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Cross City: WCE Add-On (PC CD)

by First Class Simulations
Windows XP
 Ages 3 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Cities, towns and villages served by the line are listed below. Lichfield Trent Valley - on the outskirts of Lichfield, with connections to Virgin Trains services along the Trent Valley line between London Euston and the North West
  • Lichfield City - in central Lichfield
  • Shenstone
  • Blake Street
  • Butlers Lane
  • Four Oaks
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Wylde Green
  • Chester Road
  • Erdington
  • Gravelly Hill
  • Aston - the Walsall Line diverges here
  • Duddeston
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Five Ways
  • University of Birmingham
  • Selly Oak
  • Bournville
  • Kings Norton
  • Northfield
  • Longbridge
  • Barnt Green - branches off the main line to Cheltenham here.
  • Alvechurch
  • Redditch

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Cross City: WCE Add-On (PC CD) + West Coast Express Part 1: London to Birmingham - Add-On for MS Train Simulator (PC CD)
Price For Both: £38.80

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B000VJ6P7C
  • Release Date: 28 Mar 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,683 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The Cross-City line is a suburban railway line predominantly in the West Midlands region of England. It runs from Redditch in Worcestershire, its southern terminus, to Lichfield, Staffordshire, and its northern terminus via Birmingham New Street.

There are 24 four stations in all covering some 30 - 40 miles of countryside, and passes through the centre of Birmingham calling at its main station "Birmingham New Street".

New Locos will be a Class 323 (which is the only unit currently running on this line). A selection of activities will also be included.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Opportunity Missed 5 April 2008
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Cross City, the new rail simulation to go along with the West Coast Express is beautifully crafted, cleverly presented, full of excellent material and well designed but is so utterly boring.

No surprises, nothing to make the mouth curl in an appreciative smile and certainly not an entertaining giggle anywhere. Here was a chance to make something memorable but the authors have failed miserably. Not one chance to explore off the beaten track, to find a little piece of magic or to appreciate a clever addition.

Buy by all means - you will have fun - but you will become bored very quickly.

Peter West
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By skay007
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been after this title for quite sometime now, as I was born in the Birmingham area as was the rest of my family. The detail in the game is fantastic and very realistic, with a good selection of rolling stock to choose from. Great stuff from Europeanbahn as usual, looking forward to choosing another product made by them. A prompt and reliable delivery service too. Love it!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, a total waste 10 April 2008
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Im going to keep this short, playe the route a couple of times but it is utterly shocking.

The route bears very little resemblence to the real life cross city im afraid. How can you miss hundreds of houses out that are right along the line (comeing out of lichfield city) the extra track into the station, the missing shops down on the road! A multistory car park instead of houses, a bridge that is not even there, but then there are a few loations like that. Signals mis placed all together. stations not accomodating 6 car sets. Lack of real life features that are righ nexxt to the line. Cuttings where you should be on an embankment, spagetti junction is poor, no football grounds. Trackwork is poor and in some cases very out of place. Vegetation seems to have been placed on a - oh lets fill a gap basis. Aston Signalling centre? is it invisable? Lichfoeld High Level box? is that invisible too? 45 mph track when it should be 60 or vice versa, it is certainly not 125 thourgh lichfield stations. Let anone the other end of the line for a start, or in the middle!

I am gobsmacked by this, if you have never ever been on it before you wont know, been on it twice you will know what is wrong. I have travelled this many a times, probably hundereds over the past 3-5 years and it is shocking to see what has been produced here.

This review would be pages and pages long if i were to write it out and say everything this is by no means a great representation of the line, nor does it come near.

I would seriously consider not buying this because I feel I have wasted my money totally.

0 score for me
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars red signal passed????? 15 April 2008
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I have just purchased the cross city add on to add to all the others I have and Im not at all pleased with the new add on at all,
Main gripe is the lack of activities over and hour long there are just two thats the freight rescue one which is 1 hour long the other one is the birmingham New st to Lichfeild trent valley is 1 hour ten mins long.the other eight are only between 30 and 50 mins long, there are no through services from Redditch to Lichfeild Trent valley at all.
I agrree with the other reviewer that the scenery is a bit hit and miss more foliage than the buidings that should be there.
The other main thing is and its not a fault with my computor as Ive tried it on two different comps is the Measurement Train activitie From Lichfeild to Reditch every thing is o/k until I reach the platform in Birmingham New Street correct speed and Green lights showing all the way when up pops the little box saying activitie ended red signal passed this happens every time I have tried this activitie as I have said I have tried it on my main computor my second comp and also on my laptop same thing all the time so is this a fault on the simulation or what???
all in all the activities and the scenery could have been better but I suppose it passes the time when you have nothing better to do.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Only buy if you're a keen fan 19 Nov 2008
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I have to admit, I'm not particularly a TrainSim fan. I find that after a couple of runs up and down a line, it gets very boring and I lose interest. However I was interested in buying this simulation as I've commuted over the northern section of the line for many years.
My main complaint is the lack of accuracy of the track layout, for example the disused track between Aston and Duddeston have been brought into use, connecting in at Proof House Junction. This is inexcusable as accurate books of track diagrams are easily available. As other reviewers have pointed out, buildings beyond the boundary fence bear little resemblance to real life, though the stations do seem to be quite accurate.
If you're a keen TrainSim fan, want to build up a network and aren't too bothered about details, this is probably for you. If like me, you just want an accurate picture of the line, stick to Google Earth!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cross city : add on {PC CD] 14 Jan 2013
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Excellent add on by first class simulations being a ex railway loco driver i found this add on so realistic well done first class simulations.
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