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Train Sim World 3: Niddertalbahn: Bad Vilbel - Stockheim DLC Add-on Is Available Now!

Train Sim World 3: Niddertalbahn: Bad Vilbel - Stockheim DLC Add-on Is Available Now!

Published: Thursday, March 23, 2023Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, Steam, Windows, Xbox DLC, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Store

Train Sim World 3: Niddertalbahn: Bad Vilbel – Stockheim is available on all platforms. Head back to the 1990s along a complete German branch line with diesel traction in the form of the DB BR 628.2 and the BR 365 shunter. Check out the official trailer! #trainsimworld

Train Sim World 3: Niddertalbahn: Bad Vilbel - Stockheim DLC Add-on Is Available Now!

Set in the early 1990s, Niddertalbahn: Bad Vilbel – Stockheim brings the much-requested DB BR 628.2 to Train Sim World in its white and mint livery. The rumble of its diesel power will go through 14 stations on a complete branch line, with most services operating from end to end.

Keeping this DMU company are the sugar beet trains hauled by the BR 365 shunter, on duty as a main line freight locomotive on this route. Using ES50 wagons, also new to Train Sim World, this locomotive hauls some of the last sugar beet trains before they ceased on the line just after the start of the 1990s.

During the 1990s, Germany had a renewed vigour following the reunification of East and West Germany in 1989 and a World Cup victory for the national football team in 1990. Niddertalbahn: Bad Vilbel – Stockheim comes set in 1992, a year that heard U2’s Berlin-recorded album ‘Achtung Baby’ play endlessly across Europe and saw a young Michael Schumacher take his first of many Formula 1 wins.

The route, stations, signage and train services all reflect this period, depicting a time prior to the redevelopment of a number of the route’s stations and introduction of more modern DMUs. Younger players familiar with this area of Germany may not recognise names like Heldenbergen-Windecken or even the route’s terminus at Stockheim, as they have since been renamed (to Nidderau and Glauburg-Stockheim respectively) along with others.

The style of operation along the Nidder Valley is unique among German Train Sim World content. Punctuality is key to ensure that trains can cross in the passing loops on what is otherwise a single-track line. Services are a mix of end-to-end passenger workings and freight trains that are held in order for them to keep to time, with some passenger services working part of the line in the evening. Players will see a high level of detail throughout a condensed, rural branch line, with plentiful greenery and period stations, named and styled to reflect their condition in 1992.

Players that purchased our last German route, Left-Rhine: Linke Rheinstrecke: Mainz-Koblenz, will see a number of additional layers across the service timetables of both routes.

Train Sim World 3: Niddertalbahn: Bad Vilbel – Stockheim route Add-on is available from today, March 23rd on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Epic Games Store, and Steam for £29.99/$39.99/€35.99.

Train Sim World 3 is available on the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Steam and the Epic Games Store with a Deluxe Edition available for £49.99/€59.99/$59.99, Standard Edition available for £39.99/€44.99/$49.99 and regional ‘Starter Packs’ each available for £29.99/€35.99/$39.99.

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