*TSW4 Compatible* Birmingham Cross City Line Enhancement Pack

Hey guys!

An enhancement pack is avaliable to download for the Birmingham Cross City Line route. This mod provides a substantial visual overhaul to the route, with the specifics listed below.

Improvements and additions:

Stations:

  • Updated and realistic billboard advertising
  • Updated station signage and branding for station posters
  • Brand generic new station announcements
  • Branded station clutter and furniture
  • Brand new station model for the exterior of Bromsgrove Station
  • Brand new texture for the facade of Birmingham New Street, with a lovely reflective look added to it
  • Updated Redditch station building with new textures & Thorlux billboards

Infrastructure & Environment:

  • Substantial overhaul to the Redditch branch, by giving it a lot more scenery and making it look less bland looking
  • Brand new and realistic looking ballast texture
  • Signals given a big overhaul, with them appearing much brighter as well as giving them a more accurate colour temperature
  • Brand new station lighting, ranging from the 'old school' orange varient to the modern and bright looking LEDs

Class 323:

  • Updated external PIS size to give it a closer match to reality
  • Slightly brighter day and night running headlights, giving a better view at night
  • GSMR sound 'clicks' now added to when navigating the buttons
  • Slightly brighter and more vivid looking gauges in the cab
  • Altered headlight texture

^ These alterations for the WMR 323 have also been applied to the SimTrack Regional Railways Class 323 reskin DLC

Requirements

Strongly recommended to install for the ultimate Cross City enhancement

Save 20% on Train Sim World® 4: Centro Regional Railways BR Class 323 Add-On on Steam

Optional requirement, not essential

Return to Birmingham Cross-City in nostalgic fashion with 323 221, freshly sporting the “Centro” variant of Regional Railways livery, to mark 30 years of Class 323 service in the West Midlands, across all-new gameplay, in Train Sim World 4!

Save 50% on Train Sim World® 3: Birmingham Cross-City Line: Lichfield - Bromsgrove & Redditch Route Add-On on Steam

All aboard for Brum! Climb onto one of the most unique modern trains in Britain, delve into dense commuter operations and explore West Midlands territory, including the famed Lickey Incline. Bustling duties await in Train Sim World 3: Birmingham Cross-City Line: Lichfield - Bromsgrove & Redditch.

Installation Instructions

To install, simply download from the link and place the .pak inside your DLC folder, located at: ...steamapps\common\Train Sim World 4\WindowsNoEditor\TS2Prototype\Content\DLC

Additional Comments

All feedback, advice and constructive critisism is welcome.

18 March 24: Updated Enhancement Pack to be compatible with Train Sim World 4 It's imperative that you remove both the " !TS2Prototype-WindowsNoEditor-BCCRevisedSignalColours.pak " & " !BCCRedditchUpgrade.pak " files from your DLC folder as these no longer work.

07 Aug 23: Barnt Green scenery tile files removed and replaced with https://www.trainsimcommunity.com/mods/c3-train-sim-world/c19-patches/i3809-birmingham-cross-city-scenery-update-foliage-fencing-clutter downloadable separately.

Tags: birmingham class-323 enhancement londonmidland mod tsw4

Files

!TS2Prototype-WindowsNoEditor-BCCEnhancementPack.pak 88 MB · Added 18 Mar 2024 · Downloaded 1,015×

Previously uploaded files have been downloaded 12,312 times before being withdrawn.

Comments

Avatar of W2SJW
W2SJW 24 Nov 2022

Absolutely outstanding work, gentlemen!

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Dan5800 24 Nov 2022

The announcements are the best you guys have done! I've been waiting for an announcement with the calling at stations etc and it was the first one i heard! It's a shame the team can't get the license for it as it's the one thing I'd add to the sim! You guys have semi achieved this yourselves. This mod has made my year! <3 Thank you sooooooo much!!! Would love to see you guys do the same with other lines which i know you have to an extent but even more announcements like the calling at ones would be insane!!! I love that these don't cut off half way through either, they seemed to do that a lot on other lines

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Zangoosee 24 Nov 2022

Silly Question - Do the announcements only happen at certain stations or in a specific way? Currently doing a timetable route but haven't heard any announcements so far.

