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Positive (29 reviews) - 86% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2012

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About This Content

The Great Western Main Line from Oxford to Paddington is a bustling thoroughfare, taking passengers and freight from the west of England into London, and you can drive your own high speed services and freight trains along this busy route in Train Simulator.

The line originally opened way back in the 1830s as part of Brunel’s fantastic Great Western Railway, which was designed to have as few challenging gradients as possible to benefit running speed. Today, the line is one of Britain’s busiest, carrying thousands of commuters every day and handling large amounts of freight. The Oxford-Paddington line in Train Simulator runs from London Paddington to Oxford Station via Reading and includes a variety of modern passenger and freight trains to drive, as well as some challenging scenarios to put your driving skills to the test.

Scenarios:


8 scenarios:

  • Autumn Leaves
  • Chasing Yellows
  • Lost in the Shuffle
  • Oxford to Reading Local
  • Return Ticket
  • Rush Hour Run
  • Duff Coal
  • Oxford Bound

Key Features

  • Oxford-Paddington Great Western Main Line including Didcot Parkway, Reading and Old Oak Common
  • Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) in First Great Western livery (two versions)
  • Class 166 DMU in First Great Western livery (two versions) and Network Southeast livery
  • Class 47 in BR Railfreight, BR Blue and Rail Express liveries

