Massive Update just released (Jan 2016)! Trainz: A New Era has just received a massive update - after more than six months development, and many thousands of hours Beta Testing by our core Trainz community, the new "Service Pack 1" update delivers improved performance and stability and plenty of bug fixes and enhancements...
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Release Date: May 14, 2015

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October 18

"Hotfix 4" Update released

We are pleased to say Steam PC and Mac owners can now upgrade to the latest version of Trainz A New Era.

This latest version delivers more stability, more fixes and a bunch of optimisations.

You can get all the details from the Trainzportal News page.

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September 29

FREE Niddertalbahn Route now available

Expand your Trainz collection for free by grabbing this great European route.

Click on this link to find out more.

You can also purchase additional content and sessions including:

Each of these add-ons provides high quality rolling stock jam packed with features such as a choice of weathering, loading options, unique numbering and much more.

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About This Game

Massive Update just released (Jan 2016)!

Trainz: A New Era has just received a massive update - after more than six months development, and many thousands of hours Beta Testing by our core Trainz community, the new "Service Pack 1" update delivers improved performance and stability and plenty of bug fixes and enhancements across the board.

Trainz: A New Era completely revamps the Trainz series, and takes the train simulation genre to new heights. The all-new graphics engine brings historic and modern routes to life in eye-watering realism. Operate famous locomotives, explore fascinating routes and unleash your creative side designing and building your own routes and Driver Sessions!

Trainz: A New Era provides train-fans with hundreds of hours gameplay in single and multiplayer as well as countless hours creating your own rail masterpiece using the world-renowned "Surveyor" editing tools.

Share and enjoy your creations with our huge community or use the Download Station to access 250.000+ DLC items created by other Trainz fans worldwide.

Key Features

All-new graphics engine with full world shadows and per-pixel lighting


Share your enthusiasm with other rail fans and combine your efforts with others to operate a working rail line!

Our most accurate simulation yet with real time world physics and editing tools!

Calculated at 30 times a second, our physics use a variety of configurable inputs such as engine powers, train weight and rolling resistance whilst taking into account factors like track gradient, curve resistance and track adhesion for each train car when accelerating or decelerating. The brand new real time physics editing tools allow players to tune physics 'on-the-fly' to take their simulation's performance even further.

Brand-new Real-time Physics Editing tools enable users to enter known specifications to accurately monitor all the forces at work. Things like tractive effort, drawbar pull or brake pipe pressure can be monitored at a specific point along the train and input values adjusted "on-the-fly". By analysing and tuning performance without leaving the simulation, real-world train characteristics can be matched perfectly. (It's a bit like running a virtual dynamometer car).

If physics aren't your thing, don't worry. You can leave the fine-tuning of your favourite locomotive's performance to the experts whilst still having the choice between 'Realistic Mode' or 'Easy Mode' driving options.

Procedurally animated spline junctions

An updated set of track laying tools are provided in Surveyor to automatically adds frogs/vee, blades, and checkrails in the correct place on the tracks when making a switch, turnout or junction. The blades then animate as the junction direction is changed.

Realistic cab sway and external train motion

Using a new suspension modelling system and additional track and traincar parameters, cab sway and "car rocking" from both internal and external perspective provide more realistic train motion visuals. When running on rough track, cars will wobble and shake independently.

Smoke and weather affected by world objects

New particle effects and collision systems will prevent rain penetrating a tunnel, smoke will billow out from the underside of a bridge or the top of a tunnel and all particle effects will change velocity, direction and flow more naturally.

Tons of Extra Content

  • Access to over 250,000+ free DLC items via The Download Station
  • In-game downloadable content system for both payware and freeware options
  • Create your own routes with powerful in-game level editing tools
  • Configurable control schemes
  • Our most expansive soundtrack yet
  • Never lose your way with the in-game navigation system
  • Open multiple windows to view and compare items in Preview Mode while creating your world in another window
  • Incl. 250 page digital user manual - a digital PDF providing detailed information on every aspect of Trainz

Brand new Routes and Sessions

Trainz: A New Era provides a variety of high quality routes - both built-in to the core edition or available as Downloadable Content.

Kickstarter County

Based upon the famous Highland Valley route from the early days of Trainz, Kickstarter County has received a huge upgrade with new content, new track, new industries, and new high definition assets.

