Dovetail Games have announced the opening of a new train line for Train Sim World 2, letting you hop on a train from London St Pancras and nip down to Faversham in Kent. The Southeastern High Speed DLC will be pulling into digital stores on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 4th February.
Dovetail give a little background on the route:
The Chatham Main Line dates back to the 1860s, and has since its inception provided a link between the Medway towns and London. However, the call for faster journey times was answered in 2009, when Southeastern commenced operating domestic high-speed services on the newly built High Speed 1 route. For the past decade, services have been racing from the nation’s capital to Ebbsfleet, from where they join the classic lines and serve Gravesend, Medway and beyond.
You’ll be hopping into the cabin of teh BR Class 395 EMU, covered in 10th anniversary branding from 2019 or the #Trainbow variant which celebrates Pride. You’ll have to lean the TVM430 signalling system on the HS1, keep an eye out for more traditional signals from regular lines, and handle the power changeover at Ebbsfleet.
Since it runs alongside the regular commuter train traffic, there will also be the BR Class 375 EMU in a classic dark blue livery for you to drive.
All of this feeds into the rest of Train Sim World 2, letting you drive trains, ride as a passenger, take on route tasks, or just sit there and watch trains drive past. You can customise everything with a scenario planner and liver designer.
Our Train Sim World 2 review saw Gareth enjoying some of the steps forward over the original, but hoping for more of the long-promised features:
Going forward, I’m hoping that Train Sim World 2 can serve as a platform that Dovetail can continue to expand on, not just in terms of routes and trains, but features that fans have been looking forward to for years. If you’re new to the series, or train simming in general, this really is the most accessible and best way to start.
Source: press release