Actual route, with a relaxing Sunday timetable taken from 2018/2019 timetables of the various operators. TfL Routes run to timetabled times (unrealistic, I know All trains are headed with an estimate of the real-life performance figures as much as possible.
Each incoming train contains a *suggested* platform number that matches what appears in real life but it’s really down to you.
Stansted Express leaves via Hackney Downs Fast (DF) others are marked. You do not need to touch the Romford to Upminster line, nor the London Underground at Stratford. They will handle themselves.
Those of you with good memories might recall that Xeon submitted an earlier video of his GuangZhouNan station and surrounding lines in February of last year, but this is an enhanced version where the program has been modified to allow longer train identifiers, as is usual on China’s railways. He has added a great soundtrack to accompany it so please make sure your sound is on when you play it.
GuangZhouNan is the busiest station in China with about 45 trains per hour at peak times!
Below are two still shots of the railway in zoomed-out and zoomed-in modes
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?