Rapid Transit is a route for Train Sim World featuring the S2 line of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland in Leipzig from Dessau HBF to Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz via Leipzig HBF. It is included as part of the base game. It features one electric multiple unit, the DB BR 1442, also known as the Bombardier Talent 2.


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Hint 1Edit

The first hint is a drawing of the TSW logo, with a highly obscurred train and staff member in the background.
TSW Route 3 Hint 1
Some have theorised that the train in the background is a German ICE train. Other guesses have included an Austrian railjet or an Amtrak electric locomotive such as the ACS-64.

Some have also guessed that it could be representative of a TGV or Eurostar, citing the very similar shapes of the train and staff uniform.

Hint 2Edit

A tweaked version of this screenshot was later shared on the Train Simulator Twitter page, prompting many to suggest that it could be a German DB BR 442 'Talent 2' EMU.
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The image shows details to the side of the train added which many believe are similar to the window design on the DB BR 442 EMU.

Hint 3Edit

A further tweaked version of the screenshot appeared on the Train Simulator Twitter page with repeated suggestions that the featured train is a DB BR 442 or another train from the Bombardier Talent series of EMUs. It is believed that the route will now be in either Germany or Austria.
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Hint 4Edit

The fourth hint was again a further tweaked screenshot. This time the name of the add-on was revealed, Rapid Transit. The locomotive is still believed to be a DB BR 442. DTG have said more information will be revealed on the 1st December.

Route Edit

The Rapid Transit route covers S2 of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland from Dessau HBF to Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz via Leipzig HBF and Bitterfeld. The route is 71 km in length and contains 23 stations. The route is set in mid-2016 when the route survey was undertaken. Whilst many passenger & freight services operate along the route, only the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland trains are featured in the add-on.


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  • DB BR 1442 - A variant of the Bombardier Talent 2 series of locomotives operated by S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn. 80 of these locomotives were produced between 2013 and 2015 and have a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

Tutorials Edit

Scenarios Edit

  • Rapid Transit (Scenario) - Drive a northbound service from Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz, across Leipzig via the City Tunnel, as far as Leipzing Messe.
  • Metropolitan - Drive a southbound service from Bitterfeld, across Leipzig via the City Tunnel, as far as Leipzig-Connewitz.
  • North Bound - Drive a northbound service from Bitterfeld to the northern limit at Dessau HBF.
  • Leipziger - Drive a southbound service from Delitzsch und Bf across Leipzig via the City Tunnel, down to the southern terminus at Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz.
  • Cross Town - Drive a northbound service from Connewitz, across Leipzig via the City Tunnel, as far as Bitterfeld.

Services Edit

Like the previous routes, Rapid Transit has a 24-hour service mode timetable. Owners of the DB BR 182 DLC have a larger service mode featuring twice as many services; the additional services are operated by the DB BR 182 and the DB BR 767.2 control car. The service mode timetable (without DB BR 182 DLC) can be viewed here:

Route DiagramEdit

Map Edit

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Route Table Edit

Location Image Kilometres
Dessau HBF 20180128162937 1 0
Dessau Süd 20180128163051 1 4.3
Marke 20180128163218 1 11.3
Raguhn 20180128163255 1 14.8
Jeßnitz 20180128163358 1 18.0
Wolfen 20180128163505 1 20.4
Greppin 20180128163727 1 22.6
Bitterfeld 20180128163829 1 25.6
Petersroda 20180128164547 1 32.1
Delitzsch unt Bf 20180128164637 1 39.0
Zschortau 20180128164732 1 43.7
Rackwitz 20180128165704 1 48.6
Leipzig Messe 20180128164823 1 53.6
Leipzig Nord 20180128164910 1 57.2
Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Tief) 20180128164957 1 59.9
Leipzig Markt 20180128171351 1 60.5
Leipzig Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz 20180128171533 1 61.2
Leipzig Bayerischer Bahnhof 20180128171642 1 61.8
Leipzig MDR 20180128171729 1 63.0
Leipzig-Connewitz 20180128171839 1 65.3
Markkleeberg Nord 20180128171934 1 67.0
Markkleeberg 20180128172026 1 68.0
Markkleeberg-Großstädteln 20180128172114 1 69.9
Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz 20180128172203 1 71.3


  • Green Light: Completed the BR 442 Basic Introduction
  • Mass Transit: Completed 442 passenger boarding tasks
  • Rapid Transit: Reach the maximum speed of the BR 442 (160 km/h)
  • Top Talent: Operated 44.2 km in the BR 442
  • Safety First: Acknowledged 500 SIFA alarms
  • Leipzig Legend: Completed all of the available services
  • Regional Rider: Rode as a passenger for 44.2 km
Rapid Transit
Locomotives DB BR 1442
Locations Markkleeberg-Gaschwitz - Leipzig HBF - Bitterfeld - Dessau HBF
Operators Deutsche Bahn
Tutorials Talent 2 Introduction
Scenarios Rapid Transit - Metropolitan - North Bound - Leipziger - Cross Town
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