Train Sim World 3 adds new ScotRail Glasgow to Edinburgh route

A new ScotRail Glasgow route has been introduced to Train Sim World 3 which shows off Queen Street Station’s impressive revamp.

Players will be able to pull into the virtual station, which recently had a £120m makeover, from Thursday, January 26.

It comes as an Edinburgh to Glasgow journey is set to be introduced promising “fine details” of both cities.

Read more: ScotRail adds more Glasgow services amid train strikes

The route is the game’s longest to date as it moves virtual passengers from the city to Scotland’s capital.

Customers will be forking out £29.99 for the route which requires Train Sim World 3 and it is on sale for £49.99.

Glasgow Times:

Unlike Dovetail Games previous Train Sim World 3 releases, the Edinburgh to Glasgow expedition comes courtesy of a Scottish-based developer, Rivet Games, based in Stirling.

It will see players riding the inter-city line on ScotRail’s Class 385, dressed with the saltire and national colour of Scotland.

These trains were considered a major upgrade for Scotland’s rail services when they were introduced in 2018.

Offering more capacity and increasing in energy efficiency the units cut 10,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year and moved more passengers along the Edinburgh to Glasgow route than ever before.

This is the first time that modern Scottish traction has entered Train Sim World leaving fans excited to experience it in the game.

The game will also see an introduction of a working Train Monitoring System where players can alter the frequency of passenger announcements on their train.

Glasgow Times:

Passenger announcements have themselves long been requested by the Train Sim World community and make their debut in this add-on.

Collectables make an appearance as in all Train Sim World routes and for Edinburgh to Glasgow, these come in the form of haggis plushies and suitcases adorned with bagpipes in addition to the standard route maps and posters that players will have to find.

The route will be available for Windows PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles at the end of the month.



Dovetail Games said: “This route, set not far from their base in Stirling, is their longest to date and covers the busy line between Scotland’s two biggest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“Not only are both cities recreated in fine detail, including that iconic railway vista of the Balmoral Hotel looking gracefully over Edinburgh Waverley Station, but along the line lie a succession of stations familiar to those who regularly use the route.

“Linlithgow which featured in a somewhat cryptic tease by Rivet Games just before Christmas, Polmont and Falkirk High are separated by impressive viaducts and though Glasgow has featured in Train Sim World before, through the Cathcart Circle route add-on, this route sees players arrive at the gloriously renovated Glasgow Queen Street Station, rather than Glasgow Central.”

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