For the first time in railroad simulation, play as both the driver and company director! Take the controls of your locomotives and grow your railway empire by negotiating deals and developing your network.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (14) - 71% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (649) - 80% of the 649 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 31, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We wanted to develop the game while giving gamers the chance to provide feedback, which will ensure the final game meets their expectations as much as possible. We will consider all feedback on all aspects of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning Early Access to last several months to ensure we receive as much feedback as possible and to implement all the features required for a train driving simulator. We expect to keep the game in Early Access for 6 to 10 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“For the final version of Train Life: A Railway Simulator, we plan to offer a map with thousands of kilometres of tracks across Europe, which will gradually be revealed during the Early Access period.
Throughout the Early Access period, we will improve the gameplay in terms of the driving aspect and the business management aspect.
We will also add multiple trains as part of the various updates planned during the Early Access period.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We understand how important it is to have a realistic world and gameplay in a railway simulator. We have already started to work hard on this, and we are happy with the current version, even if there is a lot more to improve and add.
The Early Access version of Train Life: A Railway Simulator lets you drive four different locomotives across Germany and create your own company.
You will already have lots of freedom when driving your train through the in-cab gameplay, so you can familiarize yourself with the game basics.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price of Train Life: A Railway Simulator will gradually increase during Early Access as we add new content, new features and improvements based on your feedback.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will collect all player feedback here on our Steam forum and on our social media channels (Discord, Twitter and Facebook). The ideas and requests will then be sent to our team so they can change and add whatever they can.”
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Drive the legendary Orient-Express train made by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits and recreate its famous journey from Paris to Vienna! This bonus is available to Early Access players and will be given in the month after the game officially releases as a thank you for their support and contribution.


About This Game

For the first time in a railway simulator, you are the driver and the company manager!


Drive your passengers or goods across 10 countries and explore the countryside, towns, forests and mountains of Europe from your cab. Each locomotive has its own characteristics (power, braking, etc.), which you need to learn to control them expertly, while following the railway signs and adapting to the weather conditions.


As well as driving trains, you need to operate a successful company. Create your own company; buy and maintain your trains; hire conductors and give them new contracts; explore new routes; and optimize your Passenger and Freight activities. Make the right choices to earn money and grow your business!


  • Drive faithfully reproduced iconic trains, such as the ICE 3, ICE 4 and NEWAG Griffin
  • Create and customize your own trains, from their outer appearance to your cab interior
  • Manage your company: hire conductors, choose contracts, build your network, maintain your locomotives to prevent breakdowns and emergency repairs
  • Travel 10,000 kilometres of track through the towns and countrysides of Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the Alps region
  • Visit a wide range of true-to-life stations, such as Berlin Central Station and Zurich Main Station
  • Follow the railway signage while adapting to the switches and managing speed, track changes, braking distances, station arrivals, and the opening and closing of doors
  • Handle unexpected situations, such as a tree on the line, snow build-up on the tracks, or another train on your track
  • Adapt your driving to the weather conditions and the time of day to prevent accidents, day and night, through downpours and blizzards!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X @ 3.7 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Additional Notes: Please note that these informations aren't final and may be subject to change until the launch of the game.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8 GHz
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB VRAM or more
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Additional Notes: Please note that these informations aren't final and may be subject to change until the launch of the game.

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