Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator 2016 brings to life some amazing extreme train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.
User reviews: Mixed (7,393 reviews) - 65% of the 7,393 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 12, 2009

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Buy Dovetail Games Franchise Collection

Includes 7 items: Euro Fishing, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, Train Simulator 2016 : Steam Edition, Train Simulator: Norfolk Southern Coal District Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Sherman Hill Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific SD60M Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz Route Add-On

Downloadable Content For This Game

Buy Train Simulator 2016: Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (Single Route Edition)

Buy Train Simulator 2016: West Rhine: Cologne - Koblenz (Single Route Edition)

Buy Train Simulator 2016: Sherman Hill (Single Route Edition)

 

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February 4

Gatwick Express Class 442 ‘Wessex’ Update Released

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, we have today released an update for the Gatwick Express Class 442 ‘Wessex’.

Here’s a list of what has been addressed:

  • Fixed incorrect modelling of the Guard’s Vehicle
  • Fixed running numbers to display a maximum of ‘442 424’
  • Fixed animation of the cab brake gauge
  • Fixed animation of the cab door, it now slides backwards instead of popping out
  • Fixed coupling animation
  • Fixed the lack of acknowledge “ding” after the AWS warning horn sounds
  • Fixed passenger view rain effects
  • Fixed the door interlock brakes
  • Fixed the Guard’s Vehicle not being present in the Quick Drive editor
  • Fixed incorrect colour of the passenger seats alongside the graphics at the vestibule ends
  • Fixed texture flickering and glitches
  • Fixed the physics and handling including proper Series & Parallel traction operation with a more realistic sluggish acceleration to 40 mph
  • Fixed the Guard signal sounding after doors close
  • Fixed the DSD sound
  • Fixed the volume of the running and engine sounds
  • Added brake snort function and audio

If you own the Gatwick Express Class 442 ‘Wessex’, the update will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

The Gatwick Express Class 442 ‘Wessex’ update will be approximately 38.7 MB in size.

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February 3

North Jersey Coast Line update released

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2016, we have today released an update for the North Jersey Coast Line Route.

Here’s a list of what’s been addressed:


North Jersey Coast Line

  • Fixed an issue with the Tri light signals which would display incorrect aspects in some situations
  • Fixed an issue with tunnel components that were missing
  • Fixed a number of text errors in the manuals for all languages
  • Fixed a number of scenario descriptions in French
  • Fixed an issue that would cause passengers to spawn continuously during night time
  • A medal and XP will now be awarded on completion of Railfan scenarios
  • Fixed an issue with Quick Drive that would not allow routes south of Long Branch

NJ TRANSIT ALP-45DP

  • Fixed a number of missing audio samples on cab controls
  • Added passengers to the passenger view
  • Fixed an issue with cab car friction values that caused excessive wheelslip under braking
  • If you own either the North Jersey Coast Line route, the updates will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site where we will be ready to help.

The North Jersey Coast Line update will be approximately 40MB in size.

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About This Game



Train Simulator 2016 is the biggest package of exclusive content we have ever delivered in a Train Simulator. Here’s a complete list of what’s included:

Riviera Line in the Fifties


Feel the pressure of steam as you travel back to the time of Green and Gold, from the powerful Kings to the romantic Castles, the heavy working Halls, the goods-carrying Granges and the famous Pannier Tanks across the Riviera Line set in the nostalgic 1950s. Relive the time when steam reigned on all services from local freight to coastline express, whether you perform perfectly alone or need some assistance to get to your destination. Keep an eye on those signals, they can be easy to lose in the cold western fog.



Sherman Hill


Experience the power of the fuel-hungry Big Blows across the challenging Sherman Hill as you haul hundreds upon hundreds of tons, putting that 8500 horsepower turbine through its paces, or opt for some conventional traction in the form of ES44ACs, drive in more comfortable conditions in the wide cab of the SD70M, or maybe in the classic SD40-2s. Watch out though, winter can be brutal even for the most powerful of locos.



West Rhine Railway: Cologne – Koblenz


Control the Genesis of modern Electro-motive traction as you haul heavy freight across the stunning West Rhine Railway in the DB BR 155 ‘Electric Container’, take passengers on their scenic commute with the DB BR 146 or shunt together a train to be taken far away with the DB BR 294. Be mindful of the weather, heavy rain can take even the best drivers by surprise.



Railfan Mode


Enjoy the power and finesse of the railway away from the drivers cab with railfan mode, watch from the platform, track side or stand on a bridge and take in the excitement without worrying about the journey, just make sure you’re ready to take some shots, you never know what you might see out on the tracks!



