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What About An Italian Route?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by gallifillo, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. gallifillo

    gallifillo New Member

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    I am an Italian player of TSW 2020 and I love this game, but most important I love trains!
    Since in Italy there are a lot of different types of trains, what do you think about adding some Italian routes to TSW 2?
    I think that this could be a great idea because, as I said before, there are a lot of different trains in Italy and I also think that they are pretty challenging to drive.
    I could suggest to add, for example, the E464 or the ETR500 or maybe even the ETR103 (the new "Pop" as it's called in Italy).
    Let me know what do you think about this idea.
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    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    TSW isn't just about the trains. What's the signalling system like, the routes, the freight?
     
  3. Iskra

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    I would love to see an Italian route. Ideally one based on the mainline heading northwards from Reggio Calabria towards Lamezia Terme, but including the port at Villa San Giovanni, where the loading of the train ferry to Sicily could be modelled.

    There are some great locomotives and multiple units in Italy.

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  4. gallifillo

    gallifillo New Member

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    Yeah I know that. In Italy the signalling is very similar to other countries (like Germany) in fact there are green signals long the track when a train is passing. They can be yellow if a train has to slow down for any reasons or red if a train has to stop.
    However it's different for high speed trains as on those routes there are no light signals, in fact it's all electronic an the status of the signal is directly communicated to the driver.
    Normal light signals
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    High speed signals
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    In Italy there are also signals for the speed limit
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    In the image above you can see the speed limit. The first (140 kph) is for freight trains, the second (160 kph) is for regional trains and the third (180 kph) is for faster trains like the Intercity which has fewer stops to make.
    Here you can see an example of an Intercity train (the E414).
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    For the routes, there are a lot of them. For example there are high speed routes (like the Torino - Salerno) that goes across Italy or the Milano - Firenze where there are a lot of galleries).
    There are also a lot of routes for regional trains in evey region of Italy. For example the route Ancona - Pescara that is on the east coast of Italy near the Mediterranean sea.
    Here you can see the map of the Italian railway.
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    As for freight trains there are many of those too. They go across Italy on the routes that also occupy regional trains and they always transport different things (containers, flammable substances, vans, tractors...).
    An example of a freight locomotive is the E655:
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    Or the E405:
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    Or even the E632:
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