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Buy Train Simulator: Birmingham Cross City Line: Lichfield - Bromsgrove & Redditch Route Add-On

 

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Welcome to the West Midlands! The dense commuter network of Birmingham comes to life in Train Simulator in the form of the Cross City Line.

What is now known today as the Cross City Line, first opened between 1837 and 1885 as various unconnected routes. Even into the British Railways days, each half of the line, to Lichfield, Staffordshire in the north and Redditch, Worcestershire in the south with Birmingham in the middle, was operated independently with drastically differing quality of services.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that a plan was put in place to revitalise the routes, involving a merge of services to form a single through line, re-opening and re-building of stations and building new stations where required. The improvements were a success, however it wouldn’t be until the 1990s where the biggest change occurred.

Until this point, heritage DMUs were still employed along the line, but the 1990s would bring electrification, and with the wires came arguably the most unique EMU in the country, the BR Class 323. Built by Hunslet, which were mainly known for their steam locomotives of days past, the Class 323 is well-known by enthusiasts and often regarded as the “Hyper Networker”, owing to its similarities with the Class 465.

The Class 323 remains in service to this day, having spent recent years in the distinctive London Midland livery, and now also serves Bromsgrove which was added to the line in 2018, offering fast and frequent services through the heart of England’s 2nd city into commuter suburbs and beyond.

Experience the hustle and bustle of modern commuting with the Birmingham Cross City Line in Train Simulator!

Included Scenarios


A selection of Career and Railfan Mode scenarios are included:

  • 1. [323] Early Bird
  • 2. [323] Morning Rush Hour
  • 3. [323] Up & Down to the Valley
  • 4. [323] Across the City
  • 5. [323] Snow Joke
  • 6. [323] Last Train to Longbridge
  • [Railfan] Barnt Green
  • [Railfan] Aston
  • [Railfan] Bournville

More scenarios are available on the 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


  • 37-mile (60 km) Cross City Line from Lichfield Trent Valley to Bromsgrove & Redditch via Birmingham New Street
  • 25 authentically detailed stations
  • Dense commuter services, linking important interchange hubs and local communities
  • Tackle the famed Lickey Incline, the steepest sustained main-line railway incline in Great Britain; 1:37.7 for two miles between Bromsgrove and Barnt Green
  • Includes:
    • BR Class 323 EMU in London Midland livery, making its Train Simulator debut
    • BR Class 350/1, 350/2 and 350/3 in London Midland livery
    • EWS Class 66 V2.0 Add-On
      • 6 Career and 3 Railfan Mode scenarios
      • Quick Drive compatible
      • Download size: 916.9MB

System Requirements

    Minimum for 32-bit:
    • OS: 32-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
    • Storage: 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
    Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.
    Recommended for 32-bit:
    • OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 Required (Other OS versions and types are not supported)
    • Processor: Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50 GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80 GHz Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows)/16 GB or Better (For 64-bit Windows)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM or Better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Connection (May incur additional costs for use)
    • Storage: High Performance SSD Recommended with 40 GB or more available space (Additional Add-Ons will require more)
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Audio Device
    • Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
    Laptop, Notebook, Mobile or Low Power versions of the above specifications (including Intel or Integrated Graphics) may work but are not supported. Updates to Chipset, Graphics and Audio Device Drivers may be required. For information relating to recommended specifications for Train Simulator 64-bit, please refer to the Train Simulator 2019 User Guide.

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