Hello all, today i will be making the route suggestion of the Southeastern metro, from London Charing Cross and Cannon Street to Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal, Bexleyheath ant Sidcup, set in the current day. The ‘code’ for this route add on could possibly be 3.GCK-R7 03. A Route Overview Starting (or ending) at either Charing Cross or Cannon Street just north of the thames, many lines meet up as you arrive into the beautifully rebuilt london bridge station. After the latter, you’re racing along one of the first commercial railways in britain as you approach the area of lewisham, where each of the different lines diverge from one another. The line via Woolwich splits off first(if going via deptford) and the other 2 lines continue to lewisham station where they will then go their separate ways. The ‘middle’ line, known as the bexleyheath line is fairly straight as it goes through the suburbs of Eltham, Welling and Bexleyheath where it then eventually joins the north kent line just next to the vast slade green depot. The north kent line section of the route stays close to the thames for a fair part of its route as it goes through the likes of Charlton, woolwich and abbey wood. Last but not least, the bottom of the 3 lines, known as both the Dartford Loop Line and the sidcup line surpasses the areas of hither green, sidcup and Bexley before joining the other 2 lines just outside of dartford. Overall, this route would really give the south london metro style feel to the game, of which i think would be very welcomed by many players. In total, the route is approximately 42 miles in length, so is a decent stretch for players considering the scenery and density of the lines. Here are some maps of the 3 different lines included. So why this route? There are many reasons i feel this route should be added to train sim world 3, one of those being the amount of variety of services this network of commuter lines would give to players. With some services going from end to end (example, cannon st to dartford via bexleyheath) others form what’s known as a ‘Cannon Street Looper’ where a train will start at Cannon St, go via the North Kent line and loop back around via Bexleyheath towards central London again. These are often displayed as trains to ‘Slade Green’ or ‘Bexleyheath’ as it is a longer way to get into the capital. Now that i’ve spoken about the route itself, let’s take a look at what trains/locos this route would come with as standard in the next part of this thread.