- Animated display monitors at stations
- Realistic shift service to schedule
- Intelligent custom announcements
- Passenger volumes differ depending on time of day
- Simulation of wear and tear caused by style of operation (can be selected via Options)
- Extensive scoring system, adding to the excitement and fun
- Custom setting of destination display during operations
- Customisable light settings on train (position lights, cab lighting etc.)
- Opening doors seen from either inside or outside, controlled by the player
- Doors can be opened separately (left, right and both)
- Train vibration – as soon as the train starts moving, vibrations will take effect on the train
- Train swings – the train will start swinging as speed increases, and you will feel this in the cab. Hard braking will also produce this effect and the train will still be in a swinging motion when it has come to a full stop
- Intelligent AI traffic operating to real schedules. Display on destination signs and announcements are controlled automatically
- Configurable key commands
- 3D cab with rotatable camera – allowing you to look around. By using a key stroke the view angle will be centred again
- Free movement inside the train – while the train is stopped at a station you will have the option to switch to a first-person perspective inside the passenger car. You can move by using keyboard commands, and view angles can be controlled with the mouse
- Free movement on the station – you can get off the train at any station and move around (first person perspective). There are also some missions starting on the platform of a station. You will have to walk onto the train and into the cab which is separated from the passenger area by a door
- Free movement in the tunnels and on the track
- Changing of cabs – sometimes you will have to change cabs during a mission - leave the train, walk along the platform to the other end and get into the other cab to prepare for departure
- Brand-new mission module with new mission
- Flashlight for virtual walk in the tunnel
- Compatible with Rail Driver Cab Controller
The U-7 line is a wide gauge line, carrying only wide gauge trains. The main difference to the narrow gauge line trains such as the U1, U2, U15, U3 and U4 line trains lies in the measurements of the carriages and the power supply. Gauge width, though, is the same on the narrow and wide gauge tracks (1435mm).
World of Subways Vol.2: U7 - Berlin features the wide gauge trains F 90 and the H 01.
F 90 - In 1974 the F series (F74) was being built and then further developed. The F90 was built from 1990 to 1991. The outline and exterior model parts of the train are rather plain and simple compared to the modern H series. These trains were built by ABB Henschel.
H 01 - The H 01 is one of the most modern vehicles on the Berlin Subway System. This wide gauge train was built between 2000 and 2002 by ABB Henschel, Adtranz, and Bombardier. The H train is usually a set of 6 cars. This system allows a seamless transition between the cars of the trains resulting in a 100m length which the passenger can walk from end to end.
Besides being the longest Berlin Subway route, Route U7 has some more features which are worth mentioning.
This route is really entertaining and exciting as is has many turns and gradients on offer. Just before the Mehringdamm/Gneisenaustr crossroads, for example, it does a very hard left turn in a radius of not even 100m - one of the most difficult turns in the Berlin Subway system.
In the impressive two-level tunnel sections such as in the area of Mehringdamm and Jungfernheide there are many chamber locks at the underground sections of the rivers and canals which close rapidly when water comes through.
There's a great deal of variety in the station architecture. Hermannplatz, for example, is 7m high, 132m long and 22m wide - almost a cathedral! The first subway escalators were introduced here in 1926, with the department store Karstadt opened at Hermannplatz in 1929. At the time this was the most modern store in Europe and the Karstadt company paid part of the costs of building the underground station. In return it got a direct entrance to its store! When designing 'Zitadelle', inspiration came from the nearby Spandau citadel, one of the most important medieval fortresses of Europe and one of the many touristic attractions of Berlin.