Steam Edition: Norfolk Southern Coal District


Struggle through the beautifully scenic Mon Line as you haul mile long coal trains through the winding curves and streets of Pennsylvania. Collect coal as you drive your ES44AC slowly under the loading facilities and prepare for the run to the other end of the line. While being relatively level, the sharp river-side turns and the slow speeds as you cut right through a town will not be mastered easily.



TS Academy


New to driving trains? Not to worry! With the newly updated TS Academy you can learn all that you need to beat the extreme, from basic passenger operations to freight terminals that require pin-point accuracy or nailing those complex and unique signalling systems. TS academy is the best way to learn or remember how to control every type of train.



Driver Assist


Have you mastered driving diesel and electric locos, but struggled to control steam? Found it too complicated to drive or understand? Now you can master these delicate engines with our all new driving assist! Driver assist will provide you with real time information based on the locomotives performance and handling, it will guide you through driving a steam loco by highlighting the controls in cab and telling you how to move them to get the best out of the engine. Driver Assist is featured on all the steam locomotives included with the Riviera Line in the Fifties route and can be turned on and off at will.



Train Simulator 2016 is out now and features the 60 Mile Sherman Hill route with UP Gas Turbine, ES44AC, SD70, SD40 and SW10 locomotives and freight wagons. The 40 Mile Riviera Line in the 1950s featuring the GWR Pannier Tank, Castle, Hall, King and Grange Class all with Driver Assist incorporated, Mk1, Collett and Centenary coaches and freight wagons. The 60 Mile West Rhine Railway from Cologne to Koblenz featuring the DB BR 155, 146.0, 146.2, 101 and 294, with regional and InterCity coaches and a variety of freight wagons. The Steam edition includes the 50 Mile Norfolk Southern Coal District route featuring the Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only) locomotives with NS coal hoppers. Pictures of all the content included can be found below.

Riviera Line in the Fifties

Below: Castle Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: King Class in BR Express Blue and BR Brunswick Green.


Below: Grange Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: Modified Hall Class in BR Brunswick Green, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: Pannier Tank in BR Black, clean condition and weathered condition.


Below: Early GWR Castle Class with 2 variants of the Collett 3500 Gallon tender.


Below: Wartime Castle Class in weathered condition and Double Chimney Castle Class.


Below: A selection of Centenary coaches in Blood & Custard livery.



Below: A selection of Collett coaches in Blood & Custard livery.


Below: A selection of Collett coaches in Maroon livery.


Below: A selection of Mk.1 coaches in Chocolate & Cream livery.



Below: A variety of Great Western freight wagons.


Sherman Hill

Below: Union Pacific 8500 horsepower GTEL A and B unit with fuel tender.


Below: Union Pacific SW10 Switcher locomotive.


Below: Union Pacific ES44AC.


Below: Union Pacific SD70M.


Below: Union Pacific SD40-2.


Below: Union Pacific SD60M.


Below: The Pump Car + Buckeye Coupling Adaptor.


Below: A variety of Union Pacific freight cars.



Below: ‘Be Specific – Ship Union Pacific!’ 50ft Insulated Mechanical Reefer


Cologne - Koblenz

Below: DB BR 155.


Below: DB BR 146.2.


Below: DB BR 146.0.


Below: DB BR 101 in DB Red, Black and Grey liveries.


Below: DB BR 101 in DB Red, Black and Grey liveries.


Below: A variety of regional and InterCity coaches.



Below: A variety of DB freight wagons.



Norfolk Southern Coal District (Steam Edition Only)

Below: Norfolk Southern ES44AC and Dash 9 (AI Only).


Below: Norfolk Southern Coal Hopper.


TS Academy

Below: BR 189.


Below: Class 170.


Below: Fowler 4F.


Below: SD70MAC.


Below: A variety of Academy freight wagons.

Key Features

  • Learn to drive different trains at the TS Academy and qualify as a train driver
  • Master your Machines with support from the new Driver Assists system
  • Capture the perfect scenes in the all new Railfan mode
  • Three fantastic real-world routes including Sherman Hill (USA), Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear (UK) and West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz (Germany)
  • EXCLUSIVE Steam Edition includes the Norfolk Southern Coal District route
  • Enhanced graphics and performance
  • Quick Drive menu system: drive what you like, where you like
  • Drive with Xbox 360 controller, keyboard or mouse
  • Integrated Steam Workshop free mission download centre
  • Create your own routes with powerful in-game editing tools
  • Access the Train Simulator community in-game

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
    Recommended:
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
Helpful customer reviews
694 of 806 people (86%) found this review helpful
86 people found this review funny
139.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
Pre-Release Review
Don't mistake my 100-odd hours in this game as a positive tale. Most of them were put on in 2011 and 2012.

