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Release Date: Feb 20, 2014
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About This Content

The English Riviera comes to Train Simulator in the beautifully picturesque ‘The Riviera Line: Exeter-Paignton’ route, which runs through some of the most scenic landscape in England.

Set in the area of the south west coast of England known as the English Riviera, due to its mild climate and sandy beaches, this picturesque line opened in May 1846, with a single track broad gauge line transporting holidaymakers from the city of Exeter to the Torbay resorts of Devon. By the end of the same year, the line had been extended to Newton Abbot, and two years later to Torquay – the current Torre station. It was not until 1859 that the Dartmouth and Torbay Railway linked the line from Torre to Paignton.

The 28 mile (45km) line was originally built to Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s broad gauge structure (2,140mm / 7ft 1/4in), a familiar sight on the Great Western Railway network at the time, and was designed for atmospheric power, although this lasted for less than a year from September 1847 - several pump houses can still be seen along the line, acting as reminders of this ill-fated system. The line was eventually converted to standard gauge in May 1892 and later widened to double tracks over the subsequent years.

The non-electrified line is probably best known for its seaside running, rocky coastal scenery and winding tracks, with several miles running along the South Devon sea wall, a picturesque scene during summer months but battered by strong northerly winds and high waves during winter months. Unusually for a UK route, palm trees can also be seen at several stations along the route.

On leaving Exeter St Davids Station, built by Brunel and opened on 1 May 1844, the line crosses the River Exe and passes through the suburbs of the City before heading into the Devon countryside. From Powderham Castle, the railway runs alongside the river and heads into Starcross, where the line first runs along the English Channel. Shortly after, Dawlish Warren comes into sight and for the next 1.5 miles (2.4km), the line runs along the famous South Devon Railway sea wall.

After Dawlish, the line ducks and dives through a series of tunnels cut into the rocky coves, making for a favourite spot of photographers. From Teignmouth to Hackney, the line runs along the River Teign, before heading inland once again to Newton Abbot. Leaving Newton Abbot, the railway widens out to four tracks; the two for Penzance diverge to the right at Aller Junction while the Riviera Line trains climb and then slowly descend towards the sea at Torquay.

Fast passenger services along the line are handled by modern high speed DMUs, including Voyagers and HSTs; stopping services are served by Class 142s, 143s, 150s and 159s. Freight operations are not a major feature of the line but can be seen occasionally.

Included with the route is a First Great Western Class 143, recreating the ‘Pacer’ two-car DMU that is a stalwart of the line. Based on a Walter Alexander bus body, the ‘Nodding Donkey’ was introduced to the rail network in the mid-1980s and is well known for its unsophisticated bouncy ride and meagre seating, faithfully recreated in this model. Also included is a Quick Drive compatible High Speed Train (HST) in First Great Western livery.


Six scenarios for the route:
  • Class 143: First Look
  • Class 143: Preparations
  • Class 143: Service Practice
  • Rescue Diversion
  • Busy Day on the Coast
  • Storm Consequences

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

  • 28 mile (45km) Riviera Line route from Exeter to Paignton
  • Seaside running along the South Devon Railway sea wall
  • First Great Western Class 143 ‘Pacer’ DMU
  • First Great Western HST (Quick Drive only)
  • Scenarios for the route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 1,600mb

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP / 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
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 16, 2014
Great detail, amazing scenery, been to Dawlish and Teignmouth in real life, and they captured the scenery very well! All of this for £14.99, which, to be honest, is actually a good price for this, as it comes with a new train and a whole new route!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 2, 2014
Great route with fun little details like playground, old england-design houses and boat-harbours. Waves at the beach were a bit unrealistic, but everything else was perfect.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 11, 2014
Route Pros:
Nice length, not too long, and not too short...
Performs fairly well
Looks nice even on lowest graphics
comes with 6 career scenarios, and plenty of Workshop Scenarios.

Locomotive Pros:
Class 143 is seemingly well modeled
Good sounds
Nice two-tone horn
nice to drive, not very complicated
when the doors close, you get a nice guard to driver and driver to guard buzzer, with "C" button.

