In the development of Train Simulator 2015, Dovetail Games has worked closely with train builders Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd to include a highly accurate recreation of their new Class 800/801 trains.
As part of the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) Hitachi Rail Europe will provide new electric and bi-mode trains for the Great Western Main Line and East Coast Main Line. These are expected to go into passenger service in 2018, but thanks to Train Simulator 2015, rail fans can get behind the controls and start driving them right away.
Train Simulator 2015 will give players the opportunity to drive some of the worlds most powerful high-speed trains on three iconic routes from around the globe.
Train Simulator now includes the newly created TS Academy, a training area designed to introduce new players to the series quickly and easily. In TS Academy players can experience all types of trains, as well as mastering different environments and learning the intricacies of train operations and signalling systems. They can go from beginner to pro, earning driver licenses and awards along the way.
Routes & content:
London to Peterborough East Coast Main Line route
including the First Capital Connect Class 365 plus Hitachi Class 800/801 trains
New York to New Haven North East Corridor route
including the Amtrak ACS-64 plus Amtrak Acela Express trains
Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirschen route
including the DB BR 426 plus DB 411 ICE T trains