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.
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Release Date: Jul 12, 2009

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October 8

North Jersey Coast Line Now available



The bustling and historic North Jersey Coast Line of NJ Transit links the New York City metropolitan area with the northern portion of America’s famed “Jersey Shore,” and does so in captivating fashion.

Serving two great rail terminals – New York City’s Penn Station in Manhattan and the classic Hoboken Terminal across the Hudson River, the North Jersey Coast Line stretches more than 70 route miles to Bay Head, New Jersey. Trains on the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line operate over Amtrak’s electrified Northeast Corridor to Rahway, then travel to what was once the famous “New York & Long Branch” along the Atlantic seashore to the iconic New Jersey railroad towns named South Amboy, Long Branch, and Bay Head. NJ Transit is one of North America’s largest and busiest commuter railroads, serving approximately 300,000 rail commuters and passengers each weekday.

Included with the NJCL route is NJ Transit’s ultra-modern and unique Bombardier ALP-45DP “dual-power” locomotive, which can operate either from overhead A. C. catenary or as a diesel-electric locomotive. It is capable of speeds over 100 mph. The route also features NJT’s Comet IV commuter coach and a fully equipped, drivable Comet V cab car for push-pull operations.

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October 8

NJT F40PH -2CAT Available Now



Electro-Motive’s F40PH line of diesel locomotives represented the face of North American passenger railroading for more than a generation. Between 1976 and the early 1990s, more than 400 of the highly successful 3,000- and 3,200-horsepower diesel locomotives were constructed and served in intercity and commuter service, across the continent.

In 1981, NJ Transit purchased 17 EMD F40PHs and a decade-and-a-half later, extended the units’ careers through a rebuilding process that included installation of auxiliary Caterpiller diesel head-end-power (HEP). Following this rebuilding process, which was performed by Conrail at its famed Juniata (Altoona, Pennsylvania) shops, the NJT locomotives were classified as F40PH-2CATs and went on to provide another decade-and-a-half of capable duty on NJ Transit’s sprawling commuter rail system.

Throughout their long careers, the stylish F40PH-2CATs were regularly employed on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line, operating to and from Hoboken Terminal, as well as powering the “shuttles” between Long Branch and Bay Head, New Jersey. Thus, the veteran F40PH-2CAT is an ideal and highly authentic locomotive for service on Train Simulator’s NJCL route. The NJT F40PH-2CAT includes a range of advanced features including NJT’s in-cab signal system and HEP start-up and shutdown.

The F40PH-2CAT is accompanied by NJT’s Comet IV commuter coach and a drivable Comet V cab-car for push-pull operations, and comes with three career scenario for the North Jersey Coast Line route.

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Train Simulator 2016

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.

Power: Haul thousands of tons of cargo over Sherman Hill Summit in the legendary Union Pacific Gas Turbine

Pressure: Command the mighty Castle Class in the golden age of steam on the busy Cornish Riviera Line

Precision: Beat the clock as a Deutsche Bahn driver on the challenging West Rhine Main Line.

Plus, with Train Simulator 2016, get started on your driver career at the TS Academy and master your machines with support from the new Driver Assists system - you can also capture the perfect scene in the all new Railfan mode.

TS2016 features four stunning routes for you to enjoy:

  • Sherman Hill: Cheyenne to Laramie, including Union Pacific Gas Turbine-Electric, ES44AC, SD70M, SD40-2 and SW10 locomotives
  • Riviera Line: Exeter to Kingswear, including GWR Castle Class, Grange Class, King Class, Hall Class and Pannier Tank locomotives
  • West Rhine: Cologne to Koblenz, including DB BR 155, BR 146.2, BR 101 and BR 294 locomotives.

Plus, TS2016: Steam Edition also includes the Norfolk Southern Coal District route, the beautifully rural Mon Line running through the heart of Pennsylvania, USA.

Train Simulator 2016 – are you ready for the extreme?

Steam Workshop

Now you can easily find, download and rate Train Simulator 2016 scenarios directly through Steam.

The Steam Workshop enables simple searches for specific content; you can also search by area of interest or by specific routes or add-ons. Once you’ve found something you want, click the “Subscribe” button and, the next time you play Train Simulator, the scenarios will automatically appear.

You can even see what your friends have added to their favourites. Scenario writers also enjoy a streamlined process for uploading their work directly to Steam. Of course the exciting part is creating your scenario.

