Written by: TrainSim-James
Coming December 14th, our next expansion for Train Sim World, entitled Rapid Transit, will bring the bustling Leipzig S2 Line to life, and you can pre-order it now!
Originally formed from two separate networks, the Halle and the Leipzig S-Bahns of 1969, which were then lined in 2004, the reformed Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn was established following the completion of the Leipzig City Tunnel in December 2013. The new tunnel, which started construction in July 2003, unlocked service potential through the centre of Leipzig with all S-Bahn lines serving the 4 brand new underground stations, all of which are uniquely detailed.
The exact definition of where the S2 Line runs has changed multiple times since the inception of the Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn, today however it covers the 70+ Kilometer route from Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz, a station south of Leipzig which opened in September 1842, and Dessau Hauptbahnhof, 177 years old and a terminus of the Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn since December 2015.
With a modern network would come modern traction, and with the start of the Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn, a fleet of 51 Bombardier ‘Talent 2’ EMUs was ordered to run on the S-Bahn lines, including the S2. A majority of the Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn Talent 2 fleet, which is classified as the DB BR 1442, is formed of 3 articulated coaches, which often run in pairs to form 6-car sets in the busy hours. These Talent 2s are quite different in respect to most other German examples, as they are resplendent in a sleek sliver livery.
There is little doubt of the Talent 2’s popularity, over 360 have been ordered since they started production in 2008, and they offer the latest in ergonomics, diversity and safety; in fact, their nickname of “Hamsterbacke” (Hamster Cheeks) is derived from their characteristic, crash-optimised cab design. With an operating speed of 160 km/h, the Talent 2 EMUs are ideally suited to commuter operation, and are perfect for working the Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn.
The Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn S2 Line, featuring action, precision and popular traction, will be your next available experience in Train Sim World! Get your first look at Train Sim World: Rapid Transit below! Note: You can click on the images below to make them larger, and download them to adorn your computer desktop.
24 Stations | 70+ Kilometers | 60+ Trains a Day | Incredible Detail Throughout
Pre-Order Train Sim World: Rapid Transit Today!