Recently renamed London Overground line comes to Train Sim World 4

The Gospel Oak to Barking Riverside route of the London Overground network, recently named the Suffragette line by Transport for London, comes with the sleek and modern Class 710 Aventra trains.

Fans of the TfL network will be able to take control of one of London’s newest trains with the release of the London Overground Suffragette line: Gospel Oak – Barking Riverside route Add-on for Train Sim World 4. The Class 710 Aventra, introduced to the real-world rails back in 2019, forms the latest train to arrive in the video game franchise.

150 years in the making; the Gospel Oak to Barking Line was happenstance-constructed through the means of multiple companies building adjacent lines. As links, junctions and various termini were built and changed, this meandering route through no less than 7 of North & East London’s boroughs took shape as a vital strategic railway. Having spent years with an avid community following, the route became affectionately known locally as the ‘GOBLIN’, a portmanteau of Gospel Oak – Barking Line.

But from February 2024 it was announced that the route would be known as the Suffragette line as part of TfL plans to name all of the London Overground routes to make the network easier for customers to navigate. Once rebranding is complete later this year it will be known as the Suffragette line, in recognition of how the early 20th century working-class movement in the East End, paved the way for women’s rights – empowering women to have a significant impact on society, in the past, present and will continue to do in the future.

Train Sim World 4 players will be able to enter the cab and run busy services between Gospel Oak in north London, to Barking and Barking Riverside, where a new station has been built to accommodate the growing development on the north bank of the River Thames. Along the way, virtual drivers will pass through Harringay, Tottenham, Walthamstow and Leytonstone crossing over and under other lines within Greater London’s railway network.

Matt Peddlesden, Executive Producer at Dovetail Games: “It’s a delight to bring our first simulation of the London Overground to Train Sim World, allowing players to experience driving in the busy capital with the very latest trains that TfL are running today!”

Train Sim World 4 was released last September and includes the East Coast Main Line as one of its three core routes. Other Add-ons from its vast back catalogue include the London Underground Bakerloo Line and the Thameslink Class 700.

You can watch the new trailer here:

Train Sim World 4: London Overground Suffragette line: Gospel Oak – Barking Riverside route Add-on is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Epic Games Store, and Steam for £24.99