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User reviews: Positive (20 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 23, 2013
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Buy UK Collection

Includes 5 items: Train Simulator: Freightliner Class 66 v2.0 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: GEML Class 90 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Great Eastern Main Line London-Ipswich Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Route Add-On, Train Simulator: South West Trains Class 444 EMU Add-On

Buy GEML London-lpswich+GEML Class 90 Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: GEML Class 90 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Great Eastern Main Line London-Ipswich Route Add-On

Buy Train Simulator 2013 - Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: Great Eastern Main Line London-Ipswich Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Powerhaul Class 66 V2.0 Loco Add-On

 

About This Content

The hustle and bustle of the UK’s capital city and the sprawling countryside of Essex and East Anglia come together in one fantastic modern route for Train Simulator.

The 19th Century London Liverpool Street is the City terminus point of the Great Eastern Main Line before the line winds through the suburbs of London and past the Olympic Park, into Essex and on to Suffolk.

The earliest section of the line (often shortened to ‘GEML’) opened in 1839 and ran from Devonshire Station (in Mile End, London) to Romford, Essex. A year later, the London terminus was moved to Bishopsgate and over subsequent years the line was extended further into Essex, reaching Ipswich in 1846. London Liverpool Street became the City terminus of the route in 1872, and now sees more than 57 million passengers each year.

The 70 mile route from London to Ipswich sees daily fast passenger services to and from East Anglia with slower commuter services serving the ‘banker belt’. It is electrified at 25 kV AC using overhead wires and has a line speed of up to 100mph (161km/h). The line also carries frequent freight operations working from Felixstowe and Ipswich to Stratford, where connections are made with the North London Line and main lines radiating from London to other parts of the UK.

A common sight on the line is the Siemens-built Class 360 EMU, operated by Greater Anglia and included with the route. These ‘Desiro’ units were introduced to service in 2003 and by mid-2004 had completely replaced the ageing Class 312 slam-door units. The four-car units have a top speed of 100mph and quick acceleration, making them ideal for long commuter lines with frequent station stops.

Notable landmarks along the route include London Liverpool Street, Stratford, the Olympic Park, Ilford Carriage Sidings, Chelmsford, Colchester, Manningtree, Stoke Tunnel (the only railway tunnel on the Great Eastern Main Line) and Felixstowe Container Terminal and Docks, as well as the Braintree branch from Witham and the short branch line to Colchester Town.

Scenarios


Eight scenarios for the route:
  • Heading Out
  • Colchester Connection
  • Eastern Intercity
  • It’s Snow Fun
  • Braintree Branch
  • Sunday Closures
  • 1Y41 – 12:52 Ipswich to London Liverpool Street
  • 2W61 Shenfield to London Liverpool Street

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

  • Full 70 mile route from London Liverpool Street to Ipswich
  • Branch line from Colchester to Colchester Town, Witham to Braintree, and Ipswich to Felixstowe Container Terminal and Docks
  • Route landmarks including Stratford, the Olympic Park, Chelmsford, Colchester and Manningtree
  • Greater Anglia Class 360 EMU
  • Scenarios for the route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 1,600mb

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 26
Nice route out of London. My only two complaints are the Mayflower Line not being included (the route to Harwich), and the fact than whenever I use the Free roam camera, the game crashes if there is a Class 360 on the route. Overall, I give the route a 7/10.
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Posted: April 25
This route is the most complete on Train Simulator. It includes the ability to do Ipswich, Colchester Town and Braintree runs fully, where normally only the link to Ipswich would have been available. Also, Shenfield Metro, Southend, Clacton-on-Sea/Walton-on-the-Naze, Harwich and Norwich runs can be done partially. This route is one of the only ones where a 'full day' shift would be considerable without the tedious backwards and forwards shuttling you will do on other routes.

Negatives: The 360 was a silly train to choose. The 321/315 trains are both much more plentiful on this line. Also, this route is so unstable for scenario creators. If you want to create your own scenarios, turn your graphicas settings right down.

However: BUY THE UK COLLECTION! It is the same and comes with 2 routes (this and the Portsmouth Direct Line) and 3 trains (class 90, class 66 freightliner v2.0 and class 444). That is the sole reason why I do not recommend this add on.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 30
I found that some people have some complaints about this route. About like the Mayflower Line that leads to Harwich Town that has no scenary (not complete). I still recommend this DLC and I liked the Class 360 and it even has a passenger view.
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Posted: January 31
In depth review.

Looks good when you first purchase the line, but as you start to play with QD and do the Scenario's the tell tale DTG signs of un-finished work pop up...

Some of the station's dont even appear, so you need to go into the editor to sort that problem.

The Harwich Harbour section is not available in QD, as they've not even bothered to finish doing it!!

There are no marker boards outside Chelmsford station telling you there is a new speed limit, heading towards London.

Scenario's: All work apart from : It's Snow Fun as the timing is totally out so have no chance of staying on schedule.

The train is good, the sound effects are nothing special. Though that I'm personally not to worried about.

IS IT VALUE FOR MONEY?

At list price of £24. Most certainly not, to many mistakes with the core level, as above.
What about on discount? If your prepared to put up with the fault's/error's yes.
What about in a bundle. Yes, this is how I purchased this line along with another for just over £13. As the bundle had something like 65% discount in the winter sale.

Do I use it?

Yes, use it a lot for QD from driving trains up and down the uk. Felixstowe harbour is good asset to have. Not used at all by DTG in the scenario's which is a shame.

Have I got value for money from my purchase?

Yes, as I got it heavly discounted, so I can live with the problems.

Though think about this, you go to buy a car and when you get in it, to drive it away, the dashboard is missing?? Would you be happy?

Also you have to ask this, if DTG staff where paying for this with THEIR wages, would they be happy??? I'll leave DTG to answer that one.

Can I recommend this to you?? NO. It would be unfair to tell you it's 100% ready to go when it is not.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 25, 2014
One of the best DLC routes in my opinion. Very nicely detailed, and many of the scenarios have good AI traffic on them. The route itself is an interesting one with a number of branch lines (Braintree and Felixstowe in particular are of interest), though you'll have to find workshop scenarios to get the most out of these.

I'm no loco expert but both the 90 and 360 seem well detailed and are nice to drive.
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