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Class 801
Class 801 profile
Availability Currently on Steam
Scenarios 3 Career
Price Free to all Train Simulator 2015 users
Directory DTG\Class801Pack01

The Class 801 Super Express is the electric multiple unit (EMU) variant of the Hitachi Super Express, based on the Hitachi A-train, high-speed trains to be used in the United Kingdom. They are to be built by Hitachi from 2015. The first units will be delivered for the Great Western Main Line (GWML), commencing service in 2017.

HistoryEdit

As part of the UK Government's Intercity Express Programme, the Class 801 units are to be replacements for the InterCity 125 and InterCity 225 trains which currently operate services on the Great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line. The Class 801 units are electric multiple units - the electro-diesel Class 800 units are also designed to be convertible to electric only operation by removal of underfloor engines.

For Train Simulator, the Class 801 was developed by Dovetail Games in partnership with Hitachi and was released free to all Train Simulator 2015 users come release day. It comes with scenarios for ECML: London - Peterborough.


Rolling StockEdit

  • Class 801

Destination BoardsEdit

Destination Destination Destination Destination
A Hitachi Class 801 I Darlington Q Bath Spa Y York
B Bristol Temple Meads J Didcot Parkway R Reading Z Special
C Cardiff Central K London Kings Cross S Stevenage # Blank
D Doncaster L London Paddington T Swansea
E Edinburgh Waverley M Leeds U Swindon
F Newark North Gate N Newcastle Central V Sorry Not In Service
G Grantham O Oxford W Wakefield
H Bristol Parkway P Peterborough X Empty to Depot

ScenariosEdit

  • [801] Morning Commute to Stevenage - Following a period of intense testing on the East Coast Main Line, the Class 801 has been introduced into revenue earning service. This morning, you will be driving one of these new units from Bounds Green to Kings Cross, before taking a Leeds bound service as far as Stevenage.
    • Time: 05:36
    • Rating: Easy
    • Duration: 35 minutes
    • Season: Summer
  • [801] Southbound to Kings Cross - Following their gradual introduction into service, the Class 801 is now finding work on many services to the North East of England and into Scotland. This evening you are driving a service from Peterborough to London that started at Newcastle earlier today.
    • Time: 20:06
    • Rating: Medium
    • Duration: 55 minutes
    • Season: Summer
  • [801] The 801 at 08:01 - Severe weather has tightened its grip on Southern England and the railways are starting to feel the effects. Freezing temperatures, coupled with heavy snow have started to cause delays on the network and the passengers are starting to become disgruntled.
    • Time: 08:01
    • Rating: Hard
    • Duration: 50 minutes
    • Season: Winter

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