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Release Date: Jan 7, 2016

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Buy Train Simulator: Hamburg Lubeck Route Add-On

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Buy Hamburg Lubeck Route+DB BR 474.3 Twin Pack

Includes 2 items: Train Simulator: DB BR 474.3 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Hamburg-Lübeck Railway Route Add-On

Buy Hamburg Lubeck Route+DB BR 474.3+DB BR 605 ICE TD Collection

Includes 3 items: Train Simulator: DB BR 474.3 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: DB BR 605 ICE TD Add-On, Train Simulator: Hamburg-Lübeck Railway Route Add-On


About This Content

As one of the most important routes in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the Hamburg-Lübeck Railway forms part of the Vogelfluglinie, connecting Germany’s second largest city with the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen.

Initial plans to build a direct railway between the two German cities were drawn up in 1831, however it was another 34 years until the railway actually opened. Previous to the direct route, trains had to travel via Büchen to join the Berlin-Hamburg railway, a diversion approximately 32km (20 miles) longer than the direct route.

Today, the Hamburg-Lübeck Railway has the highest passenger numbers in Schleswig-Holstein, and starts out at Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, the second busiest station in Europe. On departure, the route heads north-east through the suburbs of Hamburg, crossing connecting lines to Hannover, Berlin, Harburg and Hamburg Airport.

Between Hamburg-Rahlstedt and Ahrensburg, the line runs alongside the Stellmoor tunnel valley, and at Bad Oldesloe, the line connects with hourly services to Bad Segeberg and Neumünster, making it the most important intermediate stop on the line. From Bad Oldesloe, the line heads east to Reinfeld before turning north into Lübeck Hauptbahnhof.

Standard services on the line are usually formed of a DB BR 143 or DB BR 218 hauling double decker coaches and the S-Bahn uses DB BR 474.3s, with Regionalbahn services operated by DB BR 648s. ICE TD and IC3 units also run on the route, although since the construction of the Great Belt Bridge between Funen and Zealand, long-distance rail traffic has significantly reduced on the route.

Starting in 2017, upgrades to the Hamburg to Bad Oldesloe section will see new stations at Claudiusstraße, Bovestraße, Holstenhofweg and Pulverhof for S-Bahn operations.

The Hamburg-Lübeck Railway route add-on for Train Simulator includes a number of prototypical rolling stock, including the DB BR 145 electric locomotive, DB BR 218 diesel hydraulic locomotive and DBAG BR 294 diesel freight shunter.


Seven scenarios for the route:
  • Lübeck to Hamburg: Part 1
  • Lübeck to Hamburg: Part 2
  • Hamburg to Lübeck: Part 1
  • Hamburg to Lübeck: Part 2
  • Rescue Requirement
  • Impartial Marshal
  • Hardship Harbour

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

  • 64km (40 mile) route between Hamburg and Lübeck
  • DB BR 145 electric locomotive
  • DB BR 218 diesel hydraulic locomotive
  • DBAG Class 294 diesel freight shunter
  • Scenarios for the route
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Download size: 1,713mb

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
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Posted: January 9
One thing I don't like is no quick drive.
The rest is the best!
EDIT: The BR 474 available in the Twin Pack is not available for QD on ANY German route, so you have to play the 'career'=joke 'scenarios'
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: September 18
Somehow I think this route is pretty boring and plain, especially the part outside Hamburg. I'm not really too impressed with the rolling stock either. Since it's part of the TS2017 package, which gives a 75% discount, it's worth the price. I wouldn't pay the full price of the original DLC though.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: May 1
This is by far the nicest german route for Train Simulator from steam. The scenery is breathtaking. The detail is awesome. Pure awesomeness of german countryside when not in the excellently modelled Hamburg metropolitan area. The only downside of this map are the scenarios provided. Luckily, you can use Quick drive or download scenarios from workshop :) I am planning to create some scenarios for this route because I have fallen in love with it :D BR 218 is not so good, but you can use another rolling stock.

Scenery 10/10
Rolling Stock 6/10
Scenarios 6/10

Overall 9/10 -> Must buy
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 9
Very nice route and a nice addition to my German collection. Not much to add to that. Performance is good except on one single location.

That location was Lübeck depot. Lübeck depot had some very nasty frame rate issues. When doing the Put it on ice scenario with the ICE-TD. When roling past the locomotive depot building I got shutter speed performance. Two loco's where parked inside, another ICE-TD was parked outside. After passing this building all was well again.

This could be an issue regarding the ICE-TD scenario as the ICE -TD is a separate addon.

I saw a video on youtube of this route where the BR218 scenario's where covered. No problems on that system. When the loco passed the same building no loco's where parked there. I'm going to test the same route with these BR218 scenario's to see if that one renders badly on my machine too. That will tell me if this is a route issue or a bad combination of addons.

So I am recommending this route. DTG could do a little compatability check on the ICE-TD addon and this one.

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