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londonmidland 24 Nov 2022

They happen at every station and are played randomly. They are quite infrequent though. I think they only play once every 10 minutes so the chance that you'll hear one whilst driving is quite low.

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Zangoosee 24 Nov 2022

Managed to hear some now - All good but thanks for letting me know.

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Crumbled 27 Nov 2022

Hey, Can you please make a patch to fix the PIS? It always lists a 323 as having 2 coaches if its 3 coaches. Then a 6 car as a 4 car. No one has made a patch for it yet and its annoying me alot

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londonmidland 27 Nov 2022

Hey, this would be something DTG will fix in their upcoming patch.

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Crumbled 27 Nov 2022

Oh yeah and If Possible one for the 323 PIS because that is always broken and lists every station as its starting point eg your at four oaks and it says your still at Redditch on the PIS.

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Crumbled 27 Nov 2022

Ah i see Thanks

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Crumbled 27 Nov 2022

Sorry One more lol, Whats your opinion on the 323 Sounds? I think they are realistic at the start when moving off but then kinda drift off to be more unrealistic and then i realised it would be probably to difficult for anyone to make a 323 Sound Mod.

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londonmidland 27 Nov 2022

I find them decent, however they’re a bit off at lower speeds.

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jack 28 Nov 2022

its not working for me any ideas?

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jack 28 Nov 2022

ive done everything it has told me to do and nothing has happend tired it a few times now?

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londonmidland 28 Nov 2022

Can you confirm your file structure that are placing the mod in for me please?

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jack 29 Nov 2022

What do you mean by file structure?

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londonmidland 29 Nov 2022

Where are you placing the mod and are you playing on the Steam version or Microsoft Windows Store version?

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jack 29 Nov 2022

I’m playing on the steam version I place the file on steam apps common etc I copy it onto the files close it and i load train som world 3 up and itnever overwrites DTG version

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londonmidland 29 Nov 2022

Are you placing it in the correct DLC folder? It shouldn’t get overwritten or anything when you launch the game.

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JamesP 28 Nov 2022

Fantastic work, all of you - thank you!

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londonmidland 29 Nov 2022

Thank you 🙏🏻

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JustusLM 12 Dec 2022

In the November 28th patch notes it said

"Redditch branch scenery between Alvechurch and Barnt Green has been improved and had new foliage and assets added."

Has this made the "Bescot-BCC_BarntGreenSceneryTile.pak" obsolete?

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londonmidland 12 Dec 2022

Hi, it hasn’t. The mod is a lot more detailed compared to the official patch itself so you’re safe to keep it.

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JustusLM 14 Dec 2022

Ok, thanks.

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Player701 22 Mar 2023

Hello, and thank you very much for this mod.

I have one question. There are certain services in the timetable for this route (e.g. 2N20 Four Oaks to Longbridge), where the train is supposed to continue past the final stop to a siding before reversing for the next service. The problem is that you cannot drive this part - even if you choose to continue the game, you get kicked out of the driver's seat and the AI takes over. Attempting to override it shows the message "You do not have permission to drive this service" until the train has stopped at the reversing point, and only then it allows you to take over to continue the next service. This is a bit immersion-breaking when you're driving in timetable mode. May I ask, wouldn't it be too difficult to allow the player to drive this part? Or is it outside the scope of this mod entirely, or perhaps not even possible with the currently available modding tools?

Thank you very much, again.

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SprattyHeath 22 Mar 2023

This is not something we can fix unfortunately.

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Player701 23 Mar 2023

I see. Thanks for answering.

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JBViper 9 Aug 2023

Another superb mod. Thank you all for this.

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Saro Trains 30 Sept 2023

Will this mod work with TSW4?

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londonmidland 30 Sept 2023

At present, no TSW 3 mods work with TSW 4. We’re waiting for DTG to resolve this.