Please note: if you have already purchased RailWorks or Train Simulator 2012, you already have this route and its contents.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: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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Overall:
Positive (29 reviews)
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trainfan68
Posted: May 4
10/10, its showing its age but for the price as Furry said for the price of a drink and a butty.
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bbcgetinvolved
Posted: April 22
This is the best route EVER! It gives you so much high detailed track with incredibly good trains and highly detailed stations. If you like freight, high speed or slow trains this is the add on for you. And all this for £5.99 and if there is a sale then for just £2.39. The only thing that i dont like about it is that the class 166 has a weak brake and slow start and that the route doesnt have enough electric tracks so i cant use my high speed trains on it. Otherwise I give it 10/10
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Starmix
Posted: April 16
An okay route, nothing special, nothing overly terrible.
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44TZL
Posted: April 4
This DLC seems outdated and in need of an update. There's only 2 career tasks, one is not well explained, one can't be completed on time. Cheap perhaps but didn't have any fun with it. Not recommended.
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UthersonL [PL]
Posted: March 29
The description does not warn you that you need specific train DLC to access most of these scenarios. I can only play 2 out of 8 promised in the description, having bought the basic Train Simulator 2015 package.
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Furry
Posted: March 10
Wow this is some good quality DLC and for a very good price (£5.99). Cant fault it and I wish all the DLC was like this. For the price of a sandwich and a drink you can get hours of entertainment from the route and its locos. Simliar DLC can set you back 30 quid.
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Pikacraft
Posted: February 14
The GWML is old and outdated but makes up for it with the scenery it has and the rolling stock that comes with it. The 166 and 43 admittedly could do with some work but they are good base models. The 47 is also good. Overall 9/10
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takethismafiaup
Posted: January 30
Amazing. Truely one of the best Euroupean DLC route on Steam! The price is good and you get a lot of trains/qualities with it. The route is a medium-large size and it comes with many liveries. Now I get to acutally use my NSE Class 47 with a scneario. TRUELY amazing. 10/10
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jasperjshapiro
Posted: December 23, 2015
This route is very enjoyable to drive on. The gray, and rainy atmosphere in most of the scenarios is calming. The graphics are good, the route is nice and long, but still has a lot of stops. Overall this is a quality route and I would definitely recommend it.
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josef733
Posted: December 20, 2015
I the western Main Line in the UK
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the south west train spotters
Posted: November 2, 2015
This is the best Route to get if you are new to TS2016 as you get 7 new trains that are all esay to drive like the class 43 HST and the class 166 plus a fantastic route that is realistic
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Trent
Posted: November 1, 2015
It's a very good, but dated route for £9.99. It comes with a wide range of trains and scenarios to drive on- such as the Class 43, 47 and a steam train! If you do get it, it's not like the ones you get now but it is still worth the money.
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Allifarki
Posted: August 2, 2015
This is a great add-on compared to how cheap it is! I do like it how you have quite a few trains. I can't remember all of them but I do remember you get the 166, HST and 47. I really recommend this route and I hope others like it too.
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Raining Shawarmas
Posted: July 25, 2015
8.5/15
One of the best DLCs for Train Simulator,
-Trains are soo impressive
-Route is nice and big
-Quick drive is just amazing for this
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Hillary "Rotten" Clinton
Posted: July 1, 2015
Dated but fun to drive. I only got it as it was dirt cheap at a sale.
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BOLOGRAYXXXIII
Posted: June 15, 2015
Routes are ok but in some places incomplete - signaling. Please,, if U making route finishe it ! And don't forget screw up with timing - clearly it is impossible to keep to the schedule.
At first it was thumb up but after playing it for a little while it is going to be down, sorry.
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eric_lagace
Posted: May 3, 2015
wrorst route ever
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Captainbob
Posted: April 28, 2015
This is an older route but it looks great, excellent rame rates and wonderful scenery, and there are many scenarios on the Workshop for it. Definelty a great buy, especially considering the price.
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PVRS Productions
Posted: April 14, 2015
Amazing route. this route is good for the class 67 Diamond Jubilee scenario: Diamond in the rough.
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Septex
Posted: February 22, 2015
You get so many trains, 2x Steam, So many reskins, Diesels. 125. Seriously you get a huge route + freeroam and many trains, 10/10 Worth it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 10
Wow this is some good quality DLC and for a very good price (£5.99). Cant fault it and I wish all the DLC was like this. For the price of a sandwich and a drink you can get hours of entertainment from the route and its locos. Simliar DLC can set you back 30 quid.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 14
The GWML is old and outdated but makes up for it with the scenery it has and the rolling stock that comes with it. The 166 and 43 admittedly could do with some work but they are good base models. The 47 is also good. Overall 9/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 18, 2014
This route is a fantastic route.
It's incredibly detailed andvery worth the £9.99 if you canget it on the sale then great!
It's a fantastic route with beautiful locos,realistic sounds beautiful scenery one of the best routes Dovetail Games has actually ever made so all in all if you are starting your collection or expanding it then this route is a perfect buy!
I would certainly reccomend it especially for the £2.99 price on the slae at the moment!
Love it i would give it 5* out of 5
p.s this route is not that graphically demanding so it won't put your pc under too much strain which isareleif unlike some of the newer routes.:)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 22, 2015
You get so many trains, 2x Steam, So many reskins, Diesels. 125. Seriously you get a huge route + freeroam and many trains, 10/10 Worth it
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 14, 2015
High speed rail at its finest.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 28, 2015
This is an older route but it looks great, excellent rame rates and wonderful scenery, and there are many scenarios on the Workshop for it. Definelty a great buy, especially considering the price.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 21, 2014
So excited to see a train I actually go on, rather than the American rubbish found in Trainz. Get it on sale to save even more on an already cheap route.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 14, 2015
Amazing route. this route is good for the class 67 Diamond Jubilee scenario: Diamond in the rough.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: February 2, 2015
I would say it is good but the 166 is not deatailed but the hst is so cool but that was in 2012 today it is ♥♥♥♥
because the track does not appear.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: March 29
The description does not warn you that you need specific train DLC to access most of these scenarios. I can only play 2 out of 8 promised in the description, having bought the basic Train Simulator 2015 package.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: April 4
This DLC seems outdated and in need of an update. There's only 2 career tasks, one is not well explained, one can't be completed on time. Cheap perhaps but didn't have any fun with it. Not recommended.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 15, 2015
Routes are ok but in some places incomplete - signaling. Please,, if U making route finishe it ! And don't forget screw up with timing - clearly it is impossible to keep to the schedule.
At first it was thumb up but after playing it for a little while it is going to be down, sorry.
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0 of 15 people (0%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: May 3, 2015
wrorst route ever
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Recommended
Posted: August 2, 2015
This is a great add-on compared to how cheap it is! I do like it how you have quite a few trains. I can't remember all of them but I do remember you get the 166, HST and 47. I really recommend this route and I hope others like it too.
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Recommended
Posted: July 25, 2015
8.5/15
One of the best DLCs for Train Simulator,
-Trains are soo impressive
-Route is nice and big
-Quick drive is just amazing for this
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Recommended
Posted: July 1, 2015
Dated but fun to drive. I only got it as it was dirt cheap at a sale.
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Recommended
Posted: December 20, 2015
I the western Main Line in the UK
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Recommended
Posted: November 1, 2015
It's a very good, but dated route for £9.99. It comes with a wide range of trains and scenarios to drive on- such as the Class 43, 47 and a steam train! If you do get it, it's not like the ones you get now but it is still worth the money.
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Recommended
Posted: November 2, 2015
This is the best Route to get if you are new to TS2016 as you get 7 new trains that are all esay to drive like the class 43 HST and the class 166 plus a fantastic route that is realistic
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Recommended
Posted: January 30
Amazing. Truely one of the best Euroupean DLC route on Steam! The price is good and you get a lot of trains/qualities with it. The route is a medium-large size and it comes with many liveries. Now I get to acutally use my NSE Class 47 with a scneario. TRUELY amazing. 10/10
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