The points system is the main currency in SCR and was introduced in The Big Update. It is mainly used to buy new trains, but can be also used to buy new routes.
How to Get Points
Here are some basic ways to get points.
Driving is the easiest way to get points, as you get 5 points for every station you stop at, and arriving at the terminus gives you 10, However, overshooting the platform (passing the signal light) will get you a lower amount of points.
Dispatching trains is a secondary way to earn points. You can only dispatch trains if you are a dispatcher. You get one point for each train you dispatch, but breaking the rules may demote you.
Although riding trains may seem like a waste of time, if you ever notice, you actually get one point for each station you stop at.