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Positive (17 reviews) - 100% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 8, 2012

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Buy Train Simulator: South West Trains Class 444 EMU Add-On

Packages that include this game

Buy Train Simulator: UK Collection

Includes 5 items: Train Simulator: Freightliner Class 66 v2.0 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: GEML Class 90 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Great Eastern Main Line London-Ipswich Route Add-On, Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Route Add-On, Train Simulator: South West Trains Class 444 EMU Add-On

Buy Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Collection

Includes 6 items: Train Simulator: BR Class 33 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: BR Class 421 '4CIG' Loco, Train Simulator: BR Class 423 ‘4VEP’ EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Class 455 EMU Add-On, Train Simulator: Portsmouth Direct Line Route Add-On, Train Simulator: South West Trains Class 444 EMU Add-On

 

About This Content

The Class 444 is a superb modern image EMU for the Portsmouth Direct Line, and comes complete with Portsmouth Direct Line scenarios and plenty to keep you busy in the cab.

The Class 444 ‘Desiro’ electrical multiple units (EMUs) were built by Siemens AG in 2003 and 2004. Forty-five of these flagship sets were built to handle express services for South West Trains, as part of the process of replacing ageing ‘slam-door’ rolling stock so familiar to commuters in the south of England. After the teething problems encountered when introducing other new trains types in the UK, the 444s were subject to extensive testing at the Wildenrath test track prior to entering service. These 5-car units can run at 100mph on 750 volts DC, and with many realistic in-cab features, the Class 444 is a great addition to your Portsmouth Direct Line.

Includes

Class 444 Electric Multiple Unit in white south west livery, includes DMOC, PTOSLW, TOLSB1, TOLSB2 and DMOS units.
Features include moving sun blind, brake hold button (used for hill starts), desk light, Driver Reminder Appliance (DRA) and driver’s master key.

Scenarios

8 Scenarios for the Portsmouth Direct Line:
  • Introduction to Class 444
  • Route 17 pt1
  • Route 17 pt2
  • Join Together
  • Epsom Down
  • Southern Divide
  • Short Form
  • Desiro Rescue
  • Plus 5 free roams
PLEASE NOTE: This add-on requires the Portsmouth Direct Line Expansion Pack (available separately) to run.

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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 2, 2015
Nice train (EMU) that has chalanging/intesting scearios to play on the Portsmouth direct line
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 27
This is a highly reccomended train.

Pros:
Good sounds
Realistic cab
Scenarios for right route
CHEAP

Cons:
No passenger view
Horn is set length and wrong tone

Highly reccomended!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 27
To be honest, there's not much difference to this Multiple Unit to the 450 that comes default with the Portsmouth Direct Line. Apart from one thing: the Brakes have been improved fantastically. There's no now need to throw the Brake's on to near 'Emergency' just to get a 10 car train to stop at a red signal. Plus, it comes with plenty of scenarios which, for the price, is always going to get a glowing report from me.

So... yeah. Not much else to say - it's there if you want it, but I recommend getting it as it does add a bit more life to the PDL.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 20, 2015
Unquestionably the best EMU available on Train Simuator. It looks nippy, feels nippy and is nippy. 0-60mph takes barely 40secs, braking is amazing, undoubably the best of any train I have driven. You can enter a 12-car long platform at 60mph, put the brakes to Full Service (81%) and she will stop perfectly. In Emergency I'm surprised she doesn't rip up the track behind her, she stops that quickly. This train is far better for the Portsmouth Direct Line than the '450s', equipped with better brakes, a good First Class area and even a small buffet counter. Thorougly recommended for those who like quick off the mark EMUs, and those who want give commuters a more pleasant (certainly speedy) journey.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 11, 2015
The Class 444 has always been my favourite train, and it is on Train Simulator. I would recommend it, but it has one issue: which is the doors, opening and closing extremely fast. I would also say, the Armstrong Powerhouse sound pack helps this train a lot! 8/10
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