Overall, this is a great route! You would be a fool not to get this route, especially for 25 bucks! What are you waiting around waiting for, go buy it!!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 1, 2014
Paid list price for this, and think it's value for money, esp as you get pacer loco as well. Again use this as part of my set up with the Bristol line as they connect at Exeter. Graphics are good, and the layout is good as well....

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 13, 2014
An amazing addition to your Train Simulator! Definitely recomended. NOTE: Only Career scenarios are available. Beautifully modelled!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 16, 2014
One of the few pieces of DLC I highly recommend, especially if it is on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 28, 2014
I really like this route, it is definitely worth the price I paid. A highly recommended route and you really do feel relaxed driving along here whilst listening to The Bad Shepherds :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: March 2
This route is very pretty and come with a cool little 2 car DMU and a nice Intercity train making this route very good for people who want pretty scenery, intercity trains and cool little 2 car trains and you get all that for a tiny price! Go buy it NOW!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 16, 2014
Was this route crearetd by thomson interactive because it is so cool
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 21, 2014
The Pacer sucks, but get this cheap and beautiful route, you will never regret it, unless you are into slow, boring american slow trains. If you are in to them, I don't know why you are looking at this listing, it's far too superior for you. The best addon right here!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 20, 2014
good route you lot shoud buy it NOW
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Posted: December 18, 2014
When I purchased the game it said I only needed Train Sim 2015 in order to play but when I try to play It isn't available to me. A waist of money!
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Posted: January 17
Gorgeous line winding along the south west coast of England. The views from inside and outside of the cab are stunningly beautiful.
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Posted: January 17
Really good add on - great route and love the pacer loco add on.
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Posted: December 26, 2014
Nice add-on, only again no Free Roam.
What I found strange that if you enter a tunnel, when you look through the clean glass, you can't see th tracks in the tunnel. This is strange because if you can not see the tracks, how do you know that the tracks are clear, or for that matter, even there at all!
You can see tracks though the dirty glass!
Since there are no lights that illuminate thetracks, you can not see anything in the tunnel! Really strange and dangerous!
like I said, nice add-on with beautiful scenery. Just shame about the tunnels.
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Posted: February 9
very good DLC that DTG has made. everything is spot on along the route and is personally on of my favourites
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Posted: March 6
I'm not recommending this game for a few very good reasons and anyone that wishes to select it as not helpful or wish's to comment about that I'd kindly ask they read the entire thing before making judgement.

Bewlow you'll find my reasons for not recommending it yet at the same time I do also recommend it because some parts of it are beautiful! but for me a route should be realistic and if advertised as the Paignton route "should" include every single aspect of the route and not just some of it...

started in Exeter St. David's as this is where I was both born and raised in Real Life, and you know what? it looks nothing like Exeter, the station.. good job but I think they may have pulled it from the Bristol > Exeter route add on because to go to so much trouble to make the station recognizable and then leave out the city which it is in is a disgrace and not something I see a genuine or good map builder doing... hell even the back end (the Train Yard) is missing, Exeter consists of a superb Station in the middle of a field surrounded by random roads and about 1000 houses... they missed out a lot of landmark buildings to such as Exeter college on Hele Road up on the hill... on this? no College, no hill... not even the real roads!

Just earleir I had someone that was born and raised in St. Thomas and guess what? they said if I had not told them that the station was St. Thomas they'd have had no idea... REALLY?! on this one even the station does not look like St. Thomas...

Now onto why I also slightly recommend it... Starcross was amazing but lacking details.. hell Dawlish Warren and Dawlish were absolutely stunning, I'm not going to comment about Teignmouth or further afield as I'm not actually visited the stations in RL(Real Life) but I'm really disgusted that they call this the Paignton Route then completely fail half the route...

If I'd known this before hand I'm sorry to say I'd nothave bought it, I like my routes to be realistic and you know? just like the real dam route... that's why I don't recommend this... if they're going to build the Paignton Line then why cut corners at some of the main locations? why?

Hell at this point if the devs want to contact me I'll even take this and build Exeter as it should be and for free that's how annoyed I am at this... give me this DLC Route and I'll fix Exeter up as it should be!

If you're looking for a good South-West route that also is run by First Great Western then check out the Bristol to Exeter Route DLC below!

I'm giving this Add-On a 4/10, no I do not recommend and am classing this DLC as "INCOMPLETE" Thanks for your time!
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