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TSW: Explore Rhein-Ruhr Osten!

Delve into bustling S-Bahn and freight operations with Train Sim World: Rhein-Ruhr Osten, which is available now!

Here’s 10 things to try in Train Sim World: Rhein-Ruhr Osten

I... Discover the 422

Take to the rails in the all-new DB BR 422, a modern electric multiple unit designed specifically for the S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr network. Featuring a state-of-the-art cab and spacious interior, as well as outstanding performance, there’s no better traction for transporting 1000s of passengers every day.

II... Experience the 185

Freight needs shifting between Wuppertal and Hagen, and brought in for the job is MRCE’s fleet of BR 185.5 locomotives. These powerful TRAXX locomotives are leased out to operators in need of additional horsepower, and horsepower is needed in droves for all the cargo awaiting haulage.

III... Suburban Operations

Tackle the precise timetable and get locals where they’re going by taking charge of the ever-busy S8 Line of the S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr, calling at every station between Hagen and Wuppertal via Gevelsberg. Additionally, provide shuttle services in the Wuppertal suburban area as part of both the S9 and RB48 lines.

IV... Tonnage Aplenty

Manage heavy freight trains along the main line between Hagen and Wuppertal, deliver cargo containers and keep the region running with petroleum, all while marvelling at the vast yards and unique infrastructure along this separate path from the S-Bahn line.

V... Face Unique Challenges

Not everything goes to plan on the railway, and with Rhein-Ruhr Osten’s included scenarios, you’ll be at the helm of diverted trains, battling severe weather and dealing with technical difficulties – all in a day’s work! All told, the 2 training sessions and 5 scenarios will let you see first-hand what makes the S-Bahn Rhein-Ruhr tick, and what tries to stop it...

VI... Go on a Journey

Experience over 20 hours of sequential training, scenario and timetabled operations with Rhein-Ruhr Osten’s included journey. Across 2 chapters, you’ll get involved with both the passenger and freight duties along the route, becoming familiar with both the 422 and 185 and proficient in the precise timing and accurate stopping that suburban transit demands. Once you’re done, you still have plenty to keep yourself busy, in total there are 182 timetabled services.

VII... Keep the Railway Running

It’s not all about driving trains, there’s plenty of trackside and station tasks awaiting your assistance; there’s route maps and no trespassing signs to place, electrical cabinets to fix and first aid points to restock. Either complete them as you go about your other duties, or make a point of completing all the jobs, can you find them all?

VIII... Take a Ride

Want to just take in the scenery? Step aboard the DB BR 422, find a passenger seat that takes your fancy watch out the window was the world goes by. Look out for key locations like the Schwebebahn, the varied trackside infrastructure and the iconic Hagen station building. Alternatively, get a driver’s eye view without the challenge by kicking back in the secondary seat of a BR 185.5 cab.

IX... S-Bahn Spotting

Starting from one of the many stations on the route, pick your vantage point and watch the day-to-day action unfold. Either take in the S-Bahn or freight operations on their own lines, or choose a spot closer to Wuppertal for mixed-traffic duties – if you want a bit of multi-level action, Schwelm is the station for you.

X... Cross-Compatibility

TSW: Rhein-Ruhr Osten will allow locomotives such as the DB BR 143, DB BR 155, DB BR 182 and DB BR 185.2 to swap into the freight services included with the route. Not only that, but if you own Ruhr-Sieg Nord and/or Main-Spessart Bahn, then you can enjoy additional Regional Express services that traverse the main line. All told, Rhein-Ruhr Osten can be populated with up to 246 timetabled services.
Discover the challenge of precise S-Bahn and mixed freight operations, and unlock more experiences with your existing collection, with Train Sim World: Rhein-Ruhr Osten which is available now!
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