Drive 130km (81 miles) of track covering Austria, Germany and Switzerland and passing through 40 detailed stations!
This route lies in the heart of Europe and covers three countries. It starts at Lake Constance in Germany on the Island of Lindau, crossing over to the mainland on a railway dam and then following the shores of Lake Constance to the city of Bregenz in Austria.
From there you have two choices - either continue on the main line or take a branch line that to Switzerland. This branch line crosses the River Rhine,which forms the border between Austria and Switzerland, and continues to the city of Rorschach where the line terminates.
The main line starts its slow climb through the valleys to the city of Bludenz, surrounded by the often snow-capped mountains of the Alps, then becomes a single track mountain pass (Arlbergpass) that winds its way through the Alps. When the tracks reach the very top of the pass at St. Anton, the route finishes.
The Arlbergpass is a truly remarkable feat of engineering and is seen as one of the most important railway lines connecting the East with the West. Many international trains connecting Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Hungary make their journey over the steep windy pass every day.
- 130km (81 miles) of track covering three countries (Austria, Germany and Switzerland)
- 40 detailed stations
- Specially designed, highly realistic signalling system
- Specially designed and highly accurate gantry system
- Custom signs along the route (speed signs, hectometer signs, warning signs)
- Detailed and accurate station assets (platforms, ticket machines, signs, platform roofs, etc.)
- All major features such as tracks, main roads, rivers, bridges and tunnels are accurately placed
- Specially designed tracks to replicate real-world tracks along the route
- Newly created track rule including realistic super-elevation
- Many custom buildings along the route
- Route-specific assets such as noise reduction walls and snow retaining walls
- Faithful re-creation of the Arbergpass line including all the rapid gradient changes
- Detailed night lighting taking advantage of TSX technology
- PZB speed monitoring system (if a warning signal indicates that the following main signal says "Proceed at 60kph" then the PZB will check whether the train driver is actually slowing down. If not it will activate an emergency brake. It will also activate an emergency brake if the driver runs over a red light or approaches a red light too fast.)
Lindau (Ger) - Lauterach (Aut)
- Lindau - Reutin
- Bregenz Hafen
Lauterach (Aut) - Rorschach (CH)
- Hard (closed)
- St Margrethen
Lauterach (Aut) - St. Anton (Aut)
- Feldkirch - Amberg
(Start of Arlbergpass)
- Bings (closed)
- Braz (closed)
- Hintergasse (closed)
- Dalaas (closed)
- Wald (closed)
- St. Anton