• Train Simulator: Arosa Line Route Add-On

    Train Simulator: Arosa Line Route Add-On

    Following the success of the incredible Albula Line, Thomson Interactive brings to life the scenic and vital Arosa Line for Train Simulator. Including even more nail-biting grades, a whole new set of unique challenges and a fresh, stunning perspective of the Alpine landscape.

    This 25-km long line, which winds its way from Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, all the way to Arosa, a Summer and Winter tourist resort, opened in December 1914 to both passengers and freight. Surprisingly, the distance between the two towns is less than 14 km, the route however gained its length from a multitude of hairpin turns which helped it climb over the 1,100m that separates the two communities.

    Not only hairpins, but the Arosa Line (originally known as the Chur-Arosa-Bahn) features many tunnels and viaducts, including the Langwieser Viaduct, a pioneering reinforced concrete structure that spans the Plessur River with the single-track Arosa Line atop. The site today is of national significance, and in the winter months, Christmas lights are hung from the viaduct so it can be seen for miles after dusk. Given all the twists, turns and structures, it takes about an hour to traverse this breath-taking line.

    Train Simulator: Arosa Line Route Add-On

    While a standard route nonetheless, the approach, and of course departure from Chur is most unique. Over 2km of the track outside Chur's main station runs through the streets of the town itself, this is known as the Chur stadtbahn (town railway), and requires extra vigilance as you share track with road traffic and pedestrians.

    With Arosa being a tourist resort all year round, the line sees a lot of passenger traffic, but a significant amount of freight is also transported between the two towns. Mixed trains are a common occurrence on the Swiss railway network, so having to haul a little extra load is to be expected. Uniquely, it is not just locomotives that do the hauling, the local electric multiple units will also carry extra passenger coaches, as well as freight, along this incredible railway.

    The latest EMU to be put to work along the Arosa Line is the RhB ABe 8/12 Allegra, this 3-car unit was introduced in 2009 and is designed to handle the steepest grades of the RhB railway network, such as those found between Chur and Arosa. The Allegra offers unmatched views for first class passengers, where windows can provide a driver's eye view of the mountains, and is easily accessible with a low floored centre coach.

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      NorthernWarrior -
      A shame it is set in the modern era using plastic Allegra "karts" rather than traditional loco hauled/push pull stock. Nevertheless, I think this will be an interesting route but not at full asking price of £24.99 so will probably wait for the next sale. Also previous experience of Thomson constructed routes is that they lock down the assets, making the set of limited value to third party route builders. Hopefully someone who has bought the route and tried the assets will confirm if this is the case.
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