Introduction The West Coastway line (WCW) is a scenic route connecting three major cities in the South of England: Southampton (Central), Portsmouth (Harbour) and Brighton. The 62 mile route sees a mix of commuter service and regional skipping services, with the iconic Class 158 Sprinter units, and the modern Class 377 & 450s. (All information immediately below is from real life unless stated) Southampton Central serves the City of Southampton with services to London, Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff and more, and certainly lives up to demand. This station is served by Southern, GWR, SWT & Cross Country. Portsmouth Harbour is the terminus of The Portsmouth Direct Line, from London Waterloo, and hosts services from London Victoria, Brighton, Cardiff and more. And connects to the hovercraft to Ryde, featured in Isle of Wight. This station is served by GWR, SWT, Southern. Brighton is the Main terminus of Southern Rail in the south. Already featured in TSW with East Coastway and the upcoming Brighton Mainline, Brighton is no stranger to TSW, and this route would finish off the Brighton collection, if you will. Served by Thameslink services to London and the Midlands, Southern Services on the East & West Coastway lines and the Brighton Mainline, Gatwick Express services to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria, and GWR Services to the west of England. Experience the West Coastway Line, connecting Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton, with branches to Bognor Regis & Littlehampton, Carry Commuters and Tourists alike along the South Coast of Great Britain, with the modern BR Class 377 and the wonderful BR Classes 158, and the stylish Class 450 'Desiro' in Train Sim World 2: West Coastway Line. Rolling Stock This route features 3 Trains as Standard, you can tell from the Introduction what they are. Class 377 'Electrostar' (Southern) Class 158 'Express Sprinter' (GWR) Class 450 'Desiro' (SWT) Pre-existing DLCs: Class 313. The Class 313 would become a DLC which can be bought with both ECW and this route. As it is a key part of the route. Potential DLCs: Class 150 'Sprinter' (GWR)* Operates GWR Services alongside the 158. See Next section for some more details. Class 700 (Thameslink) If the licensing barrier is ever removed. Would also work with BML and SEHS. Layers (IN) *Class 150 (West Cornwall Local, potentially) I have an asterisk next to this on purpose. As we don't yet know this, however there is a very good chance the Class 150 will come with Rivet's West Cornwall Local route, considering the era and the line. If it does come with that route it could layer here (albeit the GWR Livery would need to be added) for some services between Portsmouth & Southampton. Note: on today's roadmap stream (the first rush hour one) the Class 150 for West Cornwall was confirmed. So if it were on this route it would use this option. Class 387 (Gatwick Express) (Brighton Mainline, Rush Hour) Layers in from Brighton Mainline (Rush Hour) to add a few AI Services at Brighton, just to brighten the place up a little. Class 166 (GWR) (Great Western Express) Adds Services (AI or not) between Portsmouth & Southampton Class 66 (East Coastway) Layers (OUT) The Class 158 could possibly layer on West Cornwall - not too sure though (with livery backdated) The Class 450 could layer onto Brighton Mainline as AI in the Clapham Junction area. The class 450 could also potentially be layered into Reading on Great Western Express to add some AI there, potential for the GWE Preservation(?) The Route itself SR = Southern Rail TL = Thameslink GWR = Great Western Railway GX = Gatwick Express SWT = South West Trains * = AI Services towards London only. Stations mi = miles | ch = chains 1 chain = 22 yards, if that's your preferred measurement. Distances from Brighton. Distances go to Portsmouth Harbour. Brighton - Portsmouth - 45mi 36ch Brighton (SR, GWR, TL*, GX*) - 0mi 0ch Hove (SR, GWR, TL) - 1mi 35ch Aldrington (SR) - 1mi 74ch Portslade (SR, GWR, TL) - 2mi 73ch Fishersgate (SR) - 3mi 47ch Southwick (SR) - 4mi 30ch Shoreham-by-sea (SR, GWR, TL) - 5mi 69ch Lancing (SR, TL) - 8mi 19ch East Worthing (SR) - 9mi 55ch Worthing (SR, GWR, TL) - 10mi 46ch West Worthing (SR, TL) - 11mi 30ch Durrington-by-sea (SR, TL) - 12mi 13ch Goring-by-sea (SR, TL) - 13mi 7ch Angmering (SR, GWR, TL) - 15mi 44ch (Littlehampton Branch) Littlehampton (SR, TL) - ~19mi Ford (SR) - 19mi 55ch Barnham (SR, GWR) - 22mi 29ch (Bognor Regis Branch) Bognor Regis - 25mi 75ch (from Brighton) Chichester (SR, GWR) - 28mi 51ch Fishbourne (SR) - 30mi 12ch Bosham (SR) - 31mi 43ch Nutbourne (SR) - 33mi 14ch Southbourne (SR, GWR) - 34mi 16ch Emsworth (SR, GWR) - 35mi 50ch Warblington (SR) - 36mi 66ch (Joins PDL) Havant (SR, GWR, SWT) - 37mi 41ch Bedhampton (SR, SWT) - 38mi 14ch (Branches from West Coastway towards Portsmouth City Centre) Hilsea (SR, SWT) Fratton (SR, GWR, SWT) Portsmouth & Southsea (SR, GWR, SWT) Portsmouth Harbour (SR, GWR, SWT) Bedhampton - Southampton - ~17 miles. Bedhampton (SR, SWT) (Line to Portsmouth Har. Diverges) Cosham (SR, GWR, SWT) Portchester (SR, SWT) Fareham (SR, GWR, SWT) Swanwick (SR, SWT) Bursledon (SR, SWT) Hamble (SR, SWT) Netley (SR, SWT) Sholing (SR, SWT) Woolston (SR, SWT) Bitterne (SR, SWT) St. Denys (SR, SWT) Southampton Central (SR, GWR, SWT) Entire Line: 62 Miles/39 Stations Max operating speed of 85mph. Services Southern Southern: Mainline 2tph London Victoria (Hove) - Littlehampton (Calling at; Portslade, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing (1tph), Worthing, West Worthing, Durrington-on-Sea, Goring-by-Sea, Angmering) (Class 377) 1tph London Victoria (Barnham) - Southampton (Calling at Barnham, Chichester, Southbourne, Emsworth, Havant, Cosham, Portchester, Fareham, Swanwick) (Class 377) (Driveable) 1tph Victoria (Barnham) -Portsmouth Harbour (Calling at; Barnham, Chichester, Havant, Fratton) (Class 377) (Driveable or AI only) 2tph London Victoria (Barnham) - Bognor Regis (Calling at; Ford & Barnham) (Class 377) Southern: Coastway (Note: as the 313 is a DLC, the 377 could operate these services for non-owners) 2tph Brighton - Hove (Class 313) 2tph Brighton - West Worthing (All intermittent stations) (Class 313) 1tph Brighton - Southampton Cent. (Calling at; Hove, Portslade, Southwick, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing, Worthing, West Worthing, Durrington-on-Sea, Goring-by-Sea, Angmering, Ford, Barnham, Chichester, Emsworth, Havant, Cosham, Fareham, Swanwick) (Class 377) 1tph Brighton - Portsmouth Harbour (Calling at; Hove, Portslade, Southwick, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing, Worthing, Angmering, Barnham, Chichester, Southbourne, Emsworth, Havant, Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea) (Class 377 & Class 313) 1tph Littlehampton - Portsmouth & SS (Calling at; Ford, Barnham, Chichester, Fishbourne, Bosham, Nutbourne, Southbourne, Emsworth, Warblington, Havant, Bedhampton, Hilsea, Fratton) (Class 313) 1tph Littlehampton - Bognor Regis (Calling at; Ford and Barnham) (Class 313) 1tph Bognor Regis - Barnham (Shuttle - no calling points) (Class 313) Great Western Railway 1tph Cardiff Central (Southampton) - Portsmouth Harbour (Calling at; Fareham, Cosham, Fratton, Portsmouth & SS) (Class 158, Class 150, Class 166) ?tpd (not sure if I believe this) Brighton - Great Malvern/Bristol (Southampton) (Calling at; Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Barnham, Chichester, Havant, Cosham, Fareham) (Class 158, Class 150, Class 156) South West Trains 1tph Waterloo (Fareham) - Portsmouth Harbour (via Winchester) (Calling at; Portchester, Cosham, Hilsea, Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea) (Class 450) 2tph Waterloo (Havant) - Portsmouth Harbour (all stations - 1tph skips Hilsea & Bedhampton) (Class 450) 1tph Fratton - Southampton Central (Calling all stations) (Class 450) Thameslink (DLC Only services) Peak hour services to Littlehampton (Stations on station list, see 'TL' stations, excluding Brighton, turns north before there) (Class 700 DLC) Quick Recap: Included Rolling Stock: Class 377, Class 450, Class 158. Layers (In): Class 166 (GWE), Class 387 (BML), Class 150 (potentially) Potential DLC: Class 700, Class 150 Pre-existing DLC: Class 313 The route has 39 Stations across 62 Miles, Commuter focus. 'Rapid Transit' style operation? You could call the Brighton area similar but generally no. Commuter? Yes, basically the entire line. High-Speed? You can get 85mph (without speeding) so kind off. No Intercity however. Freight? Not that I'm aware of. Refer to replies. Connections. This route connects to Brighton Mainline and East Coastway at Brighton - and indirectly connects to the Isle of Wight route. See this suggestion of mine for the Brighton part; https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/route-linking.40393/ As for Portsmouth - Ryde connection, the Hovercraft goes between Portsmouth and Southsea & Ryde Esplanade (it's a bit more complicated than that but those stations are the connection points) So I propose one of those green markers at the exit (in the case of Southsea) or the Car Park (or exit to the buses) at Ryde Esplanade. And you could have similar things at Portsmouth Harbour & Ryde Pier Head. This route could also link up with the highly requested Portsmouth Direct Line, if it's ever made. Final Words I have made this route to be set in 2016 - a year after GWR rebranded and a year before SWR took over the South Western network. So why this? Well, so far we haven't got any SWR content (in TS) but we have got SWT. Best play it safe. As for the route, as I say earlier, it completes the lines out of Brighton, and it would give the upcoming Class 313 more usage and value for money. This would also be the first UK route (that I'm aware of) that has 3 operators in game. Passenger operators, that is. Plus 62 miles is a good length, and it's a full route. Thanks for reading. And please, drop a reply and let me know why you do - or don't - like the idea of this route. I appreciate feedback, positive or negative, as it helps me understand what people like to see, and shows me what I have to change/do better. Thanks.