train sim world 3 birmingham

Locomotive enthusiasts gather, as today marks the release of Train Sim World 3’s first major route expansion. You’ll be heading to *drum roll please*… Birmingham! 

Moody Brits may not see the draw of one of the country’s biggest cities, however the West Midlands of England certainly has a lot to offer, especially for budding train drivers looking to get some experience in the urban world. Releasing as an add-on to the Train Sim World 3 base game – which we hit with a very good 4/5 review score back in September – the Birmingham Cross-City expansion will have you looking out in awe at the likes of the Cadbury factory, the Birmingham Canal (putting Venice to shame), and the utter maze that is Birmingham New Street Station.

This DLC is also adding in the Class 323 to the game’s impressive roster of beasts you can drive, and you may need to make use of its electric multiple unit (EMU) to cover the 37-mile trip that is being put down as the Birmingham route. Furthermore, the most hardened of train nuts should also check out the new challenges that this route offers up, such as manoeuvring through the Lickey Incline, which particularly bothered drivers back in the steam era.

Make sure to also head back to the updated Training Center when jumping into the Birmingham Cross-City expansion, allowing you to understand the ins and outs of the 323 before putting you in front of needy passengers!

So, if you are a resident of Brum, a long-standing Train Sim World veteran, or indeed have just finished watching Peaky Blinders, make sure to pick up a copy of Train Sim World 3: Birmingham Cross-City on Xbox Series X|S, PS5/4, or PC. For Xbox, look no further than the Xbox Store, where you can make a purchase of the DLC for £29.99. There’s also the Birmingham Starter Pack available too.

DLC Description:

All aboard for Brum! Climb onto the bespoke and hard-working West Midlands Railway BR Class 323, delve into non-stop modern-day action on the dense commuter network of Birmingham. In service for over 25 years, the Class 323 is renown for its distinctive charm, rapid performance, and unique design. The Cross-City Line is rich with history and culture. One of the more notable stations on the line is Bournville, home to a Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory. The factory alone draws in 100,000s of tourists, and being just 1 of the 25 stations on the route, it’s easy to see the line’s importance and popularity. Ride and Drive services between Lichfield Trent Valley, Redditch and Bromsgrove, complete route tasks, or simply go trainspotting from your favourite vantage point. Customise your own experiences with the Scenario Planner and Livery Designer and share them on Creators Club.

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