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Experience one of Europe’s busiest freight and commuter railways, from the cab of some of Germany’s most iconic electric locomotives, with Hauptstrecke Hamburg – Lübeck, coming soon to Train Sim World 2.
Opened in 1865, Hauptstrecke Hamburg – Lübeck has been Germany's gateway to Denmark for over 150 years. Connecting Hamburg’s North seaport to the Baltic seaport at Lübeck, this route is understandably home to plenty of heavy freight traffic. Combined with passenger trains covering local, regional and regional express services, it makes for a busy and diverse timetable. Represented in this upcoming route are all stations between Hamburg Hauptbahnhof and Lübeck Hauptbahnhof.
The DB BR 112 which features this exciting new route has an eclectic mix of services for you to immerse yourself in a comprehensive 24-hour mixed-traffic timetable, this also includes push-pull trains using the Doppelstock coaches & cab car. Additional freight duties are covered by The MRCE ES 64 U2, it comes in the eye-catching MRCE Black livery.
Over the coming weeks, we will be showing off plenty of Hauptstrecke Hamburg – Lübeck screenshots and videos. Make sure you don't miss anything by following @trainsimworld on Twitter and Facebook.
In the meantime here are few shots to give you a taste of what you have to look forward to.
The MRCE ES 64 U2 ‘Taurus’ is a new generation high-performance electric locomotive built by Siemens between 2000 and 2008, and part of the second generation of EuroSprinter locomotives built by the company. This loco is just leaving the freight yard at Lübeck with a train of Habbiins wagons.
The driver of this DB BR 112 is patiently waiting to be given a green signal to proceed at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. With the completion of the railway between Hamburg and Lübeck, the town of Ahrensburg became a popular destination for outings from Hamburg. This lead to the town's population steadily increasing to approximately 31000 people who live there today.
Built during the era of unification between East and West Germany, the DB BR 112 was introduced to facilitate 120+ km/h running due to its top speed of 160 km/h. Up until its introduction, Deutsche Reichsbahn’s fleet of locomotives had been restricted to 120 km/h. With its rather boxy design, the DB BR 112 is an icon of German railways and was the first locomotive class to be used by both the Deutsche Reichsbahn and the Deutsche Bundesbahn.
Bound for Hamburg Hauptbahnhof this train is one of many that will stop or pass through the station each day. Home to Europe's third-largest port and Germany's gateway to the North sea it's no wonder Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is Germany's busiest railway station and the second-busiest in Europe.
Bargteheide station features something rather unique, a crossing with a working gate right in the middle of the platform. This rather unconventional design is there to ensure passengers have safe passage to the east-bound platform, as neither a bridge nor underpass have been constructed.
Join Matt and J.D on Railfan TV tonight as they take a first look at Hauptstrecke Hamburg – Lübeck. Watch live on Twitch, Steam or YouTube 29 April at 8PM UTC.
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Train Sim World
Mass Mixed Traffic