Train Sim World 3 Gwml Swindon - Cardiff

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  1. pessitheghost

    pessitheghost Well-Known Member

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    The Swindon to Cardiff Line is a railway line that runs from Swindon in Wiltshire, England to Cardiff in South Wales, UK. The line is approximately 67 miles (107km) long and forms part of the Great Western Main Line, which runs from London Paddington to South Wales. The line was first opened in the mid-19th century and has undergone several upgrades and improvements over the years. It serves a number of towns and cities along the route, including Bristol, Bath, and Newport. The Swindon to Cardiff Line is operated by Great Western Railway, which provides regular passenger services along the route. The line is electrified and most services are operated by electric or bi-mode trains.

    Trains to be used on the Line:
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    A shortened Class 43 High Speed Train used on Regional services between wales and the far west and the south west, Formerly the standardised Intercity Train out of Paddington , These are an iconic set of trains built between 1975 and 1982 by British Rail Engineering Limited. Currently they are being slowly phased out by new Hitachi Class 800s (see below)
    Class 800 Intercity Express Trains
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    The Class 800 is a bimode multiple unit built by Hitachi Rail at kasado works and assembled at newton aycliffe, built as part of the Intercity Express Programme these were the trains built to replace the ageing HST fleet, a very controversial train - these are the current Intercity trains out of London to the rest of southern england and southern wales.
    Class 387s
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    The GWR Class 387 is a type of electric multiple unit (EMU) train used by Great Western Railway (GWR) in the United Kingdom. These trains were introduced in 2016 to replace older rolling stock and to increase capacity on the GWR network. The Class 387 trains are four-car units, with seating for up to 315 passengers. They are designed to operate on both suburban and long-distance routes, with a maximum speed of 110 mph (177 km/h).
    Class 166:
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    The Class 166 is a type of diesel multiple unit (DMU) train used by various train operators in the United Kingdom, including Great Western Railway and South Western Railway. These trains were introduced in the late 1990s and early 2000s to replace older rolling stock and to increase capacity on regional and suburban routes. The Class 166 trains are typically three-car or two-car units, with seating for up to 200 passengers. The Class 166 trains are powered by diesel engines and have a maximum speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). They are designed to operate on both regional and suburban routes, and are used for services such as the Thames Valley and the North Downs lines.

    Class 66 RHTT

    STATIONS on the Swindon - Cardiff Line
    Swindon
    Swindon Train Station is a railway station located in Swindon, a town in the county of Wiltshire, England. It is situated on the Great Western Main Line, which runs from London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales. The station is served by various train companies, including Great Western Railway, CrossCountry, and South Western Railway. Trains from Swindon run to many destinations across the country, including London, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, and Plymouth.

    Bristol Parkway
    Bristol Parkway is a railway station located in Stoke Gifford, a suburb of Bristol in South West England. It is situated on the main railway line between London and South Wales, known as the Great Western Main Line. The station serves as a major transport hub for the Bristol area, with frequent train services operated by Great Western Railway and CrossCountry. Trains run to various destinations across the country, including London Paddington, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Plymouth.

    Filton Abbey Wood:
    Filton Abbey Wood is a railway station located in the town of Filton, South Gloucestershire, England. It serves as a transport hub for the surrounding area, including the northern suburbs of Bristol, and is located on the mainline between Bristol Temple Meads and South Wales

    Stapleton Road
    Stapleton Road is a railway station located in the Easton area of Bristol, South West England. It serves as a transport hub for the surrounding area, including the neighborhoods of St. George, Easton, and Fishponds.

    Lawrence Hill
    Lawrence Hill is a railway station located in the Lawrence Hill area of Bristol, South West England. It serves as a transport hub for the surrounding area, including the neighborhoods of Easton, St. Pauls, and St. Philips.

    Bristol Temple Meads
    Bristol Temple Meads is the main railway station in Bristol, South West England. It is the oldest and largest of the city's two main stations, the other being Bristol Parkway. The station was opened in 1840 and has undergone several renovations and upgrades over the years. It is currently owned by Network Rail and operated by Great Western Railway. Bristol Temple Meads has 15 platforms, making it one of the largest railway stations in the South West of England. It is a major transport hub, with regular services operated by Great Western Railway to London Paddington, Cardiff Central, Plymouth, Exeter, and other destinations across the South West and Wales.


    Patchway
    Patchway is a railway station located in the town of Patchway in South Gloucestershire, England. It is situated on the Great Western Main Line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway
    Pilning
    Piling station, which is situated on the Great Western Main Line between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. The station is served by local trains operated by Great Western Railway, with regular services to Bristol Temple Meads, Severn Beach, and Avonmouth.

    Severn Tunnel Jcn
    Severn Tunnel Junction is a railway station located in Monmouthshire, Wales, near the border with England. It is situated on the Great Western Main Line between Bristol Temple Meads and Newport, and is named after the nearby Severn Tunnel, which runs under the Severn Estuary. The station is served by local and long-distance trains operated by Great Western Railway and CrossCountry. It is an important transport hub for the area, with frequent trains running to various destinations across the UK, including London Paddington, Bristol, Cardiff, and Birmingham.

    Newport
    Newport Train Station is a major railway station located in the city of Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom. It is the third-busiest station in Wales after Cardiff Central and Swansea, and it serves as an important transportation hub for both local and long-distance services.



    Cardiff Central
    Cardiff Central is the largest railway station in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales in the United Kingdom. The station is located in the city center and serves as a major transport hub for both local and long-distance services. Cardiff Central station was first opened in 1850 and underwent major renovations and improvements in the 1930s and again in the 1990s. The station is currently owned by Network Rail and is operated by Transport for Wales. The station has 12 platforms, with services operated by various train companies including Transport for Wales, Great Western Railway, and CrossCountry. The station provides connections to many destinations across Wales, as well as to London Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, and other cities in the United Kingdom.

    SCENARIOS:
    Welshman -
    Drive a Class 800 on a Early Morning service from Swindon to Cardiff making stops at Bristol and Newport
    Rush Hour -
    Drive a Class 800 from Swindon to Cardiff but be aware due to engineering works and high rail traffic there is restrictions
    Matchday!
    Drive a Class 387 operating to help deal with the heavy match crowds from a championship matchday
    Dirty Diesels
    Drive the Penzance Bound HST as far as bristol temple meads before changing drivers
    Bristol Commuter
    Drive a slow class 166 from Bristol Temple Meads to bristol parkway via filton abbey wood
    Delays!
    Drive a delayed Plymouth - Paddington train via Bristol Temple meads due to engineering works on the Bathampton line

    In conclusion this would be a good suggestion for TSW3 as it offers a lot of movement from Freight, To regional and commuter services in the south west of england, and doesn’t have too many stations, and is of appropriate length for train sim world.
     
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  2. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    You got a TSC route here being remade for TSW 3
     
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  3. pessitheghost

    pessitheghost Well-Known Member

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    yes, i would love to see more GWML action, and it’s much easier to design since we have all 3 trains apart from the class 800, it’s long, busy and there isn’t too many stations to model and scenery isn’t really too bad apart from bristol, and even better we have a busy station at temple meads and cardiff central because there’s enough trains there
     
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  4. pessitheghost

    pessitheghost Well-Known Member

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    Edit* the route is 67 miles long
     

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