the credentials properly. This is an old bug and should be fixed. Now finally, we see the route screen. Most of what happens before is not functional and not needed to start the game. So it either should be optional or removed here. In the next contribution I will comment on the Route Selection screen.