TS20: Bustling Bavaria
Take charge of vital passenger and freight services over stunning Bavarian terrain with the famed Nuremberg & Regensburg Bahn, which comes exclusively with Train Simulator 2020!
The cities of Nuremberg and Regensburg were linked by rail as early as 1859, however, the route was unnecessarily lengthy and with traffic levels rising, the decision was made 10 years later to start exploring a newer, more direct route between them.
Eventually, a route via Neumarkt was chosen, and a single-track line was constructed in stages between 1871 and 1873, shaving some 40km off the previous journey and cementing the line’s importance as a long-distance link to Austria and Eastern Europe. One track became 2 in the 1890s, allowing for further traffic flow that didn’t interfere with oncoming services.
In order to modernise the route and prepare it for the future, the Nuremberg-Regensburg railway was electrified in 1950, and then in 2007, it was made suitable for higher-speed rolling stock. All this work has made the line essential for inter-city services, as well as turned it into a major freight corridor. The line also shares its tracks with the S2 and S3 lines of the Nuremberg S-Bahn network.
With plenty of traction every day and a diverse range of services to take on, all twinned with iconic station infrastructure and the scenic Bavarian landscape, there’s no resting on the rails of the Nuremberg & Regensburg Bahn, which you can explore with Train Simulator 2020!
Accompanying the Nuremberg & Regensburg Bahn is trifecta of modern electric traction, each offering a unique experience along this memorable line:
DB BR 440
Built in their dozens, Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of modern DB BR 440 EMUs tackle the day-to-day regional running on the Nuremberg & Regensburg Bahn.
DB BR 442
Bringing some Talent into the mix is the DB BR 442, which acts as traction on the Nuremberg S-Bahn, offering stopping services on the network’s S2 line as far as Feucht and the full S3 line to Neumarkt (Oberpf).
DB BR 185
Hauling freight is often the job of powerful electric locomotives, and the DB BR 185 is certainly no exception. You’ll be hauling mixed tonnage across Bavaria while doing battle with the elements, and keeping to time so as to not disrupt the passenger services around you.
Delve into the beauty of the Nuremberg & Regensburg Bahn, which can be yours with Train Simulator 2020!
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TS20: Bustling Bavaria