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King's Cross
Introduction
Multiplay and Chaining
Key Features
Difficulty Rating
Credits

King's Cross

Eastern Region

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Introduction

The simulation is based on the area of control of King's Cross Power Box. The difference is that SimSig does not control Biggleswade or Royston, but everything else from the terminus to just north of Hitchin and Baldock on the Cambridge Line, as well as the Finsbury Park to Moorgate branch and the whole "Hertford Loop" Line.

Most of the work will be done on the first 34 route miles of the East Coast Main Line. With everything else, there is a total of at least 64 route miles exist in this simulation. It will be very busy, especially in the rush hour, thus making the sharing of the simulation on the internet an enjoyable alternative to single player sessions. Two eras are included- the old layout and a modern one incorporating the new Hitchin Flyover and Platfom 0 at King’s Cross.

King’s Cross is currently free to download and play, although Donations are gratefully received.

Kings Cross user manual .

Multiplay and Chaining

  • Chains with Peterborough and Royston

  • Managable by one experienced player, but really needs two or three people to share the workload.
  • Up to 5 players in Multiplay.

Key Features

  • Extremely large and complex area of control
  • King's Cross station itself
  • Empty stock movements to and from key rolling stock depots and sidings
  • Mixed bag of passenger traffic, from the "all stations" suburban services to the High Speed Long Distance trains including the North of London Eurostar
  • Control of the bottleneck at Welwyn where the ECML is reduced to two tracks
  • Simple

    ARS in the Moorgate area

  • Simple

    ACI at key locations

  • Two eras available- Old Layout and Modern.

Difficulty Rating

  • Passenger traffic - High
  • Freight traffic - Low
  • Layout complexity - High
  • Overall – High

Credits

Geoff Mayo, Mike Miles, and Clive Feather have all contributed significantly to this simulation. Countless others have offered advice and information which we appreciate greatly.

In memory of Bob Coulson who died in 2008, who was an LNER man aiming to model King's Cross in the steam era but sadly was never able to finish.
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Last edited by Steamer on 03/01/2021 at 13:59