Thameslink Class 700 Add On For Brighton Mainline

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  1. akshay26

    akshay26 Member

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    The Thameslink Class 700 Desiro City is a EMU operating on the Thameslink Network. With the replacement of the Class 319s, 377s & 387s on Thameslink, the Class 700s are the only train that operates on Thameslink. These trains were constructed between 2014 & 2018 and have a maximum operating speed of 160km/h or 100mph. We could operate the services between East Croydon & Brighton.

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    We all know that DTG has licensing issues with Thameslink. But maybe in the future, we could see it in the game. Joe Burgess mentioned that he left spaces in the Southern timetable in the Brighton Mainline for this proposed DLC.
     
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  2. samuelbrookes1

    samuelbrookes1 Active Member

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    I definitely agree that the class 700 should be added. Without the class 700, Balcombe, Salfords and Earlswood stations aren't served at all. This could also be layered onto the Southeastern High Speed route.
     
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  3. seandouglas

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    These would be really really good! And would serve as a good basis for other Desiro City trains DTG could produce like the 707 or 717!
     
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  4. akshay26

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    With the licensing issues for Thameslink, they could obtain the license, but not for the Class 700, but it is very easy because it has white, yellow and blue colours
     
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  5. 2martens

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    I'd like this very much. But I am wondering about the licensing issues, because the Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express franchises belong to the same company.
     
  6. tibomatthijs

    tibomatthijs Active Member

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    DTG does finally have Thameslink license (that is what the leak said twice [nothing confirmed])
     
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  7. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    This would be great, but damn can you imagine the FPS with a 700 layer too? Lol. I’d still love to see them added though.
     
  8. ZeenozPlays

    ZeenozPlays Well-Known Member

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    I think they already had the Thameslink license. It's the license for the Class 700 that's the issue.
     
  9. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I’m pretty sure they’d have to go to Siemens for the licensing.
     
  10. AirbourneAlex

    AirbourneAlex Well-Known Member

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    Where did the whole idea of needing a license to model the train type itself actually come from out of curiosity?
     

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