Train Sim World
Train Sim World 2020 – In Detail
Train Sim World 2020 is coming August 15th, and with it swathes of changes and improvements to how you experience life on the rails – and if you’re a new player, it’ll be a great time to dive in!
New Ways to Play – Journeys
Journeys are your new way to experience Train Sim World. Instead of completing the odd training module, scenario or timetabled service with little to no clue as to what to do next, Journeys gives you that structure to follow and progress your skills as a driver on a particular route/locomotive.
Each Journey is broken up into chapters, and each chapter is focused on a specific aspect of each route. Let’s take a look at Main-Spessart Bahn’s Journey as an example:
On the new Journeys screen, the “Continue Current Journey” button will take you to the first uncompleted training module, scenario or service, and the “Main-Spessart Bahn Journey takes us to the various chapters – in this case, there are 5.
As you can see, each chapter focuses on something unique, be that driving the DB BR 146.2, or the cab car, or banking in the BR 185.2, and in each chapter you can see a list of duties waiting to be completed. If you have already completed some of the duties, they will already be marked as complete, and you can complete these chapters and tasks in any order you wish, as well as the suggested one.
Take on New Challenges
Once you’ve started completing scenarios and timetabled services, you’ll want to know how well you did, and how you can improve.
We’ve overhauled the way scoring works in Train Sim World, with our new Action Points system, you’ll be rewarded a set amount of points for completing tasks and driving by the rules of the railway. Depending on your final score at the end of a scenario or service, you’ll be awarded with a bronze, silver or gold medal which indicates how well you undertook your duties.
The debrief screen is now bulked out with even more info, not only will there be a breakdown of your attained action points, but you will also be presented with a graph that shows you how well you performed against the various speed limits on the route – additionally, a breakdown of how on time you were, how accurate your stopping was, will also be presented to you so you can see where you’ve still to master.
With Train Sim World 2020, we’re refreshing the collection of engaging routes that are included, Rapid Transit and NEC New York shall depart and become standalone add-ons, meanwhile, the new collection shall be...
Great Western Express
Get up to speed with Great Western Express! Featuring the bustling 36 miles of Great Western Main Line between London Paddington and Reading, you’ll be whisking passengers along the Thames valley at 125mph aboard the iconic High Speed Train, getting commuters into the heart of London on the BR Class 166, and keeping Britain’s modern rail freight industry alive with the workhorse BR Class 66.
Long Island Rail Road
Go electric and discover the legendary Long Island Rail Road! The 42-mile western end of the “LIRR” carries hundreds of thousands of commuters in and out of New York City every weekday, and it’s up to you to keep on schedule while operating key services out of both New York Penn and Atlantic Terminal, via the heart of the route, Jamaica, and onwards to Hempstead and Hicksville – all achieved by the LIRR’s expansive fleet of modern M7 units.
Climb high with the Main-Spessart Bahn! This stunning 52km stretch between Aschaffenburg and Gemünden forms part of a major freight and regional passenger link in Bavaria, Germany and is one of the oldest railway lines of the land. Set before the new tunnel opened, you’ll be pulling and pushing heavy freight along the famed “Spessartrampe” with the DB BR 185.2, and taking passengers for a journey to remember from the cab of the DB BR 146.2, or the Doppelstock control car.
Step back in time with Northern Trans-Pennine! Set in the bygone and diesel-rich British Rail era of 1983, this hillside main line sees 42 miles of aging rail between the hubs of Manchester and Leeds via Huddesrfield, following the path of historic canals, with iconic traction such as the BR Class 45 and 47 on express passenger duties, and the heritage BR Class 101 filling in on local services. Time machines don’t get much more “hellfire” than this.
CSX Heavy Haul (PC Only)
Hustle freight along scenic rails with CSX Heavy Haul! Winding its way through some 50 miles of forestry, valleys and peaks, CSX’s Keystone Subdivision plays host to key coal, stack and autorack tonnage through the rugged Allegheny Mountains. The star of the show is CSX’s fleet of AC4400CW locomotives which, alongside the classic SD40-2, manages the majority of freight traffic along the grades – meanwhile, the GP38-2 gets in on the action and also serves as a switcher, preparing trains before they head out on the main.
Train Sim World 2020 will launch on August 15th, and we will have a Digital Deluxe Edition that includes our all-new USA route... Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco - San Jose!
Train Sim World’s Peninsula Corridor will be available both as a standalone route, and as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition of Train Sim World 2020 on August 15th, and we (or more specifically Gary Dolzall) will have more information (and screenshots!) to share with you in due course.
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Train Sim World
Train Sim World 2020 – In Detail