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The Great British Railway Journeys video game arrives this week

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The video game arriving on March 5 is the official tie-in to popular BBC 2 series, Great British Railway Journeys.

Dovetail Games has confirmed that the official Great British Railway Journeys video game will be released on PC via Steam on March 5, 2020. The game includes five famous routes featured in the hit BBC television show presented by Michael Portillo.

As far as we know, the game doesn’t let you play as Mr Portillo, which is probably for the best. What you can do, however, is manage and maintain your train engine, safety systems, passengers, and signalling, all from the comfort of the game’s perfectly re-created train cabs. The game is built using Dovetail’s acclaimed Train Simulator engine.

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The five routes include 40 scenarios to experience, covering more than 350 miles around the UK. Locations include the some of London’s busiest commuter routes, Cumbria’s Lake District, and the beautiful Medway Valley.

Speaking about the game, avid-gamer and presenter of Great British Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo, said: “The level of realism and extraordinary detail in the game makes it feel exactly like being in the driving seat of a train.”

Bless him for getting onboard with the game’s promotional campaign.

Great British Railway Journeys routes

  • East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough – Drive the HST at high-speed along the busy East Coast Main Line.
  • Great Eastern Main Line: London-Ipswich – Head east in the BR Class 360, leaving London’s Liverpool Street and heading for the beauty of Essex and Suffolk.
  • Portsmouth Direct Line: London Waterloo – Portsmouth – Take over the popular commuter route with BR Classes 444, 450, 455/8 and 377s.
  • Settle to Carlisle – Thank the Romans as you take various engines across viaducts and the stunning scenery of Cumbria’s Lake District
  • Chatham & Medway Line – Explore the Garden of England driving passengers trains and heavy freight locomotives, including the American-built BR Class 59.

Great British Railway Journeys is released via Steam on March 5 and is priced at £34.99 in the UK. If you own Dovetail’s Train Simulator, the five routes from Great British Railway Journeys will be added directly into the game.


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