Freeware Routes for Train Simulator

On this page you will find all our freeware routes for Train Simulator. Scroll down for more information about each route.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

We present phase 1 of the NYMR, running from the market town of Pickering, through the North York Moors National Park to Grosmont. This route has ben created in association with our friends at British Locomotive Studios.

All parts of the line are presented in magnificent detail from the streets around Pickering station, to the rugged moorland within the national park. From the familar landmarks in 'Heartbeat Country' to the detailed Motive Power Depot at Grosmont. It's all here for you to immerse yourself in!

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Riviera Lines - GWR Era

Peter Godearl, creator of the popular steam era route Wycombe Railway and Joint Lines, returns with a new route. This time it is a clone of the steam age Riviera Lines route but backdated to Great Western days before WWII dramatically changed the scene along this holiday line. Custom assets have been created to take the route back to this time period. Also included is extensive Quick Drive to make use of the many pieces of Great Western DLC now available for Train Simulator.

For more information about the pack, see the manual HERE

Wycombe Railway and Joint Line Version 4

Extension of the superb Wycombe Railway and Joint Line by Peter Goodearl takes the already extensive route north from Banbury to Leamington Spa and onwards to Stratford, via Hatton Junction.

Peter has created a wealth of custom assets. Also included are many scenarios and options for Quick Drive. This is a FREE download. See the included manual for requirements etc.

The South Devon Railway by Second Valve

Another fine piece of work by Second Valve, we present the South Devon Railway.

This 6 and 1/2 mile line is an incredibly accurate representation of the Devon branch line running from Totnes Riverside to Buckfastleigh. Make sure you read the included documentation before using the route.

The Swanage Railway by Second Valve

We are privileged to present to you the Swanage Railway for Train Simulator - an incredibly realistic representation of a heritage railway in southern England. This has been created by Second Valve(see included documentation for additional team members).

This route is based on the preserved line running from Swanage through to Norden, with trackwork continuing through to Wareham that will be scenerised in a later
update. The narrow gauge section is also included at Norden for the Purbeck Mining Museum.

Oh yes, and IT'S FREE!!!

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The Bluebell Railway

One of the oldest heritage railways of them all is represented here and is now available for Train Simulator. Created by Ivor Russell, with enhancements by Steam Sounds Supreme, this route gives you a thoroughly immersive experience!

The route represents post-2013, with all four Bluebell Railway stations included - Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes, Kingscote and East Grinstead - and each feature custom buildings. In fact, custom assets feature heavily throughout the route, from stations to bridges and more. Also included are a set of scenarios and Quick Drive. Both steam and diesel will be at home on this classic UK heritage railway.

To find out what DLC you require to run this route and enjoy the scenarios, the users manual is available HERE.


Developed by Trevor Wood, with the aid of many fine members of the TS community, we are delighted to present this fine representation of the Southern Railway route from Southampton to Weymouth. This isn't just the mainline though. Also featured are the Lymington Branch, Bournemouth West, the 'Castlemans Corkscrew' via Ringwood, the old Christchurch route from Ringwood(closed in 1935), Southampton Terminus and the extensive docks network. The time period is loose, but most certainly steam age! The perfect place to stretch the legs of your Southern steam locomotive collection!!

To enjoy this route to the full, the following Steam content are recommended:

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Great Central Railway

The first version of the GCR was released on back in 2011. Various new versions appeared over recent years, adding new features made available by new technologies in the base game. When version 3 was released in 2013, it was intended that it would be the last version. However, last year, Michael Sutton made contact with us. He had given the route a further face-lift, and added even more detail. Also some more recent new features in the real-world route were put in. So it was decided that we would release this version of the route on our website.

Now included in the route is a representation of the Mountsorrel Branch, which runs from Swithland sidings to Mountsorrel, a new shed at Swithland sidings and the Butler-Henderson cafe at Quorn.

As before, custom buildings, bridges and more appear throughout the route, making it one of the most realistic routes available for Train Simulator

Read the manual HERE to find out about DLC requirements etc. Please also follow ALL instructions for installation of the route, assets and rolling stock

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The real route is a 12 mile heritage railway running through the beautiful Cotswolds, in England. The headcourters of the railway is at Toddington. It was here, in 1984, that the first public train ran over a 1/4 mile stretch of line. All track and infrastructure has had to be rebuilt, apart from Toddingtons main station building. 31 years later and the railway is 12 miles long, and soon to be 14, with the extension to Broadway progressing.

Our route is a development of the one made by Richard Evans and released on UKTS as the Honeybourne Line in 2011.

Since then, Train Simulator has changed a lot. With Richards permission, we have added many new features to the route, such as Super-Elevation, TSX lighting, new ambient sounds, new track sounds, extension to Laverton, new platforms and much more.

To run this route, you will need the following payware route DLC: Woodhead Route - Bristol to Exeter - Isle of Wight - West Somerset Railway