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User reviews: Positive (32 reviews) - 93% of the 32 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 24, 2013

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About This Content

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.


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

More scenarios are available on Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!

Click here for Steam Workshop scenarios.

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

System Requirements

    • 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: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 29
If you like German routes, you won't be disappointed with this one. It's the first to use the more advanced caternary system. It has LZB and great for both long distance hauls both passengers cargo and cargo hauls. It has good performance, especially compared later routes. The only downside is once again DTG failed to implement the PZB system 100% correct for the whole route. Still it's a lot better compared to other German routes.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 26
Primarily a high speed route add-on for those who enjoy the long runs at high speed and German traction. A mix of long and short distant scenarios. Since it dosen't take much to setup the cruise control and auto features on passenger trains to most of the runs can become rather bland or boring if this option is taken. However not setting them up won't cause issues and still be just as driveable.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 2
This is one of the best routes for Train Simulator. It gives opportunity for many diverse train operations: high speed, long distance passenger, freight, shunting. The route is great for HUD-less driving, as all speed restrictions have warning boards. With enormous number of loco DLC available, it is a good start for a large German collection.

The main gripe I have is that the route lacks its both landmark trains: Metronom and BR424. To enjoy it fully you thus have to add 28€ to its price.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21, 2014
Quite long, quite fast, quite good overall. Definitely worth the £10 price you can get it for in the sale.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 2
This is a very good route, it features slow stopping services loads of freight and high-speed trains! What more can you want? Slow amarican trains?
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