Glasgow train enthusiasts get lucky with Cathcart Circle Line in simulation game
Not too many of us may miss our daily commute downtown while being forced to work from home due to the pandemic.
But those of us who live in the areas on the south side served by the Cathcart Circle Line are in luck – with the news that a very popular train simulator game will be launching the routes for people soon.
This of course means that not only will they be able to replicate their journey to Glasgow Central Station, but they will also be able to drive the train to and from the south side and across the River Clyde.
Train Sim World 2 has announced the Cathcart Circle Line as its first Scottish route for the game, with the next route focusing on Glasgow’s commuter rail network as players navigate the city on a BR Class 314 EMU train .
Designer Dovetail Games posted an incredible preview video of the route, and it’s fair to say that the graphics and overall quality of it left us here at Glasgow Live quite astonished, given how much it seems to replicate “real life”.
Players will be able to “experience the hustle and bustle of a modern suburban network using conventional electric traction” and “take over various services on this route; Hurry to the leafy suburbs and densely populated towns of the south bank of the River Clyde. , to the iconic Glasgow Central Station “.
A statement for the new route also states: “Take control of the instantly recognizable ‘PEP’ in the form of the BR Class 314 EMU, adorning ScotRail’s Saltire livery, and go to work on a variety of services across the 20 miles ( 32 km) from Glasgow Central to Newton and Neilston. Call stations along the entire Cathcart Circle clockwise and anti-clockwise.
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“Take things for a ride running services from Glasgow to Glasgow, and bring trains in and out of Shields depot and Neilston siding.”
Train Sim World 2: Cathcart Circle Line arrives June 10 on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Stay up to date with everything on this route by following @TrainSimWorld on Twitter and Facebook.