Drive the train from Brighton to London Victoria in new simulation video game

Have you ever wondered what it was like to drive a train from Brighton to London Victoria?

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 4:28 pm
One of the trains at Brighton station in the simulation game

Well now you can find out – and from the comfort of your living room.

Train Sim World 2 is a train simulation game series developed by Dovetail Games, which can be played on PlayStation, Xbox or PC.

In a new release out this summer, called Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour, players will be able to drive the Brighton Mainline from London Victoria and back virtually.

The game puts players in the operator’s seat of commuter trains, navigating busy rail networks with tight schedules.

Rob O’Farrell, Chief Development Officer of Dovetail Games, said: “Rush Hour marks an exciting new step for Train Sim World 2.

“We’ve always wanted to recreate the feel of driving a train in the hectic peak hours and this release brings that tense experience to players for the first time.

“I’m looking forward to seeing our passionate community rise to this challenge and welcome new players joining as we launch on new platforms with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.”

As players drive from station-to-station on the three busy routes they will see a greater variety in passengers, and higher passenger volumes at peak times on platforms – all recreating the hustle and bustle of rush hour.

One of the routes available is the hectic Brighton Main Line: London Victoria – Brighton, driving Southern’s BR Class 377/4 and Gatwick Express BR Class 387 EMUs.

For more information on Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour, visit www.trainsimworld.com