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Sleek modern design and beautiful classic engineering meet across one of Europe’s most impressive Railways, explore Schnellfahrstrecke Köln - Aachen in Train Sim World 2


Speed your way through bustling German Metropolis and the rolling open countryside in this exquisitely realised route. Read on to see the latest trailer and find out more about how you can enjoy this brand new and exciting route.

The Köln - Aachen high speed railway is a 70km stretch of the Trans- European transport network. With Line speeds of up to 250km/h separate track has been added on over half of the route, running parallel to the existing track. This ensures the swift international services with the ICE 3M are not held up by the busy local S-Bahn services and are able to capitalise on their incredible top speeds.

The route is steeped in history, from its heavily debated original concept to the landmarks and bridges making up the surrounding landscape. Each has been given the attention to detail required to accurately bring them to life in Train Sim World 2 and allow you to really immerse yourself in the route. As you leave Aachen you are presented with the wonderful Burtscheid Viaduct, further along the line you travel through the historic triangle truss Dreigurtbrücke, and more as you journey to a panoramic view of the Köln skyline including the beautiful cathedral and famous Köln Hauptbahnhof.

German Railway Technology often leads the way in new and innovative design, the two locomotives included in this route are no different. The DB BR 406 ICE 3 is a precise machine, able to reach staggering speeds of up to 250km/h on this route. If you want to take in the German countryside at a more leisurely pace of speeds up to 160 km/h you can also drive the DB BR 442 Talent 2. Affectionately named by Rail fans Hamsterbacke (Hamster Cheeks!), the Talent 2 has become a regular sight across the entire Deutsche Bahn network.

You will enjoy the pinnacle of German railway technology at its best with this route. The RE9 services included give you the freedom to open up the throttle and test your high speed driving skills, as semi-fast stopper services you will only need to stop for passengers periodically along the line between Aachen and Duren, giving you the chance to feel the true power of these lightning fast locomotives. In addition to these services there are a variety of other scenarios and services for you to enjoy.

Explore Schnellfahrstrecke Köln – Aachen in Train Sim World 2 coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.




About Dovetail Games Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as Ltd, the business launched in 2009 initially producing and marketing PC game Train Simulator. Today Dovetail Games is responsible for train, flight and fishing simulation games and is developing for PC and leading consoles.

About SimuGraph Developed by Dovetail Games, SimuGraph Vehicle Dynamics Engine is a powerful visual modeling and simulation framework for the construction and real-time simulation of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems in the context of vehicle dynamics.

About Unreal Engine Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for world-class graphics, tools and scalability across PC, console and mobile platforms. Unreal Engine technology is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high quality games, applications, training simulations, visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. To access UE4, visit and follow @UnrealEngine.