Just Trains Class 222 Meridian Advanced


This Class 222 add-on for Train Simulator includes numerous Advanced custom features designed to enhance the realism and accuracy of your driving experience – advanced operating controls, realistic systems, Driver’s Reminder Appliance, authentic sounds, partially simulated Train Management System, Driver’s Safety Device and much more!

These Class 222 trains come in three liveries, with six different vehicle types, and 10 immersive scenarios for additional payware routes are also included.

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Class 222 Advanced 2019 has now been updated (16 October) with the following features:

  • New East Midlands Railway purple livery added (222104 only)
  • Ex-East Midlands Trains, East Midlands Railway branding added
  • East Midlands Trains yellow cab livery added (to represent DMSO 60176 after collision)
  • Updated colours/textures on Hull Trains and Midland Mainline liveries
  • Upscaled cab textures
  • Updated destination sign textures
  • Notched power/brake controller added
  • New preloads for correct length Midland Mainline train sets and new liveries added
  • New decal names/additions on East Midlands Trains 222 numbers 222011 (Sheffield City Battalion) and 222017 (Lions Club International) – visible by changing unit number in scenario editor

Introduced in 2004 and capable of 125 mph, the distinctive shape, effortless performance and striking liveries of the British Rail Class 222 passenger trains can be seen running up and down the Midland region of England.

This well established and reliable DEMU (Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit) now comes to Train Simulator with Just Trains’ authentic and exciting ‘Advanced’ specifications, made possible by the unique Just Trains ActivScript coding.

ActivScript functionality brings a wealth of complex systems and highly realistic features to this Class 222 Advanced simulation to provide an outstanding driving experience. These features include a partially simulated TMS (Train Management System), pre-defined slow speed running for use in train washes, driver alertness check by sounding the DSD (Driver’s Safety Device) vigilance alarm and even variable density of exhaust ‘smoke’ when the train is under load.

Also included are ten challenging scenarios which employ our exclusive ActivWorld scenario coding – the scenario and your train interact  with each other to make your driving more interesting and realistic. Be prepared for the unexpected!

The Class 222 is part of our Advanced range, in which ActivScript technology provides numerous realistic and immersive operations, many of which can be found only in Just Trains add-ons; these include advanced operating controls, realistic systems and authentic sounds. These high-quality Advanced models of the Class 222 are the ones to drive!



The Class 222 is provided in three liveries:

  • Hull Trains (Pioneer)
  • Midland Mainline (Meridian)
  • East Midlands Trains (Meridian)

Vehicle types

Six different vehicle types are included:

  • DMRFO (driving vehicle with 1st class seating)
  • MFO (first class seating)
  • MCO (first/standard class seating)
  • MSO (standard class seating)
  • MSRMB (standard class seating/buffet)
  • DMSO (driving vehicle with standard class seating)

Model features

  • Bump mapping – gives greater and more realistic detail on the models
  • Cab sway movement as you start, stop, corner, accelerate and decelerate
  • Windscreen wipers clear rain from the driver’s front windows
  • ActivClag dynamic exhaust output – see the diesel smoke density vary under load, and light grey oil smoke is emitted from the exhaust on engine start
  • Animated passenger doors complete with external door interlock light and opening/closing sounds with warning beeper.
  • Passenger windows rain effect – see rain on the windows in passenger view
  • Authentic and detailed passenger cabin view – three different liveries and two view positions available
  • Acceleration and braking physics based on real timings
  • Lighting:
    – Working external and internal door interlock lights
    – Working digital destination displays – in driver’s windscreen and on the side of the passenger carriages. You can change the destination selection.
  • Realistic LED marker lights
  • Authentic headlight control including flashing ‘hazard’ setting
  • Cab lighting effects
  • Independently controlled main cab lighting and gauge illumination. There is even a separate controlled light to illuminate the driver’s clipboard!
  • Working headlights illuminate the track ahead
  • Remote tail lights – the driver can enable/disable the tail lights on the non-driving end of the consist. The status of the remote lights can be seen on the indicator panel in the driver’s cab.


ActivTrain refers to the Just Trains intelligent scripting that allows the inclusion of features which would not normally be available in the simulation. Class 222 Advanced employs ActivTrain scripting for the following features:

