What does ‘A train is passing through’ mean in Stardew Valley?

Nikhil Bahuguna
Player near a train passing in Stardew Valley

You might be wondering what the message ‘A train is passing through Stardew Valley’ means in the game, so here’s everything you need to know about this event.

Stardew Valley update 1.6 is now live for millions of fans worldwide to enjoy, introducing a ton of exciting new content and gameplay improvements. Of course, the bulk of the story remains the same and throughout your journey, you’ll have plenty of events to attend.

A message can pop up on your game’s screen around certain areas like the Railroad, alerting you about a ‘train passing through Stardew Valley.’ If you’re confused as to what this means, here’s everything you need to know about this event.

Player near a train in Stardew Valley
Trains can drop plenty of items for you to add to your inventory in Stardew Valley.

Stardew Valley: ‘A train is passing through’ message explained

In Stardew Valley, the message ‘A train is passing through’ lets you know that a train is about to cross through the Railroad. While the passing trains don’t serve any purpose in the main story, you can stand near them to loot items.

What to do when the train passes through Stardew Valley?

The carts on the train with their tops open drop several items for you to grab. So if you receive the message, you should quickly make your way to the train and secure some quick loot.

However, make sure not to stand too close to the train as it can inflict some serious damage on you.

When do trains pass in Stardew Valley?

Trains in Stardew Valley can pass any day from 9 AM to 6 PM. They don’t have a set schedule, so you can expect them to pass randomly in the game. However, the message ‘A train is passing through’ will notify you ahead of time if you’re near the Railroad area and a few other areas.

Why isn’t the train dropping anything in Stardew Valley?

While the train in Stardew Valley drops items like Stone, Coal, Iron Core, Wood, and more randomly, many in the community have reported that the drops can depend on your luck. Check the Fortune Teller on your TV to see how lucky you’ll be on any day, and you can use certain items like Spacial Charm and Lucky ring to buff your luck as well.

So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about Stardew Valley’s ‘A train is passing through’ message. For more content on the game, be sure to check these:

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