Chesapeake & Ohio RR, Hinton Division - (United States, 1950)

Hinton Division, one of the major coal producing areas for the C&O, starts just west of Thurmond, WV through to Hinton, WV and includes 4 subdivisions. Laurel Creek, Piney Creek, Rend, and Loup Creek.

ECML Kings Cross - Edinburgh (UK, 1976)

This edition delivers the full route from London Kings Cross Station all the way to Edinburgh in Scotland - a 393 mile drive! With significant updates to almost every feature, this route will transport you back in time to 1976.

Healesville - (Australia, 1910's)

A faithful recreation of the towns, stations, bridges and rural countryside of 1915 Australia. The line includes several notable features, including the 1.6 mile long timber trestle bridge over the Yarra River and flood plains between Yering and Yarra Glen and one of the very few tunnels on the Victorian Railways.

Avery - Drexel - (United States, 1970's) - Deluxe Edition

The Milwaukee Road route runs from the end of the electrification in Avery, across the Bitterroot Mountains via the St Paul Pass, and through to the crew-change point in Alberton. It features Little Joe EF4 electrics and a huge range of seasonal rolling stock.

Warwick to Wallangarra - (Australia 1990's) - Deluxe Edition

Follow the QR Southern railway line through the Darling Downs and into Granite country, right to the border with New South Wales.

Season Town Northern Rail Road – (East or Middle West USA) - Deluxe Edition

The Season Town Northern Rail Road (STNRR) is based in fictional 'Season Town' situated somewhere in the East or Middle West of the USA. The aptly named Season Town supports season change functionality. Control the weather and see how the route responds to the snow! The layout provides a short mainline section as well as a 6 mile branch line connecting a limestone mine with a cement plant, as well as a streetcar network consisting of four branches.

The BiDye Traction Railroad – (Someone's Garage) - Deluxe Edition

The BiDye Traction Railroad shows off the versatility of Trainz: A New Era by creating a virtual model railroad for you to explore. Built in a large virtual garage in much less time and a fraction of the costs of a traditional model railroad, BiDye highlights how Trainz can be used by model train fans as well as prototypical fans alike.

Set up as a short line electric traction railroad serving several inter-dependent industries, the industries served by the railroad include lumber mill, furniture factory, grain mill, commercial bakery, paint and solvent factory, metal can and container factory, and a coal fired electricity plant.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit
    • Processor: Intel 'i' series/AMD K10 series introduced 2009 onwards. 2 physical cores, 2Ghz 64 bit
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 430 or better/ AMD ATI 5550 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 8.1 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5 3330/AMD FX 8350 or better, Quad physical core, 64 bit, 2.3Ghz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 or better/ AMD HD 6950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: i5 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro with 1GB VRAM supporting OpenGL 3.3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: i5 2.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Graphics card with 1 GB VRAM supporting OpenGL 3.3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 26

After the release of Trainz: A New Era the reviews were terrible simply because the game was terrible and still is. If you're thinking to yourself, "why does it say mostly positive" here's why: Before you're done with the tutorial they offer you a small free DLC for writing a review. It doesn't have to be a good review, but you do need to write a one. After you write the review and start playing you'll quickly figure out the game is terrible in almost all aspects. IMO I think most people end up leaving the game and don't come back to edit their review. I pre-ordered Trainz A New Era and I really gave it a chance and time before writing this review. If you want a Train sim, I'd go with Trainz Simulator 12 or Train Simulator 2017. I really don't think you'll be happy with this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
game is fun for train lovers
routes and trains are expensive as hell as a DLC
some of the loading and unloading do not work
business sometimes dont produce or consume materials you bring them so you are pretty much stuck and have to start over.

i wouldnt recommend it until said items is atleast fixed
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7


Grim. "The Best Train Game Just Got Better." LOL. Just LOL. "Stunning Heights of Realism". LMAO! I think I peed my pants!

The "Recent" user review score is no longer corrupted - I guess this one one of those games that was being screened by false ratings - and has been exposed by Steam's new system.

