Trade Station

In some areas traffic is just too heavy for standard trading platforms, and then a larger model is often used and the huge numbers of ships coming through can equate to a much larger flow of credits through these stations. But with increased traffic comes increased risks of attack, and designers used the opportunity to add many additional armaments to the design, helping to enforce peaceful conduct in commercial systems, and several tractor beams to catch the occasional pilot who feels he can run without paying his bill.