Train Sim World 2 Tests Your Operator Skills with Rush Hour Expansion

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Are you ready for Rush Hour? Dovetail Games

It looks like players are about to be tested in the newest expansion of Train Sim World 2. Rush Hour puts players in the operator’s seat of commuter trains and tasks them to navigate the busy rail networks and meet tight schedules.

The expansion is slated to be released this summer on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. However, next-gen versions will come out at a later date with the expansion to be included with the base game.


 

New Routes

For this expansion, players are introduced to the new passenger system. There are three busy routes with a variety of passengers changing between stations. At peak times, players can expect higher passenger volumes. The three routes and trains are:

  • Northeast Corridor: Boston to Providence
    • Amtrak's ACS-64 "City Sprinter"
    • MBTA's F40PH-3
  • Brighton Main Line: London Victoria to Brighton
    • Southern's BR Class 377/4
    • Gatwick Express BR Class 387
  • Bahnstrecke Riesa to Dresden
    • DB BR 442 "Talent 2"

Upgraded Version

As previously mentioned, the game will arrive on next-gen consoles. In preparation for that release, the game is upgrading to Unreal Engine 4.26. Several new features focused on immersion are included, which would offer higher frame rates, faster load times, and improved visuals.

Roadmap

Dovetail Games announced in a post that the upgrades for the Long Island Railroad and Rapid Transit routes are now in the final stages of testing. These will be released after tests are completed. The studio did say that at present, they have removed the individual upgrades for Rapid Transit.

Here are some of the things players can expect:

  • Next Arrival
    • [Moved Up] [Route Add-On] DBB-R7 05 - Hamburg to Lübeck. With DB BR 112 + Doppelstockwagen & MRCE BR 182
  • ​Upcoming
    • [Fix] Bakerloo Line speed limits now trigger from the front of the train
    • [Fix] Reinstate London landmarks for console on Bakerloo Line
    • [Guide] TGV Duplex video tutorial
    • [Guide] BR Class 483 EMU video tutorial
    • [Improvement] Add Platform Departure Boards to East Coastway
    • [Improvement] Add Platform Departure Boards to Rapid Transit
    • [Improvement] Long Island Railroad route upgrade
    • [Improvement] Rapid Transit route upgrade
    • [Improvement] [MSB] Upgraded track rendering (Main Spessart Bahn)
    • [Improvement] [MSB] Added platform edge climb up functionality
    • [Improvement] [MSB] Added Platform Departure Boards
    • [Improvement] [MSB] Localisation improvements
    • [Improvement] [MSB] Fixed holes in the environment
    • [Improvement] [DB BR 182] Added Livery Editor support
    • [Improvement] [DB BR 182] Added RailDriver support
    • [Improvement] [DB BR 182] Expanded available train formations in the Scenario Planner

View the complete plans for the future here.

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