This is a representation of the London, Tilbury & Southend Railway. The map includes the full route including many of the sidings close to the Thames estuary. The included timetable is taken from 04/02/2019 early in the morning at 04:00am the time when passenger trains come into service.
Amongst traffic are a couple of freight services which all carry the headcode FRGT matching their descriptors on the public database, the lack of standard headcode being that the exact information and nature of the cargo are classified. This may cause slight confusion but if you keep note of the locations you should be ok as the entrance time is staggered. Note also that some of these freight services have stopping times and are scheduled to be held at sidings before continuing onward.
Included in the LTS folder is a session which sets up automatic signal routes.
## The Route
The route includes all LTS lines with the following principal stations:
– London Fenchurch Street
– West Ham
– Dagenham Dock
– Chafford Hundred
– West Horndon
– Tilbury Town
– East Tilbury
– Southend Central
– Southend East
– Thorpe Bay
in addition Woodgrange Park station is included on the spur from the Gospel Oak to Barking Line.
Other notable features include:
– East Ham EMU Depot
– Shoeburyness Carriage Sidings
– Pig’s Bay yard near Shoeburyness
– London Gateway
– Thames Haven
– Thames Oilport and Coryton Refinery
– Ripple Lane Sidings
– Tilbury Docks
– Purfleet Sidings
– District Line/DLR/Jubilee Line platforms (not controllable) at West Ham, Barking & Upminster
Tips during operation:
– It is recommended you keep open the notification window, this is so you are aware of services entering the map, especially at the East Ham and Shoeburyness depots
– DO take note of the service information which you obtain by hovering over a service, some freight services are scheduled to be held at positions for up to 30 minutes
This is a ‘mostly’ accurate representation of the area between Bridgwater and Bristol. Due to limitations within ROS platform assignment is not possible, however platforms have been labelled within Temple Meads station for added realism and included within this directory is a more detailed rundown of the included timetable which is based on real workings between 07:00 and 08:00 on 02/01/2019, Schedule_02022019.txt.
However as trains will stop at the first valid platform they encounter and Temple Meads being formed of several half and half platforms, you may find that getting the train to stop at the timetabled location is not possible.
Note the map comes in three sections, be warned the first (Bridgwater-Weston) will likely be hidden when you start (it is above).
Coverage and Description of Main Features
Huntspill Level Crossing near Highbridge & Burnham
Stations included within this simulation are:
Highbridge & Burnham
Nailsea & Backwell
Bristol Temple Meads
Additional stopping/passing points include:
Barrow Road (very overgrown now!)
Bristol Freightliner Terminal
North Somerset Junction
Bristol West Junction
Narroways Hill Junction
Entrances and Exits are located at:
North Somerset Junction (Bottom Right)
Bridgwater (Top Left)
Narroways Hill Junction (Centre Right)
St Andrews Road (Centre Left)
Barton Hill TMD (Centre Middle)
Take note of the connection between Bristol West Junction South (Centre Right) and St Philip’s Marsh TMD (Bottom Left).
A session is included with some signals between junctions and crossovers being set to automatic.
Here’s a New Year challenge from Xeon! Download and unzip the session file below and run it, and see if you can get the horizontal trains in and out without crashing. I haven’t succeeded so far but will keep trying. Perhaps you’ll have better luck?
Continuing on from the other Southeastern routes is another chunk of the Southeastern network. This time from Grove Park to Hildenborough (Including Orpington and Sevenoaks,) Hildenborough to Ashford International (Including Tonbridge,) and Ashford International on it’s own (including part of the High Speed – 300kph – link to the Channel Tunnel.)
All timetables are based on a the Southeastern May 2018 timetables, the Govia Thameslink timetable, and Eurostar 2018 summer timetables. These can be downloaded directly from the operators.
A session file has been included for the Hildenborough to Ashford Intl afternoon rush hour.
Grove Park to Hildenborough
Watch for high-speed through trains first thing in the morning. You may want to hold semi-fast services at Sevenoaks to let them pass ahead.
No trains on these timetables use the Chatham loop. You may automatically route through that junction.
Hildenborough to Ashford Intl
Watch out for the change of destination after the rush hour: Beltring trains switch to terminating at Tonbridge rather than Paddock Wood during the day.
Watch for early trains carrying platform numbers. If you don’t deliver to the right platform, you will have problems getting them to their destinations.
The Westenhanger branch and the High Speed line is fully reversible on both lines in both directions. In practice, on the included timetable, all trains enter in on one line and are expected to depart on the other.
It’s a marshalling yard created by Xeon who is Chinese, so if some of the names look odd it’s because the appropriate Chinese font isn’t loaded. The image above is taken from Xeon’s computer where the names display correctly. However not having the correct font won’t affect operation of the railway.
The individual vehicles enter from the left and assemble into trains. Care must be taken to ensure that each vehicle takes the appropriate track for its train – a lot of advanced planning is called for here! Prior to departure the leading vehicle enters from the right and attaches to its train, which by then is fully assembled, and finally the train departs towards the right.
There are 18 trains in all to be correctly assembled and sent on their way, and there are 18 tracks so you will need to use them all. Good luck – you are certainly going to need it!