Now take charge of a major London terminus!
Opened by the Great Western Railway in 1854, Paddington has a long history
but today is busier than ever. With the frequent arrivals and departures using
all 14 platforms there is little spare capacity, especially during the peak
hours and correct routing over the 6 approach tracks from Ladbroke Grove is
essential to keep the trains running to time.
The timetable supplied with the simulation includes the full morning peak
period and to assist in authentic operation platform numbers are provided for
all trains. As well as the passenger services of First Great Western, Heathrow
Express, Thames Trains, Chiltern Railways and Virgin Cross Country, there are
empty stock movements to and from Old Oak Common depot.
This simulation is based closely on the real installation and gives you the
same view as the signalmen in Slough IECC, from which Paddington is controlled,
with the same challenges to face!