Dovetail Games and Fremantle today announced the official game of Great British Railway Journeys, coming to Steam 5th March. In the show Michael Portillo follows in the footsteps of the father of the train timetable George Bradshaw. Now take to the rails and start your own adventure driving iconic trains across five famous routes from the hit television series.
Powered by the Train Simulator engine, Great British Railway Journeys features an authentic recreation of real trains with unrivalled detail. Manage your engine, passengers, safety systems, signalling and much more from the comfort of the cab, with control boards that perfectly re-create the operations of real-life trains. Master the operation of diesel, electric and steam as you deliver passengers and freight, alongside British landmarks and stunning backdrops.
Michael Portillo, presenter of Great British Railway Journeys commented: "The level of realism and extraordinary detail in the game makes it feel exactly like being in the driving seat of a train."
Paul Jackson, CEO of Dovetail Games, said: "As a fan of the series I’m excited to be working with Fremantle to bring the world of Great British Railway Journeys to life and give railfans the chance to discover these famous railway routes."
Featuring five routes with over 350 miles to explore and more than 40 scenarios, the Great British Railway Journeys game will challenge you to keep to schedule in the bustling commuter network around London, navigate the twists and turns of Cumbria's historic Lake District and manage passenger and freight through the heart of Medway Valley.
Drive Bradshaw's Britain with these five journeys:
East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough
The iconic HST kick-started an era of high-speed rail travel and went on to prove itself as capable and versatile over many of Britain’s main lines. Take the HST over one of the busiest railway routes on the British network, the East Coast Main Line, and experience life in the fast lane.
Great Eastern Main Line: London-Ipswich
The BR Class 360 has proven hugely successful in high capacity commuter travel, with its spacious interior and modern driving cab. Command this hard-working EMU through the dense urban network of east London departing the third busiest station in the UK at Liverpool Street.
Portsmouth Direct Line: London Waterloo – Portsmouth
One of the busiest commuter networks in Britain, the south western network is serviced by an array of modern EMUs including BR Classes 444, 450, 455/8 and 377s. Step into the driving cabs of four of Britain’s iconic commuter trains and ferry your passengers to Portsmouth out of London’s magnificent Waterloo station.
Settle to Carlisle
Famous for its numerous viaducts, tunnels and stunning scenery, the Settle-Carlisle line attracts thousands of railfans from all over the world every year. Take control of powerful heavy freight machines, regional passenger and even steam engines and battle the many summits, twists and turns of Cumbria’s historic Lake District route.
Chatham & Medway Line
Connecting England's garden with London, the south-eastern route through the heart of the Medway valley is operated heavily by third rail powered multiple units. Transport passengers with a wide range of electric multiple units such as the BR Class 375 and BR Class 465 or weave through the busy traffic with American-built BR Class 59 heavy freight locomotives.
Great British Railway Journeys releases on Steam 5th March priced at £34.99.
If you’re an existing owner of Train Simulator, Great British Railway Journeys expands your existing collection by adding five routes directly into your copy of Train Simulator.