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Nederlandse Spoorwegen IRM Regiorunner Passenger Train for Train Simulator


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A reproduction of the IRM 'Regiorunner' electric passenger train that can be seen all over the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch national railways) network. This model includes the original DD-IRM as well as the new V-IRM versions.

  • DD-IRM1 and DD-IRM2 : Renewed NS livery.
  • VIRM-4 and VIRM-6 : Renewed NS livery, and OV-Chipkaart pink/white promotional livery.
  • VIRM-4 Koningstrein livery, for the coronation of King Willem-Alexander.
  • VIRM-4 'Groen' green train livery.
  • New in 2017 - now includes the VIRMm (modernised)
  • Working engine/driving trailer (mBvk 1/2).
  • First / second class passenger wagons (ABv3/4 ABv5).
  • Second class motor coach (mBv7 unit).
  • First / second class power pickup wagon (ABv6).
  • Three second class passenger views - DD-IRM, old style VIRM and new style VIRM.
  • Detailed cabviews with accurate differences between DD-IRM and VIRM.
  • ATB-EG (train protection system) and Dodeman (train vigilance / deadman system) emulation.
  • Uses smart scripting for cab lighting, custom controls, footplates, destination boards, traction gauges, in-cab digital displays (VIRM) and more.
  • Dynamic autonumbering
  • Can be used in your own scenarios, and is available in QuickDrive.
  • Due to incompatibilies and complications arising from the upgrade of Train Simulator 2012 to Train Simulator 2013, scenarios are not provided with the download, but will become available on my scenarios page as I complete them.
  • English User's manual supplied as a PDF file. Please read it as there are many unique controls for this model.(The manual is available in Start->All Programs->ChrisTrains)
  • Free updates for life (see this note about product update emails)
  • Enjoy it. I try to be responsive to people's requests so if you think something isn't quite right, send me a bug report.

Minimum requirements

  • Train Simulator 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 (upgrade from previous versions is free on Steam)
  • 'Expert' control mode. Turn off simple controls.
  • Recommended: Dynamic lighting ON
  • Product(s) will not work in Train Simulator 2012, 2013, 2014.

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Verlengd InterRegio Materieel (VIRM) is a doubledecker trein used by the Dutch railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen - NS). Made up of 178: 98 four-carriage consists (the VIRM-IV, of which 51 are the newest series VIRM-4) and 80 six-carriage consists (VIRM-VI).
The first series (VIRM-1) came about by a life extension program for the older DD-IRM dubbeldeksinterregiomaterieel (double decker inter-region train). When originally delivered, this rolling stock was named the Regiorunner. It was designed for inter-region routes. The first unit (8201) was delivered to the NS in Leidschendam on April 21st 1994 from the Talbot Aken facility.
In 2000 an order was placed for 128 new carriages to lengthen the existing trains. The old three-carriage 8200 series were lengthened by the addition of a power pickup car (ABv6) and became the 9400 series. The old four-carriage 8400 series were lengthened by the addition of both a power pickup car (ABv6) and a motorcoach (mBv7) and became the 8600 series. The most visible difference with the newer trains was the position of the pantographs. They were moved from the driving trailers at the ends of the trainset to the power pickup car (ABv6) in the middle.
In 2007 NS Reizigers ordered another 205 VIRM carriages from Bombardier Transportation, the first of which was delivered on June 27th 2008.
With the extension to the VIRM, the entire train was fitted with a new diagnostic system in the cab to report faults and control train systems. The driver uses the system via an LCD display in the cab to check the train systems before departure, to set things like the destination displays, and to monitor the train systems for faults. Once on the move, the display can also show other information such as speed, air pressures, voltages, power draw, suspension settings etc.
Through a redesigned air suspension system, the passenger comfort in the VIRM is considerably improved over the original models. The air conditioning system is also vastly improved, and the VIRM-IV was the first NS train to get a fully contained vacuum toilet system with a bioreactor.
Power1608kW (2156hp)2312kW (3100hp)
Axle formationBo-Bo + 2-2 + Bo-BoBo-Bo + 2-2 + 2-2 + Bo-BoBo-Bo + 2-2 + 2-2 + Bo-Bo + 2-2 +Bo-Bo
Maximum speed160 km/h
Weight183.4 ton236.8 ton352.3 ton
Number built162186276
Built byTalbot Aken / Holec / Bombardier
Years entered service1994-19962007-