Signalling Centre London Kings Cross was the first simulation specifically designed for Microsoft Windows from Signalling Centre Software and will be relaunched on 1st August 2003 to include many new features that are available in the highly successful simulation based on Birmingham New Street in the United Kingdom. The features include:
- Improved detailed visual control area and track layout
- Zoomed control area showing signal aspects, trains and routes
- Train to Signalling Centre telephone communications such as authorising trains to pass a signal at danger
- Failure of signals, trains and track circuits
- Civil Engineers possessions
- Train collision detection
- Optional automatic junction routings
- Real time timetable
- Train Arrival Tracker
- Hot Locations - the simulation tells you when a train arrives at any location you select
- Cancellation and reallocation of stock
- Ability to request additional stock, join and split stock
- Manual and automatic routes
- Save and load multiple sessions
- Log of events and penalty points
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Adjustable simulation speed
- Supplied with a printed manual
- Timetables available in HTML format
- Compatible with the Timetable Editor
During your 13 hour shift starting at 6:00 am, you are responsible for over 400 train services and takes you through the morning and evening commuter rush hours. Your control area covers the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to just before Peterborough, the loop through Hertford North and the line towards Cambridge - that's approximately 80 route miles. To make life a little easier, automatic routes and junctions can be created giving you the chance to concentrate on arrivals and departures.
Although the working timetables are supplied in HTML format, you are also able to view a real time timetable for each station and arrival line in your control area. This will show you the current arrivals, departures and the last known location of each service giving you an idea of when to expect the train. A comprehensive printed manual is supplied.
Suitable for any PC (or Apple Macintosh with a suitable emulator) running Microsoft Windows versions 95, 98, ME, XP, 2000 or NT4 with a minimum screen resolution of 640x480 (although for the ideal display 800x600 is recommended).