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Transit tubes are the primary components of a Tube System to rapidly transport Duplicants from place to place within your colony. Tubes can only be entered with a Transit Tube Access and completely shield a Duplicant from whatever hazards the tube is run through whilst the Duplicant is inside. Like Heavi-Watt Wires, Transit Tubes cannot cross tiles, but a Transit Tube Crossing may be used in place of a tile.
Transit tubes require additional space to make a turn and cannot make a U-Turn.
- Transit tubes are faster than most other items in the game, excluding Fire Poles being used downward.
- While the tubes do protect Duplicants from harm, they are made of Plastic themselves, and are susceptible to its low melting point. Use caution with tubes around high heat.
- The tubes are likely a reference to the transit tubes seen in many media sources including Futurama's New New York, the "tube system" in the children's show Odd Squad, The Jetsons' pneumatic tubes. The idea behind this form of transportation has been around since the late 1700s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_railway