About This Game

Enjoy these four extreme routes in Train Simulator 2016:


Command the mighty Castle Class in the golden age of steam on the busy Cornish Riviera Line.

The line is renowned for its proximity to the south coast of England and joins the southern beaches just south of Starcross, showcasing stunning scenery and ocean views. Test your skills on this line with the Castle Class or GWR 4073, heralded as the most powerful locomotive when introduced in 1923. Set in the 1950s, this route is a challenging drive with some heavy steam machinery ready for even the most experienced of drivers.


Don't be taken by the beautiful landscape of the Rhineland-Palatinate, the Cologne to Koblenz line will keep all drivers on their toes.

Running parallel to the west bank of the Rhine for much of the journey, the route gives passengers spectacular views across the West Rhine area of West Germany. The route forms the southern stretch of Deutsche Bahn’s RE5 ‘Rhein Express’ service, which runs from Emerrich in the north west to Koblenz. Hourly intercity and ICE services, Regio passenger trains and various freight operations also frequent the line. Even the occasional heritage special can be seen in between the busy commuter services. Medieval towns and castles along the line, plus river barges passing serenely by remind passengers of the historic area they travel through between the two densely urban cities of Cologne and Koblenz. Large freight yards at Bruhl and Bonn-West are also well-known features, as well as the DB Museum at Koblenz-Lützel, which occupies a former depot linked to the main line.


Haul thousands of tons of cargo over Sherman Hill Summit in the legendary Union Pacific Gas Turbine.

Sherman Hill is a fantastic North American freight route running 60 miles between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. The route's tough grades resulted in the Union Pacific Railroad building new heavy freight locomotives to work the line. Drive this line with the UP GTELs, nicknamed "Big Blows" for their high-pitched scream. These consisted of three semi-permanently coupled vehicles, the leading A-Unit, the turbine housing B-Unit and a Fuel Tender. The turbines ran from the beginning of the 1960s until the end of the 1970s.


Mile-long coal trains and distinctive street running set apart the beautiful Mon Line, running through the heart of Pennsylvania.

At the heart of Pennsylvania’s coal country, the rural Mon Line is today owned by Norfolk Southern with CSX Transporation also having trackage rights. Coal mines dominate the route, with important facilities at Bailey Mine and Emerald Mine connecting with a staging yard at West Brownsville from where coal trains continue on their way to power stations or to ports for export. More than 20 million tons of coal is annually transported along the line, much of it to Loveridge Secondary where it is transhipped from rail to river barges. Challenge your driving skills with heavy coal trains running along the 50 miles of rural countryside at the controls of GE's mammoth 4,400hp ES44AC diesel locomotive.

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

    • 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
    • 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
39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1,554.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
This game is a nightmare. So many issues that never seem to get resolved. Dovetail Games should be ashamed of themselves putting out software that in reality doesnt work.

At the time of writing thousands of users cannot use this game because we cant get it to even load.

Another warning is that DLC for this game is an absolute requirement or you run out of things to do with it very quickly. Dovetail Games DLC is very very expensive. Expect an investment of $1000 plus to have a game that has any variety.

Overall dont buy this until its been out a year, it takes them that long to sort most things out. If you are buying after that, assume an outlay of at least 10 times its cost to get an interesting game
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Its OK but basic.

Graphics are primarily only good on the locos.
Even tho there is a huge landscape to hover over its not done well at all.
Buildings float, textures are low and people move like walking robots.
oh and the framerate is terrible anyway.

Needs to be a lot better to validate the price.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
279.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
today, after spending a fortune on DLC, DG realeased an update that totally stops the game from working on my computer. After continous glitches which are never sorted out this one beggers belief. I took the game off completely, reinstalled it and still the update brought the program to its knees! Did anyone bother to test it??!! The new consumer laws now cover downloads and entitle anyone to a refund if the software is faulty so I for one will be asking for mine on Monday! Please DCS produce a train simulator to match the quality of yourTruck Simulator. The few who still defend train simulator should download truck simulator and see the difference. If you are prepared for half the content not to work (when you can can any of it to work), carry on and buy it. Very good, (not great), when it works (which is not very often)!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Would like to get all bugs straightened out, otherwise, I very much enjoy game. It's a shame, I'd like to purchase more
DLC except I do not feel comfortable that I wouldn't be just " Throwing good money after bad ". I'm sure many others in
the community feel this way.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This used to be good until the Devs got too money hungry...
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