METROPOLITAN LINE & S7+1 ADVANCED UNDERGROUND STOCK BUNDLE
(for Train Simulator 2020)
THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES THE METROPOLITAN LINE AND ALSO
THE S7+1 ADVANCED TO DRIVE ON THE ROUTE!
The London Underground Metropolitan line runs from the busy heart of the City of London at Aldgate up to leafy Amersham in Buckinghamshire. The contrast between the two ends of the route is stark! Moving out from the sub-surface section north of Finchley Road, you drive through the urban area of West London and eventually drive into the countryside past Harrow-on-the-Hill station. Driving further, you have the option of branching left to see the Art Deco terminus of Uxbridge, turning north further up the line onto the branch line to Watford or, further still, experiencing the countryside on the beautiful branch to Chesham. The line terminates at Amersham in the north.
The route has been extensively researched to give you an authentic London Underground driving experience. All the 34 surface and sub-surface stations are authentically detailed and modelled. Each of the different tunnel sections reflects the numerous different styles found on the route, from ‘cut and cover’ to the round style. The deep cuttings in the Metropolitan area are carefully modelled along with the distinctive buildings surrounding the track.
Authentic London Underground signalling is used throughout the route, which is extensively detailed with appropriate line side equipment and structures.
S7+1 London Underground stock has been in service since 2010 and is only used on the Metropolitan line. The S stock (‘S’ stands for ‘Sub-surface’) has less seating than previous trains but is capable of faster acceleration and has more room for standing passengers. S7+1 stock has air conditioning and low floors to facilitate access for disabled passengers. It is possible for passengers to walk from one car to the next while the train is moving.
The S7+1 has been developed in conjunction with a current S7+1 driver to ensure the utmost authenticity and accuracy and 13 scenarios for Just Trains’ Metropolitan Line route are included.
The S7+1 will operate on any third- or fourth-rail route but Just Trains’ Metropolitan Line has been specifically developed for the S7+1.
- Liverpool Street
- Kings Cross St. Pancras
- Euston Square
- Great Portland Street
- Baker Street
- Finchley Road
- Wembley Park
- Preston Road
- Northwick Park
- North Harrow
- Northwood Hills
- Moor Park
- Chalfont & Latimer
- West Harrow
- Rayners lane
- Ruislip Manor
FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR ON THE ROUTE
Numerous custom buildings and other features of interest have been modelled along the length of the route – these are just a few of them, in the order you’d see them when driving north from Aldgate.
- The Circle line at Aldgate station
- Hammersmith & City line at Aldgate
- Liverpool Street signal box
- Moorgate – blue hoardings
- Barbican – disused lines and blue hoardings
- New sidings at Farringdon
- Smithfield Market
- Thameslink at Farringdon
- Thameslink underpass
- Baker Street platforms 5 and 6
- Tunnel types (‘Cut and cover’ and single bore tunnels)
- Regent’s Canal
- Marlborough Road station
- Chiltern Main Line
- West Hampstead station
- North London Line
- Kilburn station
- Willesden Green station
- Central Mosque of Brent
- Dollis Hill station
- Dudding Hill Line
- Neasden station
- Neasden Depot
- Neasden Depot fly-under
- Wembley Stadium
- Student accommodation
- Wembley Park sidings
- Jubilee line fly-under
- West Coast Main Line, London Overground and Bakerloo bridge
- Harrow-on-the-Hill church spire
- Uxbridge branch line fly-under
- Rivers (River Colne, River Grade and the Grand Union Canal)
- Watford triangle
- Rickmansworth sidings
- Rickmansworth station water tower
- M25 bridge
- Chorleywood signal box
- Chesham spur
- Amersham signal box
- Metropolitan line terminus at Amersham
Features to look out for on the Uxbridge Branch
- Piccadilly Line
- Chiltern Main Line and Central line
- Spur to Ruislip LU Depot
- Ruislip London Underground Depot
- Hillingdon station
- Pub and footbridge
- River Pinn
- Uxbridge sidings
- Uxbridge signal box
- Uxbridge Station
- Uxbridge Bus Station
- Distinctive Uxbridge buildings (Coca-Cola, Mitsubishi, Chimes shopping centre etc.)
