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US Passenger Bundle - Acela® Arrival!

Continuing from the exciting US freight-focused article, we thought we would take a look at what's to come for the American passenger content arriving in Train Sim World 3 on February 21st. So, join us as we pick up the pace and some passengers along the way!
Arriving on Train Sim World 3 on the 21st of February are loads of awesome new American Add-Ons. In addition to the US freight Add-Ons we showed you in yesterday's preview article- check it out here - we have plenty to get Railfans of American passenger trains excited. A brand-new route out of the Big Apple, Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton; America's fastest train, Amtrak's Acela®; and an update to a fan favourite route, Northeast Corridor: Boston – Providence. Oh, and if you're looking to bolster your U.S. passenger collection, we have a great-value bundle to grab all these in one fell swoop.
So, without further ado, let's board Amtrak’s Acela®, explore the Northeast Corridor, and see what makes the United States' premier High-speed train so popular with Railfans!

Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton

In addition to Amtrak's Acela®, we are also treating U.S. passenger fans to a brand-new route Add-On! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the inner city mainline as you ride and operate commuter trains out of New York City, exploring the New Jersey suburbs as you travel Southeast on the famous Northeast Corridor at the controls of NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak® passenger equipment, with Train Sim World 3: Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton!
Serve the East Coast as you learn the 58-mile (94 km) route between the city that never sleeps and the New Jersey suburbs. Enjoy non-stop action, as premier electric traction is brought to life in an exhilarating immersive experience This newly-built route features sixteen stations, including the line between New Brunswick and Trenton Transit Center, where the Acela® really stretches its legs! Take charge and race through on express Amtrak services, powered by the stalwart ACS-64, and sprint between the cities with Amfleet® cars in-tow, giving you a taste of retro-tech from the cosy confines of the ex-Metroliner® cab car.
If fast-paced express services aren’t to your preference, fear not! Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton also features the powerful NJ TRANSIT ALP-46. It makes short work of the dense passenger services between Trenton and New York Penn Station, coupled with its multi-level design equipment and striking cab car hundreds of commuters race across the suburbs on a daily basis.
To represent both the constant flow of local commuter trains and the quicker non-stop express Amtrak services, we have included a total of 289 services, 5 Scenarios, and an extensive 24-hour Timetable for you to enjoy, within the aforementioned 289 services we have also included 45 services for Amtrak's Acela®. So not only can you drive New York-bound express services but you can also do so in America's fastest train!
With a total of 289 total playable services fro you to enjoy on release, they are broken down as follows- (SSY = Sunnyside Yard):
Amtrak (total 123 services)
  • Amtrak Northeast Regionals: 37
  • Amtrak Keystones: 21
  • Amtrak Silver Meteor: 2
  • Amtrak Vermonter: 2
  • Amtrak Crescent: 2
  • Amtrak Pennsylvanian: 2
  • Amtrak Silver Star: 2
  • Amtrak Carolinian: 2
  • Amtrak Cardinal: 2
  • Amtrak Palmetto: 2
  • Amtrak Deadheads to/from SSY: 49
NJT services (total 121 services)
  • NJT Including but not limited to service types 31XX, 37XX, 38XX, 39XX and deadheads not visiting SSY: 82
  • NJT Deadheads to/from SSY: 39
Amtrak's Acela services (total 45 services)
  • Amtrak Acela: 32
  • Amtrak Acela Deadheads to/from SSY: 13
All players including those on Xbox One and Playstation 4 will receive the full timetable
This busy route requires detailed, modern signalling to ensure it runs smoothly, Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton includes the Pulse Code Cab Signaling System, which ensures everything runs on time. Want to know a bit more about this detailed signalling system check out this month's Roadmap Here.
Train Sim World 3: Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton will be available to purchase as a Route Add-on from February 21st for £29.99/€35.99/$39.99 or can be pre-ordered on Steam now as part of the Train Sim World 3: US Passenger Bundle (details further down).
If you would like to know a little more about what it's like to drive the ALP-46, Sam from We Are Railfans interviews an NJ TRANSIT veteran with over 40 years of experience in diesel traction, including the powerful ALP-46! Check out the We Are Railfans podcast here.
Like the look of Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton, but haven’t got started with Train Sim World 3 yet?
Why not grab the Train Sim World 3: New York Starter pack, which features the exciting new Northeast Corridor: New York – Trenton and Training Center. This will be available on Feb 21st and is the perfect place to get started if you are new to Train Sim World 3!

