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Positive (18 reviews) - 83% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2014

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Buy Train Simulator: Liverpool Manchester

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Buy Train Simulator: Liverpool Manchester + BR Regional Railways Class 101 Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: BR Regional Railways Class 101 DMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Liverpool-Manchester Route Add-On

 

About This Content

Joining two of the north of England’s major cities, the Liverpool to Manchester route for Train Simulator features stunning stations and well known landmarks throughout.

The original route between the cities ran between Liverpool Central (High Level) Station and Manchester Central, and was opened in 1873 by the Cheshire Lines Committee. Although both stations have since been demolished and replaced by Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly, it still remains an important route for passenger and freight traffic.

The 40 mile route sees up to four passenger trains per hour in each direction with freight still operating on the route. Various light industrial sidings are also a feature, including well known landmarks such as Manchester International Freight Terminal, the River Mersey, Manchester Ship Canal and Liverpool Edge Hill. A total of 24 stations can also be found on the route, including Manchester Oxford Road, Warrington Central, Liverpool South Parkway and Widnes.

Included with the route is a Regional Railways Class 158 diesel multiple unit (DMU), built for British Rail between 1989 and 1992. The DMU was built to replace many locomotive-hauled passenger trains and had a top speed of 90mph (145 km/h).

Scenarios


Eight scenarios for the route:
  • Training: Class 158 Expert Controls
  • Training: Class 158 Simple Controls
  • Express Service to Manchester
  • Express to Manchester
  • Match Day Madness
  • Off to Warrington
  • Storms Gather in Merseyside
  • Waiting for Freight

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

  • 40 mile route between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly
  • Well known landmarks such as Manchester International Freight Terminal, the River Mersey, Manchester Ship Canal and Liverpool Edge Hill
  • Stations including Manchester Oxford Road, Warrington Central, Liverpool South Parkway and Widnes
  • Regional Railways Class 158 DMU
  • BR Railfreight Grey Class 47 diesel locomotive (Quick Drive only)
  • Scenarios for the route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 196mb

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
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 28
Great route, good AI, not glitchy. One of the best routes Ive found on TS.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 27
This is a cool route if you love class 158's because they fit itno any route basically! They look so good on the: London Kings cross to peterborugh route and the falmouth branch. Dont forget the west somerset!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 23
This is a fun route to drive.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 30, 2015
Another Amazing route, credits to Joethefish For creating the fully electrified version. amazing route, Verry happy whith this!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 27, 2014
A nicely built route. Do I recommend it? Yes, but only just.

Unfortunately, it is limited as far as variety is concerned. The route was voted for in a Dovetail Games user poll to determine which route they should build and release next. I'm pretty sure most who voted for it did so because the name of the route itself is iconic as the first Inter City passenger railway. It's a shame that the developers decided to take the south route through Warrington and avoid the original historic path.

Positives, like I said, it IS a well built route and does looks great. The scenery isn't over populated so isn't too much of a burden on your PC. The tipping point for me giving this route a thumbs up is the climb out of Lime Street up to Edge Hill through the trench, I thought they captured the atmosphere just right.

Negatives, the Romans would've been proud engineers of this route. Straight line to Warrington, then straight line to Manchester. By no means the fault of the developers, but it results in the interest to actually drive the route disappears pretty quickly after a couple of runs.

Marks 6/10
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