Hi all, many (Germany focused) TSW players have at least some interest in connecting the existing Ruhr Area routes. In light of my recent suggestion for the Köln-Wuppertal route, I made a map that shows some of the Ruhr Area railway lines. It is based on a map of German Intercity lines. I'll use the map for my future suggestions, and you are free to do so aswell. I'm hoping it will one day be a good starting point for the Rollbahn from Hamburg to the Ruhr area (which is also included in the map). I've also included the route from Köln to Koblenz, the route from Köln to Frankfurt and the route from Köln to Duisburg, as they are popular requests. A connection to the Netherlands, for which I also made a suggestion is also added. This connection offers some interesting options, with the stationary power changeover at Bad-Bentheim for the Intercity service between Amsterdam and Berlin. Please note that I'm not suggesting these routes all at once, but rather as a framework for Ruhr-related DLC over the coming years. Germany, and definetly the Ruhr area, are already overrepresented in TSW, so I personally think that just Köln-Wuppertal and Enschede-Amersfoort should come this year. Already suggested routes from this map: Köln-Wuppertal (with National Express Talent 2 and ICE 2) - by me Köln-Düsseldorf-Duisburg (with ???) - by Perks390 Köln-Frankfurt High Speed Line (with ???) - by Swedewagon Köln-Koblenz (with BR 146.2, 101, 361 and 155) - by MrSouthernDriver Enschede-Amersfoort (with NS ICMm and SGMm) - by me Note: I'm thinking of making my own suggestions of some of the above routes, as their missing parts like which loco's could run on them, or could do with a little more information. I will only do so when the original poster allow me to do so, and don't expect these suggestions anytime soon. For the Dutch connection not only the DB BR 101, but also the NS serie 1700 locomotives are required. The BR 189 and BR 193 also operate on this border section. Currently the 1700 and BR 189 are included as possible DLC for the Enschede-Amersfoort suggestion, this will probably change when I make a suggestion for Hengelo-Osnabrück. How to join these routes into a network? For this I have made a seperate suggestion. It works by asking you if you want to continue your service on the next route. It then loads out the current route, and loads in the next. Check out the suggestion for more details. Additional information to the map, and problematic route lengths. Some of the routes on the map aren't really feasible at this time, as they are either too short or long. Mainly connecting Hagen to Bochum over Dortmund is a bit of a puzzle to me, as this would be a very short route and there are no passenger trains going from Hagen to Bochum directly, you always have to connect at Dortmund. Therefore the line wouldn't make sense, as the services on it would only run for ~20 km, this is mainly down to HRR just being too short to make sense, this wouldn't be a problem if HRR ran until Dortmund. On the other hand, the route from Aachen to Duisburg over Mönchengladbach is too long. The same goes for the route from Duisburg to Münster. Yet both of this routes would be too short when cut in half. They do seem to get closer to being realistic, with for example LGV being quite long. There are also some more possible routes in the area, that I've not included for the sake of simplicity. The S-bahn line from Mönchengladbach via Düsseldorf and Wuppertal to Hagen, of which only the latter part is in game right now, comes to mind.