London-Faversham High Speed brings together the exhilaration of high speed trains with the more serene classic third rail lines of Kent all in one route, complete with the streamlined Southeastern Class 395.Read full description
London-Faversham High Speed brings together the exhilaration of high speed trains with the more serene classic third rail lines of Kent all in one route, complete with the streamlined Southeastern Class 395.
The newest high speed route in the UK opened fully in November 2007 with domestic commuter services beginning on the route in December 2009 from the stunning London St Pancras station into the heart of Kent.
Departing London St Pancras, the route for Train Simulator passes under the City with Class 395s reaching speeds of 140mph before stopping at Stratford International on the edge of the London 2012 Olympic Park. Speeding through the Essex countryside and under the River Thames, high speed services stop at Ebbsfleet International Station, where power switches from overhead electrification to third rail pick-up. From here, Class 395s cross onto the classic Kent lines, pausing at stations including Gravesend, Rochester and Sittingbourne, before terminating at Faversham.
The Class 395 is one of the most advanced high speed passenger trains in the UK and the fleet was built by Hitachi, famous for their Japanese bullet trains and on which the Class 395 was based. The model is capable of fast acceleration and deceleration to minimise travelling time, a feature of the bullet trains, and run on dual voltage systems for overhead and third rail pick up. The Class 395 is also unique in being able to run under TVM430 track-to-train signalling on the high speed section of the route and traditional aspect signalling on the classic section.
The Southeastern Class 395 for Train Simulator features extensive internal and external detailing, including full start-up procedure, in-cab lighting, passenger view, roof detailing with working fans, driver vigilance system, accurate overheard catenary, trackside detailing including AWS boxes and ramps, and up to the minute signalling on the classic route.
London-Faversham High Speed is an accurate depiction of a fantastic modern image UK route with stunning scenery through the Kent countryside, accurate depictions of London St Pancras Station, Ebbsfleet International Station, Rochester Castle and Cathedral, and the QEII Bridge at Dartford, and many hours of enjoyable and challenging driving.
The Class 395 is officially licensed by Southeastern and has been produced with the kind help and cooperation of Hitachi Rail Europe.
Class 395 Driver Training: Driving the Class 395
Class 395 Driver Training: TVM Signalling
There & Back Again
Full 51 mile route from London St Pancras to Faversham, including high speed OHLE from London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet, and classic third rail from Ebbsfleet to Faversham.
TVM430 signalling on high speed section with accurate overhead catenary system.
Class 395 in Southeastern blue High Speed livery, with features including extensive internal and external detailing.
Southeastern Class 375 (Quick Drive compatible)
Scenarios for the route
Quick Drive compatible
Download size: 1,400mb
Note: London-Faversham High Speed includes the Train Simulator core technology. To play London-Faversham High Speed, launch Train Simulator 2013 from your library after purchase.
The route features a very unique train, the Class 395, which cannot be purchased anywhere else, and is one of the USPs of this DLC. It's really great to drive but includes several re-purposed sound effects from previous locos. You do also get a 375 though this functions mainly as AI traffic. The scenery is fairly dense, even out in the countryside. The route is very interesting, with many complex stations - Ebbsfleet International being one of the highlights. The scenarios featured are both Career and Standard to suit everyone's tastes. Unfortunately only a small selection of scenarios are included, and none involving the 375. If you're going to buy this route, I would recommend getting the Sheerness Branch line addon too, as this provides a lot of additional interest. I have found that on lower spec PCs, this route does reduce frame rates significantly compared to a lot of other similar routes released in '13. This DLC is generally quite good and on par with the likes of the East Coast Main Line, and Great Eastern Main Line. Generally well detailed, modelled and enjoyable to drive.
The package includes the route, the 395 and four 375s altogether Southeastern livery variations. The route runs from London St Pancras to Faversham in Kent and has very little deviation off the most route bar a handful of stations aboard the particular route (Dagenham Dock, Rainham and Purfleet on the LTS line and Swanscombe and Northfleet on the North Kent line) however it will embody the Ford Motors sidings simply aboard Dagenham further as Hoo Junction Yard. The route is primarily traveler primarily based. The 395 has multiple options that sometimes aren’t seen at intervals RSC merchandise which has DSD, AWS self-test, variable speed wiper, multiple light settings and a 2 tone horn. These options area unitn’t necessary however are a pleasant addition to the train and every one over increase the realism. The in cab signalling could be a new feature not seen before at intervals the sport and it works terribly nice in property you recognize the speed you ought to be going/slowing down for further as transitions well once getting into Ebbsfleet and shift onto the a lot of British primarily based AWS. Having to change power supply is additionally a replacement feature and it works seamlessly once doing thus at Ebbsfleet to the purpose wherever if you continue running along with your mechanical device up within the rails section can|you'll|you may} not be studying any power and also the Line potential unit show will extinguish. alternative nice options embody the operating record the in cab show further because the show showing what number coaches your unit is created of (upon coupling/decoupling you ought to see the screen modification reckoning on what you did). St Pancras has been worn out all its glory and in game you'll undoubtedly tell what station it's terribly simply. alternative buildings and bridges are done well and also the route is sceneried well throughout. this is often additionally the primary route to form use of tunnel occlusion thus once exploitation TSX effects the tunnels area unit dark as purported to light-weight that adds to the realism at intervals the route. There area unit some little bugs at intervals the route, this includes the LTS line not having OHL, the 395 mechanical device being too high parts of the route and certain dark parts in tunnels. additionally there's solely three real situations (excluding the introduction situations) and no scenarios for the 375 enclosed at intervals the route.
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