How this product has not been pulled based on its blatant misrepresentation and frankly shockily poor quality is stunning. From insane load times to clunky controls and graphics that are 15 years out of date (yes, 15), it's a stuttering, ugly, mess - even with a high-end PC and post processing you don't have the kind of quality the adverts suggest. There's a reason that the camera is moving so fast in the advert - it's so you can't see the horrible quality of the graphics.

This king has no clothes, and he's warty, fat, and outdated. Avoid this game. Enough said.

PS: When a game is still proudly announcing in its main description its major patch (SP1)... from 10 months ago... you know there's a problem. And when the latest patch after 10 months is still basic fixes and crash reducers, not enhancements, you know is a complete pile.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
They basiclly took TRS2006 and tried to polish it up with better graphics, while taking away most of the content. 4 routes and a few engines. Horribly optimized, like for crying out loud I was only getting 10FPS on a PC that can run Battlefied 1 on ultra settings with no problems. And I can see their going to take the Dovetail way of doing things and charge you an arm and a leg for the DLC. Video gameswere once sold complete..before the dark times..before paid DLC. The sound was horrible, like their still using ♥♥♥♥ from TRS2006 for ♥♥♥♥ sakes, UI is clunky and a little confusing to use (especially the camera modes while in a session) lol a new era? More like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ era.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Ok I'll be quick and to the point. On a GTX 1060 6 GB it runs fine (70FPS) with everything maxed out. However, it has many bugs. For instance in the tutorial mission with lights it black screens. Other than that the lack of routes sucks so ya. Dont bother spending $30 on it. Not worth it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
*Note Steam hours are much less then I have played*

So this reveiw is without taking in DLC, just the base game.

Content lacking this has been becoming an issue since Trainz 2010 and for a loyal fan is a bit depressing. Now I do know there is tons of free content out there but for a base 'plug in and play' so to speak it lacks and while is not a put off for me others this can easily turn them away.

DLC: Need I have to remind any of you that Trainz has a massive amount of free content OUTSIDE OF STEAM so ♥♥♥♥♥ing about the DLC at this point is dumb becuase have you even looked at Train Simulator 2017 or whatever it is now. Now granted I own quite a lot of DLC for this game simpily because I have the money and I wanted to, I feel people are burning it too much for it.

The game itself after SP1 runs great and I really have no more issues with it as a game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
86.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
i love this game but you need to fix its content its not letting me download any content trains into the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
242.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
If you've bought Trainz 12, have a grafics card from the past 2 years (Nividia 900 series/1000 Series) you should be good to buy TAN:E

The bigest learning curve is the new content management system, its works ok, but i still prefer the T2012 verstion of the content magager. my main issue is the removal of content creator plus. without it you have to go into config files and edit things like that. the great thing about the old content manager is that it was easy to use and understand. lets hope they find a new way to fix content without going into configs.

The lighting in this game! 2012 and older had really bland lighing but here its like the devs have given it it a new setting...ultra mega awesome!

basicly if you've got a good enough grafic card, previous experiance in Trainz then you'll like this new verstion of Trainz

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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Lack of content. Have to pay monthly subscription to get mods off of main website (They probably don't even donate to the modders for thier time, and content.). Greedy developers want $600-$700USD for ALL DLCs that should've been included in the base game and not sold seperately. (No thanks.)
Hopefully my little review was helpful. ^_^

I wouldn't be surprised if they got the idea from EA. (>.<)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
after 15 minuts of play, quit with error (macbook pro).
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Penny Lee
8.9 hrs
Posted: October 7
A new era in costs, what was a good old game is now pants at a price, I mean £27 for a single map and I counted 6 for sale, are they mad!!!. They once stood out but now they are just like the normal greedy money printers, not only that but this game is a lot worse than train simulator but at least they have copied the DLC profit marketing idea from them.

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8.5 hrs
Posted: October 2
In terms of how this game pans out, it's a bit too early to tell for certain, but so far, I'd say it looks better than Dovetail Game's equivalent for this type of simulation, and runs much better. While T:ANE has a lot that needs to be added/improved, it currently is in a stable enough state that I am able to find much more enjoyment out of than I honestly was originally expecting. I will be keeping an eye on this game, as well as the updates, and will be updating this review as necessary, but, for now, I'd say if you like simulators of this type, I'd definitely reccommend this out of the options that are currently available, though keep in mind that it will require hardware that is a bit on the more powerful side.
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