Features to look out for on the Watford Branch
- Power distribution building
- Watford triangle tunnel
- Grand Union Canal and moorings
Features to look out for on the Chesham Branch
- Beautiful countryside
- Chesham Station
No Standard scenarios are included with this Metropolitan Line route. As there is currently no suitable default Train Simulator stock to drive on the route, we have ensured that it is Quick Drive enabled to allow you to drive any stock that you have as you wish.
We have, however, included a special Quick Drive enabled version of the Just Trains S8 Advanced which can be driven via the F4 HUD controls. This special version of the S8 does not feature a cab or passenger view.
S7+1 ADVANCED – UNDERGROUND STOCK
PART-OPERATIONAL TCMS (TRAIN CONTROL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM)
TCMS display auto-extinguishes over 3 MPH and re-displays under 3 MPH.
Operator – Login screen with keypad:
- Duty number
- Handheld radio number
- Train number
Operator – Destination screen with keypad:
- Destination code
- Scrollable selection of destination codes. The code entered is displayed on the external front and side matrix displays along with its description, such as Fast, Semi-Fast and All Stations.
Operator – station screen:
- Service number
- Ultimate train destination
- Line name
- De-ice operation and sleet brush indications (de-ice operation only show when you are driving a de-icing-equipped train)
- Active Events icon/button
- Current/next station name (changes at each station)
- Graphic display of train carriages with passenger and cab door open/closed indications along with PEA Passenger Emergency Alarm and Sensitive Edge alarm indications
- Dest. Code button
- Control Panel button
- Main Menu button
Operator – Control Panel:
- Sleet brush control
- De-ice control (when de-ice units are in the consist)
- Active Events indication/button
- Driving / Station button
- Main Menu button
- Active events indication/button
- Driving / Station button
- Entered radio number on TCMS displays on the radio head
- Operating radio display that searches and displays the different radio centre names as you drive on the Metropolitan line
- Radio emergency call function if the dead man’s handle function on the Traction Brake Control is not used to cancel alarm
OPERATING PASSENGER EMERGENCY ALARM
When activated, the PEA alarm shows, the train brakes are automatically applied and the PEA screen displays on the TCMS along with an indication of which carriage has the alarm.
OPERATING TRIPCOCK SYSTEM (requires Just Trains London Underground signals)
- Includes TCMS alert and reset; Passing a signal at danger will apply emergency braking
- Realistic tripcock reset procedure required
- Speed Control After Tripcock (SCAT) activation, requiring you to drive in Restricted Manual Mode for three minutes after tripcock reset.
TRAIN ROLLBACK PROTECTION
Emergency brake application and Active alarm alert if train is allowed to roll backwards.
PASSENGER DOOR SENSITIVE EDGE OPERATION
- System is only active during the correct time
- Operation causes automatic train brake application
- Affected doors are highlighted on the TCMS display
Accurate stopping, using the stopping chevrons on the platform, is required to allow the doors and simulated in-cab video screens to operate.
Correct Side Door Enabled (CSDE) icon will show in the cab when the train is stopped correctly.
- Authentic operation and sequencing
- Use keystrokes or door OPEN/CLOSE for manual operation of left/right-side door operation
- Passenger doors will automatically close after 40 seconds if not manually closed before then
- Functioning doors interlock – you cannot drive away if the passenger doors are not shut and proved locked.
- Left and right manual operation buttons or use keystrokes
- You cannot drive away if the cab doors are not shut when in Tripcock mode
SIGNALLING INTERFACE DEVICE (SID)
Latest version of Signalling Interface Device used, as OF February 2019 with VOBC displays.
- Analogue and Digital speed displays
- Weak Field indication when weak field is detected
- Use of the train in Restricted Manual mode displays the correct restricted speedometer range
- SID shows the appropriate display depending on which Master Control Switch mode is set
- Displays SCAT (Speed Control After Tripping) icon when activated
Internal and external sounds recorded from a real S8 include the cab air conditioning unit, various cab switches and controls, windscreen wipers and, on the exterior, the distinctive motor sounds, unique London Underground whistle, air conditioning units, AC/DC convertor, air compressors and door opening/closing audio warnings.
OPERATING OUTSIDE DOOR INDICATOR LIGHTS (ODIL)
These will illuminate orange when the passenger doors are open. The ODIL on the de-icing car will show blue when de-icing is in operation.
When the appropriate consist is used (not all have de-icing units) it will have a de-icing car in it and you will be able to operate the de-icing function from the TCMS.
- Authentic driving experience, as verified by a current S8 driver.
