Written by: TrainSim-James
Service Mode is key to the experience within Train Sim World, giving you a real life 24 hour timetable and the freedom to drive any service you desire, or simply walk around railfanning, exploring; and, with Great Western Express, you can ride along as a passenger too!
BR Class 43
Putting the ‘Express’ in Great Western Express, the BR Class 43 operates the fast services on the Great Western Main Line, and apart from a few exceptions in the peak hours, runs non-stop between London Paddington and Reading.
In Train Sim World, you will have the option of running any of the 97 timetabled services, which also includes empty stock moves in and out of Old Oak Common Depot. Or of course, you can just be a passenger, and go for a ride along the entire route aboard GWR’s stylishly refurbished Mk3 rolling stock.
BR Class 166
Responsible for the bulk of commuter action in the Thames Valley, the BR Class 166 handles the slower workings for GWR, providing more frequent stopping than the HST and getting passengers from the outskirts into the heart of London.
In Train Sim World, there will be no less than 229 services operated by the BR Class 166. Keeping to timetable will be your greatest challenge, and route knowledge will become essential to perfect every station stop. Again, you can also ride as a passenger, and work between stations and depots throughout your shift.
BR Class 66
DB Cargo Rail UK operate daily through the Thames Valley transporting freight from one junction to the next, and their fleet of BR Class 66s work the bulk of all traffic on the Great Western Main Line, and beyond.
In Train Sim World, a total of 13 freight services will be working through the Thames Valley. Slower movements, between the bustling passenger timetable is a definite chance to take in the scenery, or will you stand on the platform, await the approaching freight traffic and try to capture that once-in-a-lifetime shot?
With Service Mode, you will be encompassed into the bustling, daily operations of the Great Western Main Line. Click here to download the full Train Sim World: Great Western Express Service Mode timetable. As you will see, the sheer number of services is quite remarkable, and will offer an endless supply of challenges for you to hone your skills. To get on-board, make sure you head to the Store as Train Sim World: Great Western Express is available now! ■
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