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TRAIN SIM WORLD 2 – HARLEM LINE OUT NOW!

“Big Apple” commuter railroading at its best awaits you with Train Sim World 2’s new and action-packed Metro-North Harlem Line route!
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Now’s the time to climb aboard and take the controls of classic and modern “EMU” (electric multiple unit) trains on one of America’s busiest commuter railroads, with the new Train Sim World 2 Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains route!
Train Sim World 2’s latest route delivers all the experiences, challenges, and hustle and bustle of Metro-North Commuter Railroad’s famed Harlem Line and features two magnificently re-created EMUs – Metro-North’s veteran M3A and modern M7A electrics.
Let’s take a look at what awaits you with the new Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains route:

The Route

As created for Train Sim World 2, the Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains route extends from New York City to North White Plains, New York. Electrified via third-rail D. C. power, the multi-track line begins at the Big Apple’s legendary and historic Grand Central Terminal, then passes through the Park Avenue Tunnel and atop the Park Avenue Viaduct to Harlem 125th Street Station. Once past 125th Street, the route crosses the towering “DB” moveable bridge over the Harlem River to reach Mott Haven (milepost 5.4) in the Bronx. Between GCT and Mott Haven, Metro-North’s busy Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines all share common trackage. At Mott Haven, the MNCR Hudson Line diverges (the Train Sim World 2 route also include a short stretch of the Hudson Line extending to Yankees 153rd Street Station). Running largely in open air but below the surrounding street level, the four-track route extends through the Bronx with key station stops such as Fordham and the popular Bronx Botanical Gardens. At Woodlawn Junction (milepost 11.8), the Metro-North Harlem and New Haven lines separate, and the Harlem Line (which typically ranges from two to four tracks) begins a journey, much of it along the Bronx River, through a patchwork of urban and suburban territory to White Plains (milepost 22.4) and North White Plains (milepost 23.9), host to a large staging and servicing yard.

The Trains

The new Train Sim World 2 Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains features and authentically brings to life two generations of Metro-North electric-multiple-unit (EMU) trains, the venerable Budd-constructed M3A and modern Bombardier-built M7A.
In the early 1980s, as part of an ongoing equipment renewal process, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) acquired for use on Metro-North lines 142 8000-series, silver-and-blue-clad M3As built by the Budd Company. The M3A were constructed in married pairs and train lengths on the busy Harlem Line are typically up to eight cars in length. While the M3As will eventually be replaced by MNCR’s newest M9 cars, the veteran M3As are expected to remain in service for some time. Today’s workhorse EMU on the Harlem Line is the flat-faced, blue-and-silver Bombardier M7A. Eighty-five feet in length and with a capacity of up to 110 passengers per car, the M7As are equipped with 265-horsepower traction motors on each axle of their four axles. A total of 336 M7As entered MNCR service between 2004 and 2006. Also configured in married pairs and authorized for 80 mph operations on MNCR, the M7As serve both the Harlem and Hudson lines.

The Experience

Whether you wish to climb aboard and take the realistic controls of an M3A or M7A, ride as a passenger, explore or foot, or simply enjoy some train-watching, the new Train Sim World 2 Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains route is guaranteed to deliver a captivating and enjoyable experience. The new route offers three informative and interactive training tutorials, five challenging scenarios, and more than 260 timetables services which re-create commuter express, semi-express, local, and terminal operations on the line! And you’ll enjoy, too, a search for collectibles and discover special activities.
Train Sim World 2: Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series XJS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Epic Games Store, and Steam!
Now available, the Train Sim World 2 Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains route begins at the bumper posts of New York City’s historic Grand Central Terminal, then threads its way through the bustling and vibrant urban and suburban areas north and east of the Big Apple to North White Plains, New York. At Grand Central Terminal, a Metro-North M3A has made its arrival at the famous and always bustling terminal.
The new Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains route for Train Sim World 2 brings to life dynamic and action-packed Metro-North commuter railroading. In a pair of scenes (above and below), veteran Budd-build M3A EMU (electric-multiple-unit) trains glide along the multi-track main line, operating with the power supplied by the line’s D. C. third rail.
  The Train Sim World 2 Harlem Line includes Metro-North’s busy commuter artery from Grand Central Terminal to North White Plains, New York, and also features a section of the MNCR Hudson Line extending from Mott Haven to Yankees 153rd Street Station. On a snowy day when, alas, no baseball is being played, a set of M7As board passengers at 153rd Street.
With the Park Avenue Tunnel standing in the distance, Metro-North outbound and inbound trains pass near 100th Avenue in New York City. The new Train Sim World 2 route includes training tutorials, five scenarios, and a mix of express, semi-express, and local commuter runs that are brought to challenging life in more than 260 timetables services.
In a passenger’s eye view, trains converge at historic Harlem’s 125th Street Station (above). The M3A and M7A equipment featured with the new Harlem Line offer fully detailed and realistic operating cabs and passenger car interiors. Near the Harlem station is one of the route’s most noted landmarks, the towering “DB” moveable bridge spanning the Harlem River (below).
On its path from the Big Apple to the suburbs of Westchester County, New York, the Harlem Line makes its way through the Bronx on trackage shared with Metro-North’s New Haven Line. The route through the Bronx serves busy stations, including the stop at Botanical Gardens (home to the famed Bronx Zoo) and Fordham, always busy with commuters traveling to and from nearby Fordham University.
The northern terminus of the Train Sim World 2 Harlem Line is North White Plains, New York, where Metro-North EMUs of two generations – the venerable M3A and modern M7A – meet. Both the Budd-built M3A and Bombardier-built M7A are included with the new route.
Bold in its silver and blue livery, a set of Metro-North M7A EMUs swing through the Bronx. Alive with ever-busy commuter railroading, the new Train Sim World 2: Harlem Line: Grand Central Terminal – North White Plains is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series XJS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Epic Games Store, and Steam! Railfan TV's JD and Matt will be celebrating the launch. Watch live on Twitch or YouTube at 20:00 UTC tonight (17th March).
To assist fellow members of the Train Sim World community, members of our Ambassador program & beta team have compiled some incredible information about the signalling and safety systems that feature on Harlem Line, these aids will help you with navigating and understanding these unique systems, and keep to the busy timetable.
Trainsimulatordriver has uploaded a fantastic video onto his channel explaining the signalling and safety systems, his concise explanations really help you understand what it all means and help you get started. Find out more!
If you prefer to view a written guide, Beta Tester Cornelius Vanderbilt has detailed the cab signals in this comprehensive document. Find out more!
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TRAIN SIM WORLD 2 – HARLEM LINE OUT NOW!