- Weak Field operation affects train dynamics, acceleration and top speed
The authentically modelled driver’s cab features:
- Operational cab lighting – cab light auto-extinguishes when the Master Control Switch is moved from Shutdown
- Windscreen wipers with slow and fast speeds
- Operational main line air gauge – shows the air pressure in the main line
- Operating sensitive edge and alarm acknowledge buttons
- High/low whistle lever
- Operational task light on Instructor’s side
- Left and right cab door open/close buttons
- Operating sun blinds
- Operating hazard lights – flashing front train headlights
- Two simulated in-cab video screens showing up to eight static generic platform displays (Train Simulator does not support in-cab video) – one or both of these will display, depending on the station
- Operational emergency brake plungers
- Restricted Mode (RM) operational – allows a maximum speed of 10 MPH – this is used in certain manoeuvres such as yard work
Cab Corridor Panel functions:
- Train key: OFF – ON – TRAIN SECURE
- Master Control Switch: Shutdown-Tripcock. Restricted manual area: Forward-Reverse
- Tripcock reset button
- Hazard warning light button/indicator
- Calling On light switch
- Calling On light repeater
- Authentic carriage number displayed in cab and in correct sequence on the exterior of each carriage. De-icing units have a blue dot next to the carriage number.
- Red/black toe livery versions included
- Pick-up shoe random sparking effect
- Working external matrix-style destination displays on the front, rear and sides of the carriages; these change depending on which journey is entered into the TCMS
The following scenarios only run on Just Trains’ Metropolitan Line route add-on for Train Simulator.
(S7+1) Train 443 0645 Neasden Depot to Uxbridge
Duration: 40 minutes
Drive train 443 from Neasden Depot to Uxbridge.
(S7+1) Train 406 1147 Amersham to Aldgate
Duration: 50 minutes
Drive train 406 from Amersham to Baker Street.
(S7+1) Train 433 2056 Aldgate to Uxbridge
Duration: 59 minutes
Drive train 433 from Aldgate to Uxbridge.
(S7+1) Train 436 2308 Uxbridge to Harrow-on-the-Hill (ECS Harrow-on-the-Hill – Neasden)
Duration: 40 minutes
Drive train 436 from Uxbridge to Harrow-on-the-Hill and then from Harrow-on-the-Hill to Neasden with empty coaching stock.
(S7+1) Train 442 0754 Aldgate to Amersham
Duration: 80 minutes
Drive train 442 from Aldgate to Amersham.
(S7+1) Train 442 2051 Amersham to Watford ECS
Duration: 20 minutes
Drive train 442 from Amersham to Watford with empty coaching stock.
(S7+1) Train 473 1052 Baker Street to Harrow-on-the-Hill
Duration: 25 minutes
Take control of an S7+1 on a slow stopping service from Baker Street to Harrow-on-the-Hill.
(S7+1) Train 473 1133 Harrow-on-the-Hill to Neasden ECS
Duration: 10 minutes
Having just driven from Baker Street to Harrow-on-the-Hill on the service scenario, your next task will be to take the S7+1 back to Neasden Depot.
(S7+1) Train 403 1501 Aldgate to Chesham
Duration: 85 minutes
Drive Train 403 1501 from Aldgate to Chesham.
(S7+1) Train 405 0711 Neasden to Baker Street ECS
Duration: 20 minutes
Drive train 405 from Neasden to Baker Street with empty coaching stock.
(S7+1) Train 405 1654 Chesham to Aldgate
Duration: 80 minutes
Drive train 405 from Chesham to Aldgate.
(S7+1) Train 435 0614 Uxbridge to Aldgate
Duration: 60 minutes
Drive train 435 from Uxbridge to Aldgate.
(S7+1) Train 424 1518 Watford to Baker Street
Duration: 42 minutes
Drive train 424 from Watford to Baker Street.
This locomotive is Quick Drive enabled.
- Train Simulator 2020 with the European Loco & Asset Pack installed
- Intel Core-i5 4690 3.50GHz Quad Core or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.80GHz Quad Core or better
- 4GB RAM (maximum possible under 32-bit Windows) / 16GB or more for 64-bit Windows
- Windows 10 / 8 / 7
- nVidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4GB dedicated VRAM or more
- DirectX 9.0c
- Broadband Connection for Train Simulator 2019
- Storage: High Performance SSD recommended
- Sound card: DirectX-compatible audio device
- 3GB hard drive space