We are pleased to present, just after approximately one year since the beginning of this project, and with the occasion of the coming Christmas, the new extension of the Teiuș-Alba Iulia-Cugir route, which from now on will be known as the Teiuș-Cugir-Deva route. The Șibot-Deva extension consists of 38 modernized kilometers, from which we could also find the railway node of Simeria (which is in modernization works right now in real life). Our interpretation of it in the simulator reflects the real project plans, but as the works will go on, we will continue to update the station where it’s needed. The 38 kilometers are also joined by approximately 3-5 kilometers thanks to the Simeria Triaj station (its sorting station being disabled, just like in real life). At the same time, Simeria has the Freight locomotives depot, freight cars maintenance workshops and an engine shed, all of which are functioning in-game. Also, to name some other characteristics of the route, we will mention the modernized tunnel of Turdaș (which so far is unique on the Romanian routes in the simulator), the Săulești aerodrome, Deva Citadel (with a functioning gondola), the Aurel Vlaicu road sign, modernized stations and a line which permits the speed of 140 km/h (possibly with 160 km/h in the future).
In other words, the Aurel Vlaicu, Geoagiu, Orăștie, Pricaz, Turdaș, Simeria Veche, Simeria Triaj, Simeria and Deva are bringing us near to the 100 kilometers mark. It’s worth mentioning that the Săulești station is currently being removed, which is why it wasn’t introduced into the route.