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SprattyHeath 18 Mar 2024

Mod has just been updated for TSW4, apologies for the wait.

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JLD95 18 Mar 2024

thanks you. works and very nice add-on.
but it's little too heavy for my RTX4070. I use ultra settings provided by "TSW 4 | Lighting & Graphic Enhancement v4.1.4". At the moment I don't have time to test other graphics settings.

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OleDre 18 Mar 2024

The version I currently have for TSW3 is still good and will work with TSW3? I ask because there has been an update to TSW3 and another is set to be pushed out on 20-03-2024.

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SprattyHeath 18 Mar 2024

Probably not, as the materials have been updated to work with TSW4, they wont work with TSW3.

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OleDre 18 Mar 2024

Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it.
I do understand the updated version is for TSW4 only.
I still have the TSW3 version of this mod, will it receive any updates because TSW3 is getting an update on 20-03-2024?

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SprattyHeath 18 Mar 2024

It will not, no, sorry.

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OleDre 18 Mar 2024

Okay thank you once TSW3 gets updated on 20-03-2024, this mod will be null and void. I was good while it lasted thanks much.

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Panzerpatser 18 Mar 2024

Damn if only Clinchfield RR had this quality of forests and nature

...*cough hint

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scip 19 Mar 2024

Hi
with this mod i can only play in dx11
if i start in dx 12 like i only do
then i get an error that my video card is running out of memory ( Asus 3080 )

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SprattyHeath 19 Mar 2024

TSW4 does not directly support Dx12 as far as I know, it will lead to potential crashes.

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gavin 19 Mar 2024

I use Dx12 along with all the recomended mods listed no prob .. I do have rtx 3090 so got enough ram

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scip 19 Mar 2024

must be an error from my side but idk what....maybe a conflict mod but for this route i only have recomended mods like u

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ironpryo 22 May 2024

Hi there how can i add this mod to TWS4 PC using the xbox app?

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SprattyHeath 23 May 2024

I do not know how to do it for the Xbox Store version of TSW4, sorry.

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DenisJura 28 May 2024

Great mod works good Thanks a lot
I've searched long and hard to find the mod that prevents the class 170 from appearing in the fife circle 2024 timetable.
https://www.trainsimcommunity.com/mods/c3-train-sim-world/c19-patches

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IvyTurner24 7 days ago

Hi is there any chance you could upload an old version of your wonderful mod for me? I'm running an older version of the game so as not to break other mods, when I try this version of your mod it makes the WMR 323 disappear so I would like to try an older version. I would really appreciate it. The other mods I have were updated around August to December 2023.

If you felt open to it, I think it would be easiest if you could upload all the different versions of the mod so I could try each one to see if it works that would be amazing, but I completely understand if thats not allowed or you would prefer not to. Thanks for your time and feel free to dm if you'd rather.

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SprattyHeath 6 days ago

No, sorry I dont do that. Far too much work and I don't have enough space for more than one TSW game installed.

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IvyTurner24 6 days ago

Okay thanks anyway, I just thought you might have the old pak file. Nevermind, and thanks for answering quickly.

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SprattyHeath 6 days ago

If I do find the TSW3 file, I'll happily add it onto the site as a legacy version.

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IvyTurner24 6 days ago

Oh I'm on TSW4, it's just an older version like from 2023, I don't update it because it would break mods but then some mods are too new for it if you understand what I mean. In the settings it says build 552. I think this was the update from around the summer in 2023.

Oh well. It doesn't matter really, just would have been cool to have the announcements and such. Thanks for your time and for modding to make the game better

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SprattyHeath 6 days ago

Oh an older version of TSW4? Then no, sorry, that I definitely will not do.

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About this mod

Created
23 Nov 2022
Updated
18 Mar 2024
Game
Train Sim World
Type of content
Patch
Train Sim World compatibility
Train Sim World 4
Train Sim World Content
Birmingham Cross-City Line, Centro Regional Railways BR Class 323