Train Simulator: Hamburg - Hanover route add-on

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Customer notes

Requires the base game Train Simulator 2014 on Steam in order to play.


The route from Hamburg to Hanover in Germany is one of the most important railway lines in Lower Saxony, running from the state capital of Hanover to Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg, and now you can take control of your own high speed passenger train on this arterial route in Train Simulator. 

The main section of the route from Celle to Harburg opened on 1 May 1847. Nineteen years later, the line reached Hamburg, and by 1906 was open to Hanoverian station, today known as Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. 

In the early 1970s, a number of trials took place to assess the line’s capability for high speed running at 200km/h. The trials proved to be a success and later that decade, a 78km (48 mile) section from Langenhagen to Uelzen was relaid to accommodate high speed trains, with the rest of the route upgraded by the end of the 1980s. Today, the 153km (95 mile) lines sees a busy mix of high speed and commuter passenger trains alongside regional and international freight trains.

From the major transport hub of Hamburg, the route runs south through Harburg, Lüneburg, Uelzen and Celle. Landmarks along the route include the Metronom Depot at Uelzen, one of the company’s main maintenance depots for its commuter trains, Hamburg Docks and Hanover Flughafen’s underground station. 

South of Hamburg is also Maschen Marshalling Yard, Europe’s largest such facility and the second largest freight yard in the World. Covering an area of 280 hectares, the yard is around seven kilometres long and has a total track length of 300km, handling up to 11,000 goods wagons each day. 

The line is probably most well-known for its record breaking feat – on 13 August 1980, locomotive 120 002 set a new world speed record of 231km/h for rotary current locomotives between Celle and Uelzen. 

The Hamburg-Hanover route for Train Simulator is an accurate depiction of north Germany’s most important railway line, passing through spectacular scenery, unique stations and major freight depots. Enjoy this stunning route with the included DB ICE 2, DB Class 101 and DBAG Class 294. Scenarios

Eight scenarios for the route:

  • An ICE Cool Morning 

  • Lower Saxony Regional Stopper 

  • Southbound InterCity Express 

  • Northbound Celle Intermodal 

  • Veddel Southbound Freight 

  • Diesel Dock Duties 

  • Night Freight Challenge 

  • Vans from Vinnhorst

Key features:

  • 153km (95 mile) route from Hamburg to Hanover 

  • Maschen Marshalling Yard, Uelzen Metronom Depot, Hanover Flughaven Station, Hanover Nordstadt Bahnhof and Hamburg Docks 

  • DB ICE 2, DB Class 101 and DBAG Class 294 

  • Scenarios for the route 

  • Quick Drive compatible 

  • Download size: 1,600mb

Customer reviews


Well detailed throughout route, lots of trains, great DLC

HopelessHyena | July 15, 2015 | See all HopelessHyena's reviews »

A good diverse route, offering everything from high speed passenger to freight services. This route has something for everyone. Included are three locomotives - admittedly they are fairly standard locos which any German rail enthusiast should already own, but regardless they provide a good selection of AI traffic during Quick Drive or one of the scenarios. No expense has been spared in recreating the magnificent cities along with their landmark stations, but furthermore the countryside is far from sparse, and unlike other DTG addons; it does not purely consist of 2D pine trees. You still feel you are in the heart of a working environment well away from the built up areas. In some sections the speed limit is high, meaning you can get some real speed up. The optional ICE-T addon is a perfect complement to this route, but is not necessary for a great experience. There are few drawbacks to this route. It is fairly long, and you'll often go a while without seeing another train, but that's to be expected. Generally the scenery is dense, the selection of trains running (by default) provides variety, the stations are nicely recreated. This is probably the best German route available and certainly the biggest bang for your buck.


Industrial Germany

vipe_1 | Dec. 12, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »

As someone who has visited Germany, and ridden the ICE and other transportation offered there, the Train Simulator: Hamburg - Hanover route add-on is an interest to me. Included in this pack is the mentioned route, scenarios and ICE and DB trains. The route itself is very nice, and a little different than some other content. You'll visit large cities, but then immediately after be put into rolling German countryside. It's a very nice visual route with plenty of stops and things to do. The included locomotives and cars are nice as well and perfectly capable of racing along the route or pulling large freight trains. The scenarios are fun and reasonably difficult. Some will occupy a lot of your time. From what is here, this area of Europe is well represented and looks great in-game. I recommend this DLC to all European prototype fans.