This game is based off an outdated physics engine, using textures that are years old, by a company with a business model that puts that of PAYDAY 2 to shame. Just look at all the DLC. If I foolishly press "ADD ALL TO CART"... I am left with 232 items totalling upwards of $3000. I'm not joking, and here's a screen capture to prove it. (For the record, if you foolishly add all DLC to cart, you can clear your cart by going into Steam's settings, to 'web browser' then hitting 'delete all browser cookies.)

Each new iteration, all we get are UI changes and more DLC. In order for us who bought Train Simulator 2012/2013/2014 to "upgrade" to what DTG advertises each year, you have to essentially buy it again. Guess how?

And don't get too used to the DLC you buy functioning (especially DLC routes). If a change they make breaks it... it won't be fixed unless you go in there and ♥♥♥♥ around in the editor long enough to figure out what you need to do to fix it.

Steer clear.
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435 of 492 people (88%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
The 2016 update is nothing more than a few graphical tweaks with some DLC smacked on to the game.
As of writing, since I got the free 2016 "update," absolutely NOTHING is different, aside from a slightly different splash screen, and the REMOVAL of features such as Sean Bean's fun little intro, and all music in the game.

My "upgrade" actually gets me LESS content than the previous version! On top of that, Launch issues plague the system, and it took me 45 minutes of work to get TS2016 to even verify its files and launch.
There are no UI changes (flaunted by Dovetail in the promo material), no graphical tweaks, and no more music or Sean Bean.

Plus, it's well known that they are moving to a completely new and VERY advanced engine for the next version, so this one is.... pointless really.

Save your money. Wait until the next big release.

I find this a huge disappointment from Dovetail, and it has me worried about the future of all of the properties they hold.
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613 of 736 people (83%) found this review helpful
459 people found this review funny
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
DLC Simulator 2016
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640 of 774 people (83%) found this review helpful
825 people found this review funny
80.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
All the DLC combined can buy a real train....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH941LXSpcQ
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568 of 688 people (83%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
3,858.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
*EDIT* Minor amendments after Episode 18 of my show.

I guess it's time for me to write a proper review of this game now.

To cut to the chase, I think that Train Simulator 2016 is one of the worse video games I've played in my life. Bearing in mind, I've played Sonic 06, Megaman & Bass, Spyro: Enter The Dragonfly just no name a few. TS2016 doesn't even qualify for the "So bad it's good" tier or even the visualy pleasing tier and has been simply getting worse and worse every year. Some of the problems I have with this game are as follows:

- Appauling opimization on high end computers. I've heard reports of people with GTX 960s having various issues with this game.
- No DX12 support or DX11 support.
- No Rebinable controls. In 2015.
- Most of the features, such as Career Mode, serve no purpose. The XP points you recieve do bugger all at the end of the day. Unlike in Pokemon, Final Fantasy or Chrono Trigger where XP points actually help you grow stronger in the game.
- Unrealistic physics.
- A very unstable engine. One could say you have a 50/50 chance of the game crashing whilst driving.
- Terrible loading times.
- Lack of respect for the source material for trains and routes (Great Western Mainline, North London Line and London To Brighton are good examples of this.)
- The game's downright INSULTING model for DLC. No, seriously, it's one of the worst. The company shove out DLC on a very frequent basis. Trains most of the time have unrealistic physics, sounds, consist formations and a lack of features. Routes are usually short, linear and offer the player to drive on...about 1 or 2 full services. Again, unacceptable for the money they're charging.

But by far the worst thing about this game is the company itself. As evidenced by the amount of DLC (totaling £3000+ mind you), they clearly only care about the money as trains have a sporadic field of quality, old routes are almost never updated with the new features and they constantly clog up the game with more content, in an attempt to say that "They listen to us" or "We do want to improve." The game is also becoming more and more of a casual scrub slideshow simulator than a freaking train simulator, with things such as Railfan Mode, which has been done before by members of the community and Career mode, which has zero gameplay purpose. Even after sending an E-mail to Dovetail Games, they for some reason, didn't manage to properly defend the purpose of Career Mode or Railfan Mode. I wonder why...

Out of the goodness of my heart, please, I emplore you, DO NOT buy this video game. You'll save yourself time, money, headaches and most importantly, sanity. You could end up becoming like me, sitting around making podcasts where I tear this game to shreads on Youtube. It ain't as fun as it sounds.

For the developers of this game, I shall leave you with an altered quote from Jesse Owens.

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort, which is something I've yet to see you achieve."
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