Product information "North London Line Route Add-On"
The North London Line spans approximately 17 miles between Richmond and Stratford, and is today part of the London Overground network. The line is a heavy commuter route with trains every 15 minutes, and also a key corridor for freight traffic, connecting the inner suburbs north of London. Despite the line’s short length, the route is almost entirely dense inter-urban railway, with trains taking more than one hour to traverse the route when calling at all 23 stations.
Built over a total of 25 years in five connecting sections, the first portion of the line was opened as the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway in 1846 between Stratford and North Woolwich, with the last portion opening in 1869 between South Acton and Richmond by the London & South Western Railway.
The 1980s started to see closures across the line, the most notable being the closure of Broad Street station, a once major terminus for the City of London that became a dwindling station with very few passengers. Other notable closures on the line included the Tottenham Hale to Stratford link, and more recently the section between Stratford and North Woolwich in 2006. Where that track once stood is now used by the Docklands Light Railway and will also become part of the Crossrail branch to Abbey Wood in 2018.
The line is electrified mostly with 25kV AC overhead catenary between Stratford and Acton Central, made so that dual voltage Class 313s could use the line and also open it up to electric freight locomotives. The section between Acton Central and Richmond sees third rail power, and between Gunnersbury and Richmond there is also a fourth rail as the London Overground and District Line shares this stretch of the network.
Today the line is populated by Class 378/2 ‘Capitalstars’ forming the London Overground services, D78 Tube Stock for District Line services between Richmond and Gunnersbury, and Class 66s, 70s, 90s and 92s hauling freight.
The North London Line for Train Simulator recreates the 17 mile route as it operates today between Richmond in the South West of London and Stratford in the North East, with the track curving in a rough semicircle shape to avoid the centre of London. The route includes standard British LED signalling throughout and the modern TfL Class 378 ‘Capitalstar’.
17 mile North London Line between Richmond and Stratford
Landmarks including Gospel Oak, Hampstead Heath Tunnel, Finchley Road, Willesden Junction, Acton Central and Kew Gardens
25kV AC overhead catenary, third rail and fourth rail power supply
Standard British LED signalling throughout
TfL Class 378 ‘Capitalstar’ EMU
Scenarios for the route
Quick Drive compatible
Scenarios: Seven scenarios for the route:
Coming From Clapham
Late for Work!
Stratford Slurry: Part 1
Stratford Slurry: Part 2
Early Morning Run
Internet connection and free STEAM-ACCOUNT for the activation required!
Notes: We provide a serial number with the purchase of this download version. Afterwards, you need to download this add-on via STEAM and activate it. This requires a STEAM account. Further information can be found in the installation instruction . To use this product you have to agree with the Steam Subscriber Agreement („SSA“). Please take note of the SSA www.steampowered.com/agreement before purchasing this product.
Train Simulator OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8 Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors) Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: 512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only) DirectX®: 9.0c Hard Drive: 6 GB HD space Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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