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Rhein - Ruhr Mainline North: Duisburg - Essen - Dortmund

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by thearkerportian, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Moin,

    Part 2 of my Cologne-Duisburg proposal if you will. This section contains the central staions and bustling downtowns of the four big cities in the Ruhrgebiet - Duisburg, Essen, Bochum, and Dortmund. Offers regional, InterCity and ICE lines. Not that there was much of a difference with one big city after the other. It also contains Hattingen. Why? Because it's gorgeous. Kinda. A bit. And it has a railway museum.

    General

    Location: Germany
    Era: Modern
    Length end to end: 60 kilometers (via mainline)
    max speed: 160 km/h
    # of passenger stations: 29
    Service types: Commuter, Local, Regional, InterCity, Highspeed, Cargo
    # of tracks: 2-4
    Electrified? Yes.

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    S1 (Duisburg Hbf - Dortmund Hbf)
    RE1,6,11 (Duisburg Hbf - Dortmund Hbf)
    S3 (Oberhausen Hbf - Hattingen-Mitte)
    RE2, 42 (Duisburg Hbf - Essen Hbf)
    RE16, RB40 (Essen Hbf - Bochum Hbf)
    IC/EC/ICE/Flix/Thalys

    Suitable vehicles (among others):
    BR 146+DoSto (Regio, IC2)
    BR 143+x-Wagen
    BR 101+IC/EC
    ET 422, ET423, 425
    ET 407
    ICE2
    ICE3
    BR 182 (Flixtrain)
    Flirt (Eurobahn, Abellio)
    any cargo engine

    Major Stations
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    Oberhausen Hbf
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    Essen Hbf
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    Bochum Hbf
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    Bochum-Dahlhausen, Museum
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    Dortmund Hbf

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  2. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    And as always the map view.
    DO-DU Map.PNG
     
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  3. FallenAngel00me

    FallenAngel00me Active Member

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    60km is doable for DTG I reckon. Sounds good for the next German route
     
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  4. DB628

    DB628 Well-Known Member

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    Lets do this Route please TrainSim-Daniel for your German Fans.

    But RB 40 should be Essen-Hagen and S3 Oberhausen-Hattingen
     
  5. _TheDragonRider_

    _TheDragonRider_ New Member

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    I'd really love to see this route become real. Unlike any other German route published so far, it also has a huge potential for long distance trains (IC, ICE) because there are not just 2 or less stations for such trains, but 4. If this route is made, there might also be a (quite) a chance for my favourite locomotive to be made (maybe in a DLC), the DBAG class 101. Also there is big potential for freight trains.
     
  6. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    The Cologne-Duisburg part would be even nicer for long distance. Also 4 stations, but up to 250 km/h :)
     
  7. DB628

    DB628 Well-Known Member

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    Or S11 from Düsseldorf Airport to Bergisch Gladbach
     
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  8. Swisstrains

    Swisstrains Active Member

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    That’s a really great idea!
    It would be so nice, and maybe there could also be a chance to get some Swiss Waggons maybe, for the IC!
    IC, EC and ICE‘s would be so cool!
    I hope it will find it’s way to TSW soon!
     
  9. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    BTW I've also proposed the southern part (Cologne-Duisburg) here. Frankly that would be the way more interesting route.
     
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  10. Swisstrains

    Swisstrains Active Member

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    Yeah, but I think it is cooler to have freight and passenger Trains next to each other, so you can see more.
    It‘s my opinion, but a really great idea!
     
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  11. DB628

    DB628 Well-Known Member

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    We can get all haha Germany Nordrhein-Westfalen has all a lot
     
  12. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Nice proposal again. Echoing other comments on how this could be a good way to get German long-distance passenger included.

    If I may ask, how are you making those maps in the OP? Not the Google Earth one, the diagram one.
     
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  13. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Just MS Paint. No magic involved ^^
     
  14. Paulo_1997

    Paulo_1997 Active Member

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    That's a nice suggestion! ;)
    I'm always in for routes in and around ol' Northrhine-Westfalia, since Dortmund is my place of birth. Also it has the best connections with the best trains imo.

    Maybe we get to see some more with TSW2 and it's ICE coming. Anyway I'm excited for the future and hope that we are able to see some diversity in trains!
     
  15. samuelbrookes1

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    Great idea, but most of this route already exists in the Haupstreke Rhein Ruhr DLC, and Dovetail will not be editing that.
     
  16. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    This proposal is a year old, well before Hauptsrecke Rhein Ruhr was released.
     
  17. Lightspeed

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    HRR is way to short in its current form, would love to see a redesign of that route to include the rest of it and give the trains more milage.
     
  18. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    It's a joke that they couldn't add the full s3 line which would only require 6 miles in total of extra track. That's just a joke. When will DTG learn
     
  19. tokatails08

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    Seems like an interesting route, I would like a Duisburg or Essen Hbf to Köln Hbf, with stations such as Düsseldorf Hbf and the airport, Leverkusen with the Bayer plant. Also you can have Köln with the Dom and the main station.
     
  20. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    This route is in the game although it's not a full line which is a repeated joke. Line S1 is only 60 miles in total and we get only 23 miles
     
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