Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by AyrtonS8, Dec 15, 2017.
Interesting route, I use the metro on a daily basis. Wouldn't mind driving it!
Aye, and always wondered just how the old stock run myself. Be nice if they were ever simulated as an archive piece of the 80s, cause no way will any new stock be quite like the quirky 994s
Just for fun...
(Disclaimer: These aren't real, route has not been announced, don't bombard DTG for information etc.)
What if Dovetail Games now says the route is really coming ?
Oh boy if only! Anyone at DTG looking at this? Part of the work's just been done for you!
Looks cool, quick tip - the unit should not be covered by the logo, so you need to move it to the left/right depending on the image
That first one really looks like an in-game screenshot too, nice!
Just need the real thing now hey? Especially those metrocars, they have a certain charm to them after all...
They are very nice. The seat at the front is the best spot. Theres not many trains where you can see out the front window, in the UK at least.
Agreed, always sat at the front when I went over to visit family, would do the whole network for the day, great fun everytime
FANTASTIC proposal!! I've been interested in the Tyne and Wear Metro system since I was a kid - I've never ridden on it, but from the details your proposal lays out and what I know of it through open source research, it would make a strong addition as a TSW route!
20/07/2019 - Article updated to;
- Include a section about stations on the network
- Images replaced with more detailed ones
If only that was legit
Maybe it will be soon - if miracles happen and it's next UK route
I'm basically doing the poster work for them haha!
Hey you never know, the last two UK routes have been in the north and after a forum post on here about the TVL look what happened. Also Tyne and Wear would surely be the natural progression so to speak after Yorkshire and Teesside?
Haha! That would be great.
(Just seen this reply now in 2020)
Just for the record, I absolutely would not buy that!
Good idea now all you got to do is get Matt and team to sort it as I asked Matt on live YouTube stream when we will get new British tsw route to which I got reply we’ve got one east coastway so good luck with that though is good idea and I’d buy though as they say chance be a fine thing and I think as far as DTG and tsw concerned more chance of winning lottery as they forever say give us proposals yet I’ve never seen anything be it multiple units or routes asked for actually implemented take London Underground for example number of time’s that’s been asked for in tsw and surprise surprise sweet FA done
I dont know what to say other than:
03/04/2020 - Article updated to;
- Bring article a little up to date
- Include Geoff Marshall's new Tyne Wear Metro video
Wow! I think this would be a great route for TSW. Personally I’m not into metro routes that much, but this could be something new! Peninsula Corridor is 47 miles long, and the entire network is 48 miles, there shouldn’t be a problem with its creation. Also, DTG has already done Rapid Transit, which the underground stations might look similar to those of this route, so I don’t think DTG should have a problem
Functioning station announcements and timetable would be something new (and rather unique) to add to TSW, I agree, we do need something like that in TSW
Ended up measuring the route lengths on Google (thank you social isolation, haha):
Green line comes in at 23mi/37km. Yellow line comes in at 31mi/50km. This is in the current post-2005 routing.
So definitely a case for some decent driving sessions and racking up those points should we hopefully get this one day
I get the feeling that if Nexus were to licence it they'd probably request the new Stadler trains be used.
That might be a nice idea. Not often we get DLC that is based on future routes/locos. I can only think of 2 DLCs that were made for TS Classic that were future based; North Somerset Railway and Chatham Mainline at the time it was made. Having the new Stadler trains in the game before they enter service IRL would be a cool thing.
But isn’t it automatic?
If you mean are the trains automatic, I don't think so. They still need drivers for them. The link here talks about the new trains and the article gives a link to a 3D walkthrough of the new trains which shows the cab too - https://www.nexus.org.uk/newmetrotrains
But look in this picture the train doesn’t have a cab
So until the new trains come out it’s gonna be automatic
This is one thing that makes the Metrocars unique. Looking at the front of the train in that image, the cab is to the right hand side where the lit up 101 number is. There is a passenger seat on the left hand side, a seat that passengers really like as they can look out the front window, a thing I am going to miss when these trains are pulled out of service.
This image here shows how little the cab is. Only covers 1 of the 3 front windows.
Awesome suggestion and it would be nice to see my local Metro in the game!
If it comes to Xbox I’ll definitely buy bout time new British route
Simple answer : YES
So, bit of a crazy theory as to how we might see this one day (this is all just theory, it wont go anywhere and has no credibility)...
The tyne and wear metro shared this on Facebook last night...
For those that dont facebook, its a picture of Michael Portillo who presents Great British Railway Journeys which also happens to be... A dovetail addon for TS:2020
I've never watched the show, so not sure why it was recorded on there.. I imagine for the eastcoast mainline? But still a nice little fan theory .
No, Fully operated by a driver
21/10/2020 - Article slightly updated to TSW2 and couple new images.
I realize this thread is old, but I would definitely be interested in this. I would even pay extra if more than 3 types of drivable trains were included (3 seems to be the limit, with some routes having just 1 or 2 locos). But more than 3 locos would open a route up for much more services and scenarios right away.
This DLC sounds like something I would pick up and instantly enjoy.
I’d definitely buy it and I live in Plymouth, the other end of the country. However, I’ve used the Metro many times and love it.
I made the same suggestion about a week ago! (Just not as much detail) it would be brilliant to see my local route in the game. With the addition to the new fleet of trains coming 2023 and with it celebrating its 40th anniversary this year it would be a perfect time to add this route.
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