  • Train Management System (TMS) – partially simulated with boot-up sequence and anomaly warnings
  • Working Driver Vigilance Device
  • Auto slow-speed function – train will drive forward automatically at 3 mph for use in train washes
  • AWS self-test – move the reverser for the first time and you will hear the AWS self-test warning
  • DSD (Driver’s Safety Device) – move the reverser for the first time and you will hear the DSD self-test sound. The DSD will subsequently sound if you move to forward or reverse after stopping in neutral. You will hear the DSD warning as you drive if you do not alter the controls for a set period of time.
  • Working DRA (Driver’s Reminder Appliance) – use the DRA to prevent the throttle from being applied at a station stop
  • Switchable externally audible alarms – never miss an AWS caution or DSD reminder when driving from the external view. These sounds can be heard from outside the cab, and this feature can be disabled from the cab.
  • NRN radio – unique ActivScript coding gives you a random voice selection each time. Press the blue call button on the NRN (National Rail Network) radio to run the test call sequence
  • GSM-R radio – start-up self-test operation
  • Variable speed windscreen wipers – controlled by the driver, and with Intermittent, Slow and Fast settings
  • Sunblind – lower and raise the driver’s sunblind (it actually restricts the sun)
  • Engine Start/Stop – start and stop the engine with the individual buttons
  • Two-tone Horn
  • Guard to Driver signal – sounds after the doors close
  • Driver to Guard signal – operable
  • Destination displays – a set of pre-set destinations to display can be selected
  • Hill start – just click the button on the throttle or press [Shift]+[A] before moving from brake to power. This will keep the brakes on slightly until the speed reaches 1 mph, at which point they will release.
  • Just Trains ActivWorld – Scenario Trigger support:
    – Pass Com activation – triggers the passenger communication alarm and applies emergency brake; resets after being stationary for 30 seconds.
    – Fire – sounds the fire alarm; resets after 30 seconds stationary or can be silenced by pushing the fire alarm light.
    – Cold Start – shuts down the unit so that you can carry out a start from ‘cold and dark’.
    – Engine fail – randomly fails one of the engines; engine stays failed.
    – Brake fault – brakes ‘bleed on’ slowly; resets after 30 seconds stationary.
    – NRN broadcast – triggers the NRN broadcast recording.
  • Sounds:
    – High quality sounds recorded from real trains. There are separate sound sets for the driver’s cab and the exterior view – you can hear the difference. In the driver’s cab you can even hear the air conditioning system starting up and running!
    – Passenger cabin sounds – hear passenger chatter and even mobile phones ringing!
    – Rheostatic brake sounds on brake application
    – Brake squeal sounds
    – Track joint sounds


Class 222 Advanced has support for the Just Trains ActivWorld scenarios which allow incidents and system failures such as passenger communication, fire alarm, engine failure on any of the units and brake failure.

In the scenario-based ‘cold and dark’ start-up mode you can turn on the battery isolating switch and watch the systems come to life just as they do on the real thing!


Please note that the following scenarios require add-on routes that are not supplied by default with Train Simulator or with this Class 222 Advanced add-on. These routes can be purchased from the STEAM store.

Scenarios requiring the Midland Main Line London-Bedford Route add-on

JT 222 – Ailing Meridian (East Midlands Trains livery)
Take over a Meridian at St Pancras. Unfortunately two engines are already a failure on our unit. Try to ease the train northwards to Bedford without losing too much time in the process! It’s going to be one of those trips…

JT 222 – At The Double (East Midlands Trains livery)
Take a pair of Class 222s on 1C11 05:30 Sheffield-St Pancras on a rainy morning in March 2015.

JT 222 – Complete Failure (East Midlands Trains livery)
A Class 222 has failed at Bedford whilst working 1C84 from Sheffield. As a result it has been waiting an hour for a rescue train to follow from the north. You are that train! Reverse into Bedford station and collect the stricken unit before hauling it to St Pancras. Good luck, driver!

JT222 – Derby Departure (Midland Mainline livery)
Drive 1F68 19:25 St Pancras-Derby from St Pancras to Bedford in the summer of 2006.

JT 222 – Engineering Woes (East Midlands Trains livery)
The fast lines are closed between Bedford and Luton for engineering works. As a result you will be delayed whilst working north with your St Pancras-Sheffield service on a disrupted Sunday in January. How will you cope with the signals?

JT 222 – Morning Meridian (East Midlands Trains livery)
Prepare a Class 222 Meridian at Cricklewood Depot on a Sunday morning in July 2015 before working an empty coaching move into St Pancras prior to heading north with 1D16 09:00 St Pancras-Nottingham.

JT 222 – Rush Hour Hell (East Midlands Trains livery)
Take over a Class 222 just north of Bedford and take it to London whilst working the delayed 1B09 05:32 Nottingham-St Pancras.

JT 222 – The Launch Special (East Midlands Trains livery)
Drive 222 017 on the East Midlands Train Launch Special from Bedford to St Pancras on 12 November 2007. This special ran to mark the beginning of EMT services on the MML. You will then take the unit to Cricklewood Depot.

JT 222 – Sunday Sundown (East Midlands Trains livery)
Take control of a Meridian at Bedford on a glorious Sunday evening in July 2015 and drive it to St Pancras. You must then return it to Cricklewood Depot for the night.

Scenario requiring the East Coast Main Line London-Peterborough Route Add-on

JT 222 – Home to Hull (Hull Trains livery)
Drive 1H07 20:30 London Kings Cross-Hull from London to Peterborough on a wonderful June evening in 2006.


  • Train Simulator 2020
  • 3.0GHz PC or any Dual Core
  • 1GB RAM
  • 256MB graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7
  • Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
  • 480MB hard drive space

Note: The included scenarios require additional payware add-on routes which are not supplied with this Class 222 Advanced software – see the Detailed Description for more details.