Amtrak's Acela®

Blasting onto Train Sim World 3 is Amtrak's Acela®, held in high regard by both the American Railfan community and commuters alike. Amtrak’s Flagship High-speed unit offers Train Sim World 3 players the freedom to power up America's fastest train from the comfort of their own living room and explore the Northeast corridor at speeds previously unimaginable. You will be able to Operate the Acela® across 3 Scenarios and timetabled services in an upgraded version of the Boston Sprinter: Boston - Providence, and additional timetabled services in the brand-new Northeast Corridor: New York - Trenton Route Add-On (more on Boston Sprinter below).
With its sleek streamlined design, the futuristic Acela® has been serving commuters on the North-East Coast of the United States for over 20 years. Sections of the line allow it to reach speeds of up to 150mph, which have dramatically reduced the overall journey time of its counterparts., combine this with its luxurious Business Class and First Class accommodations, and café car that is available for all passengers to enjoy, and it's no wonder it can effectively compete with internal flights of a similar nature, carrying thousands of passengers every day.
A total of 20 Acela® trainsets were built in the early 00s, featuring a design reminiscent of the famous TGV. It is clear that its heavily derived design was inspired by the European High-speed trains that Amtrak tested throughout its network in the late ’90s, coupled with Amtrak's striking Phase V grey and blue livery it looks like a bullet as it races to its destinations across the Northeast Corridor.
Amtrak's Acela® will be available to purchase as a locomotives Add-on from February 21st for £14.99/€17.99/$22.99 or can be pre-ordered on Steam now as part of the Train Sim World 3: US Passenger Bundle (details further down).

Northeast Corridor: Boston - Providence

Fans of American passenger trains will be familiar with the previously released Northeast Corridor: Boston - Providence route Add-on. Volumetric skies and changeable weather conditions are part of the improvements made with the upgraded version of this busy route, as well as a complete overhaul of the routes signalling. This comes free for Train Sim World 3 players that own the route as Train Sim World Compatible content will receive an update prior to the 21st.
Train Sim World 2 players that own this route can gain the upgraded version for free when purchasing any Train Sim World 3 Bundle or Starter Pack.
The route facilitates long-distance passengers on Northeast Regional services between the state capitals of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. From modern suburbia to the sprawling countryside, experience the fastest rail line in America from the cab of the modern Amtrak ACS-64 or climb aboard the eye-catching MBTA F40PH-3C, operating commuter services between each suburban hub along the way, as well as on the quaint Stoughton branch.
Northeast Corridor: Boston - Providence (Upgraded) will be available as an individual route Add-on from February 21st for £24.99/€29.99/$29.99, or can be pre-ordered on Steam now as part of the Train Sim World 3: US Passenger Bundle (details further down).
Both of these routes and US Freight trains are covered in two separate Bundles for new and existing players to enjoy.

US Passenger Bundle – Available for Pre-order on Steam!

Get Northeast Corridor: New York - Trenton, Northeast Corridor: Boston - Providence (Upgraded), Amtrak's Acela® and Training Center with Train Sim World 3: US Passenger Bundle, available for £49.99/€59.99/$59.99. Pre-order now on Steam and get 10% discount, find out more here!
You can find out more about all the exciting new American content coming to Train Sim World 3 here!
Fancying even more busy commuter trains? Take a look at some other U.S. Train Sim World Compatible Add-ons.
Train Sim World 3 players that want even more American passenger trains to operate can look back through the Train Sim World Compatible back catalogue and purchase additional route and locomotive Add-ons. Here’s a selection of Add-Ons that give you the freedom to explore some of New York’s other railroads!
  • Train Sim World Compatible: Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal - North White Plains
  • Train Sim World Compatible: Long Island Rail Road: New York - Hicksville
  • Train Sim World Compatible: LIRR M3 EMU Loco Add-On
Join the Railfan TV team for a Preview Stream covering both US Freight and Passenger content on Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook next Monday (Monday 20th February) at 19:00 UTC (1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm EST / 20:00 CET).
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US Passenger Bundle - Acela® Arrival!