Name of Route: LGVMed
Version and Release Date: Version 3.0, released 06/21/2004

Description: Mediterranean LGV ("Ligne Grande Vitesse" i.e. High Speed Route) located in the south east of France, joining the cities of Marseille, Nimes and Valence. This version includes a major rework of the LGV layout using high speed curves, accurate reproduction of actual TGV stations, realistic SNCF and TVM430 cab signal system, detailed reproduction of Marseille and Nimes areas (main and secondary stations, yards, depots, workshops and junctions).

Installation Method: Make sure the 6 default routes are properly installed, unzip the archive to your Train Simulator\Routes folder and run Installme.bat.

Size of Download: 30.9 Mb

Size of Installed Route: 187 Mb (NTFS)

Fantasy, Prototypical, or Freelance Operations: Prototypical

Freight or Passenger: Passenger mainly, freight on short distances (Marseille and Nimes areas)

Era or Genre: Contemporary, TGV High Speed Trains

Location: South East of France

Length of Mainline: Triangular structure - Marseilles-Valence 230 km, Marseilles-Nimes 140 km, Nimes-Valence 170 km

Length of Branches: 5-10 km

Number of Branches: 3 (Joliette Seaport, Marseille Blancarde station and depot, L'Estaque station)

Number of Sidings: 20+

Number of Yards: 5 (Marseille St Charles, Marseille Blancarde depot, Nimes yards x2, Nimes depot)

Mixture of Dual and Single Track: 99% dual

Level of Trackside Detail: signals, mileposts, sidings, platforms, sound sources, car spawners, track buildings

Amount of scenery completed: 99%

FPS Specs, with qualifiers: on mid-range systems, 10-15 FPS in yards and cities (less than 10% of route), 20-30 FPS on mainline (90% of route) (mid-range = 1 GHz PIII, 128 Mb RAM, GeForce2, 7200 rpm HD)

Activities Provided: 24 TGV Duplex, Reseau and Thalys activities, and one introductory train ride

Non-Default Consists or Rolling Stock Required in Activities: Edouard Staniczek's TGV Duplex (, available in file library, and/or Clem Tillier's TGV Pack (

Add-In Track Sets: Xtracks 3.10

Tsection.dat file used: Standardized tsection.dat #23

Payware or Freeware: Freeware. Custom objects restricted use, see the readme file.

URL for More Information and Screenshots:

Known Problems: None.

Where it can be downloaded:

Designer's e-mail for more info: [email protected]