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User reviews: Mixed (15 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014

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Buy Metro-North Kawasaki M8 EMU

 

About This Content

One of the newest electric multiple units for the Northeast Corridor comes to Train Simulator in Metro-North’s familiar bare metal and red livery.

Built by Kawasaki at Lincoln, Nebraska for use on the New Haven Line, the M8 first entered service in March 2011 as a replacement to the current fleet of M2, M4 and M6 multiple units. Similar in body style to the M7, more than 300 units have been delivered to Metro-North so far, and feature multiple power pick-up – third rail and overhead pantograph – which can be changed by the engineer whilst on the move.

The two-car Kawasaki M8 has a top speed of 100mph (161km/h) and the model for Train Simulator features driving cabs and passenger views, switchable power modes and dynamic in-cab display screens showing instrument readouts and power pick-up mode.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Scenarios

Four scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route:
  • Simple Controls Tutorial: M8 Simple Controls
  • Expert Controls Tutorial: M8 Expert Controls
  • Grand Central Bound
  • Stamford Local

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

  • Kawasaki M8 in Metro-North bare metal and red livery
  • In-cab signalling
  • Dynamic in-cab display screens
  • Switchable dual mode power pick-up
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route
  • Download size: 128mb

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
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 3, 2014
The Kawasaki M8 EMU (now that it has since been patched) has improved to a playable state, and is a decent, highly detailed piece of DLC. Some of the sounds are recycled, but with the improvments such as darker windows, and the large FPS improvement (about double the framerates for me), I can finally recommend this DLC to anyone who wants to add to their NY-NH line collection.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 27, 2014
Great locomotive to go with New York New Haven. It has cable and 3rd rail use. I like driving it alot. First Metr-North train made so now you can use it on the New Canaan Branch or the line to GCT on the route. I recommend this locomotive.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 22
Well first and foremost, lets clear some things up about this DLC... Those who are still reporting an FPS frop must have other issues - the patch back in December corrected the issue, which wasn't as wide spread/as big an FPS hit as was proclaimed by some users. And also the 15 mile an hour limit that some are hitting is due to their inability to read/understand directions or how to disable the alerter. But you can also find that out by reading forums, and by looking at youtube videos of the train zipping along at 90+ mph.



That said, this was a highly anticipated piece of stock and it fits perfectly with the New York to New Haven line. And while this is not a perfect DLC - nothing is. Not any more at lease... For those who want to add the most recognizable piece of metro north's rolling stock definately look past those misinformed reviews and into picking this up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 4
awesome train wish there was an lirr route and the lirr/metro north m7 train hopefully this game will have it sometime
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7 of 16 people (44%) found this review helpful
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Posted: November 29, 2014
Great looking model but buggy. This was one of the most anticipated add-ons for the NEC: New York-New Haven route but alas it is virtually useless do to frame rate issues when more than 2 consists are running. As of Dec 2014 it has not been fixed despite the promise of an update. I can not recommend this pretty EMU until it is patched, which I suspect will never happen at this rate. It's honestly made it so that I no longer impulse buy content when it's first released, especial considering the history of Dovetail patching buggy content.
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 24, 2014
I can't do it to go any faster than 15 miles an hour everytime I try a alert comes up and it automatically slams on the
emergency brakes can somebody explain this to me that maybe I'm doing something wrong or 10 doller down the ♥♥♥♥ing drain
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 2
The worst cant go faster than 15mi & hr many bugs the sound is awful... love train sim but dont buy this addon
p.s i taken this metro/north train
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 4
The M8 has quite a few bugs, and seems to drop fps to ridiculous degrees. It's quite a shame too, given that the M8 is one of the principle EMUs on the NEC NY-NH route.
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 19, 2014
Being a resident of Connecticut, and having taken Metro-North regularly, I was looking forward to this add-on. The train model itself is really nice, but the map for Grand Central Terminal is completely screwed up. It's all bright and you can see the city through the tunnel walls. I'd post a screenshot if I could. Don't waste your money on this unfortunately poor produced, overpriced add-on.
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