NOTICE: Requires the base game Train Simulator in order to play. NOTICE: Activation key must be used on a valid Steam account. Requires internet connection.
Notice: LGV: Marseille - Avignon Route Add-On is required, as a separate purchase, in order to play the content featured in this add-on.
About the game
The LGV Rhône-Alpes and LGV Méditerranée Route Extension Add-on bring over 200 km of additional track to the highly popular LGV: Marseille - Avignon Route Add-On, making over 300 km of the French high-speed railway between Lyon and Marseille. You must own the LGV: Marseille - Avignon Route Add-On, which is a separate purchase, in order to play the content featured in this Route Extension.
The 1990s, the LGV Sud-Est had already connected Paris and Lyon for about a decade, drastically reducing journey times between the two cities. It was decided to expand the benefit south to Valence by building a new high-speed link, the LGV Rhône-Alpes.
The 115 km line opened in two stages, the first in time for the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, giving people a better connection to Lyon, with the second in the summer of 1994, a connection and brand-new station were also opened to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport at the same time.
With the LGV Rhône-Alpes completed and transforming travel, the decision was then made to build a further LGV line, one which would head out of Valence and serve the south of France, the LGV Méditerranée. This final line would put Marseille on the high-speed map and allow competition with airlines who also made connections to France’s capital.
Construction of the LGV Méditerranée began in 1996, and it would stretch a total of 216 km to join with the classic approach into Marseille-Saint-Charles, with additional stations being built at Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. The line was opened to traffic in 2001.
Served by TGV® Duplex® high-speed trains, the LGV Rhône-Alpes and LGV Méditerranée started carrying thousands of passengers across the south of France at 300 km/h, extending to 320 km/h along key sections of the scenic, undulating lines.
The route throughout is equipped with TVM430 (Transmission Voie-Machine), a revolutionary in-cab signaling system designed for operating high-speed trains at high timetable frequencies. Conventional signaling is not practical for very high-speed routes, as drivers have very little time to see and react to what flies past the windscreen. TVM430 displays information in the cab telling the driver what speed he should be traveling at, without the need for conventional track-side equipment. For the classic approach into Marseille, however, the typical BAL signaling comes into use.
LGV Rhône-Alpes & Méditerranée covers the line from Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles to Lyon Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Gare de Saint-Exupéry TGV, extending the original route threefold to bring a total of 309 km of breath-taking scenery and enthralling high-speed to Train Simulator.
The LGV Rhône-Alpes & Méditerranée includes seven career scenarios featuring TGV High-Speed passenger activities:
[TGV] 01. The French Connection: Part 1
[TGV] 02. The French Connection: Part 2
[TGV] 03. Lugdunum to Massalia
[TGV] 04. Let There Be Light
[TGV] 05. Forward, Forward Lyon!
[TGV] 06. Storm Before the Calm
[TGV] 07. Heatwave
More scenarios are available on the Steam Workshop online and in-game. Train Simulator’s Steam Workshop scenarios are free and easy to download, adding many more hours of exciting gameplay. With scenarios being added daily, why don’t you check it out now!
309 km (192 miles) LGV route from Lyon Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Gare de Saint-Exupéry TGV to Marseille Saint-Charles
Stunning southern France scenery, including numerous tunnels and high-speed viaducts
TGV Duplex in SNCF Livery and TGV Duplex in SNCF Carmillon Livery
Realistic TVM430 in-cab and French BAL signaling systems
Accurate performance and handling
Scenarios for the route
Quick Drive compatible
Download size: 274.5 MB
Windows - Minimum
OS: 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, 8.1 or 10 required
Processor: Intel Core-i3 4330 3.50 GHz Dual Core or AMD A8 6600K 3.90 GHz Quad Core or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Graphics with 1 GB Dedicated VRAM or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 40 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
Additional Notes: Requires mouse and keyboard or Xbox Controller
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