London Commuter Class 455 Add-on

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  1. onepewpew#8391

    onepewpew#8391 Member

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    Here i am suggesting an add-on for the Brighton mainline route in TSW2
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    This add on is the class 455/8 operated by southern for south London commuter services.
    This train would operate services from Victoria to many places such as
    -Sutton & Epsom
    (terminating at selhurst in game)
    -London Bridge to coulsdon town
    (East Croydon to purely in game)
    -London Bridge to caterham
    (Streathem common to purely in game)

    This allows the opportunity to add more services and/or replace existing ones operated by 377’s.
    I think this would be a great edition to the BML and the player would feel more immersed.
     

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  2. Trainmania100

    Trainmania100 Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense to add it, would bring a real south London feel
     
  3. elarthur

    elarthur Well-Known Member

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    Love this suggestion as 455/8s have been part of this system since the early 1980s.
     
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  4. Factor41

    Factor41 Well-Known Member

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    She ain't a looker!
     
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  5. asilgram

    asilgram New Member

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    Yes! This would be great and they could add the actual Caterham line
     
  6. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    They already have the services active for the 377s, so I don’t see why they couldn’t.
     
  7. fabdiva

    fabdiva Well-Known Member

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    Early Model 455s were never pretty, but southern managed to make them worse by removing the gangway and painting them in a way that highlights the bodge!

    Later builds got the same cab as the 150 which makes them a bit less ugly
     
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  8. elarthur

    elarthur Well-Known Member

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    The Class 455/8, like the Class 317/1 and Class 210 units were originally designed to have a 4 digit route indicators displayed above the gangway connections as part of the early specifications. By the time they were complete, this feature was no longer necessary and came from the factory with blanked off boxes which couldn't be removed as the were integral to the mould. Although certainly not pretty, the ugliness had a purpose at the start and made these units stand out a little, be that a good or bad thing.
     
  9. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad suggestion, would prefer EPB or VEP but unlike the Plasticstars at least the 455’s whine and growl like a traditional DC EMU.
     
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  10. seandouglas

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    This would be great! I do love a 455.
    Hopefully they'll have a version with a gangway for use on SWT routes/AI should they come.
     
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  11. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    More services and more locos are exactly what BML needs on last gen .
    Jokes aside , this would be a very good dlc , and I would buy it . However I would prefer the 700
     
  12. Br425

    Br425 Well-Known Member

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    I would honestly prefer, if they made the South Western Railway / South West Trains class 455 along with a new route (and maybe the 450 and 444 as well?). These are like the highest trains on my wishlist...
     
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  13. Matthew Wilson

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    The only possible issue with this is that consoles are already struggling with the current level of service, so adding a ton more may not do them any good
     
  14. Southern Driver

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    youd replace a lot of the south London metro services currently running with 377 to 455.
     
  15. ZeenozPlays

    ZeenozPlays Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see these units in the game. It would be a nice addition to an already stacked route.

    I know that DTG said that Route Extensions won't be happening anytime soon, but I would love to see a Southern Metro Extension, which allowed us to operate these trains across the South of London, along all of the Suburban/Metro routes that Southern runs.
     
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  16. johnmcglade30

    johnmcglade30 Member

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    This locomotive we would like it to be added to the Brighton mainline
     
  17. elaineedwards2013

    elaineedwards2013 Active Member

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    It would be nice to add the old Class 442 Gatwick Express as a new add-on too, but excellent suggestion.
     
  18. seandouglas

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    This could easily be a stand alone route akin to South London Network in TSclassic. I'd also love a couple of the South London/BML branch lines to appear if they do have an extension such as to Epsom, Sutton etc
     
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  19. djgaming#7176

    djgaming#7176 Member

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    The Class 455 would be cool to drive on this route not going to lie here.
     

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