Alstom Metro NS74

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Santiago NS74
NS74 001.jpg
Traction power supply
side rails
ATB / ZUB max. speed 80 km/h

The Alstom rubber tired metros where first introduced in Paris, as a way of noise reduction and better traction on inclines. Later, the system has also been installed in multiple other city's, including Santiago, Mexico City and Lausanne.

The collection in this download includes the following trains:

  • Santiago NS74
  • Santiago NS93
  • Mexico MP68
  • Paris MP89CC (CC = Conduite Conducteur = traindriver control)
  • Paris MP89CA (CA = Conduite Automatique = automatic control)
  • Lausanne Be 8/8 TL

These trains run on pneumatic tires. For information on this:

Important to know; with this system, the conventional steel rails are still in place. The trains also still have normal train wheels, which are used to guide the train through switches, for emergencies (in case of the flat pneumatic tire, the conventional train wheel is backup), and to support the train in the depot/workshop. Although running these trains on normal tracks is possible, if it happens it is only done at shunting speeds and not in passenger service.

Initial 3D model created by user Supertrain_fan. The model has been converted for the simulator and made functional by Sjoerd Ydema.

Operation in Metrosimulator

In the Rijndam network, the rubber tired metros can be used on the Airport Shuttle Service (use the separate end/middle cars to create a unit of up to 3 cars long). Starting with Rijndam 2022 v1.5, line M6 is also converted for rubber tired metro's.

The package contains 3 full NS74 trainsets (5, 6 and 7 cars long), and also separate end/middle cars so you can make your own prefered train length. Remember to end a train by adding the second end car reversed(!). The full trainsets can not be uncoupled into seperate cars in the simulator. If you want to do this (for shunting purposes), place your train in the simulator using the separate end/middle cars.

Light signalling

The Santiago NS74 metro's have green or red side signals above thw windows, to indicate on which type of service they run ("green" trains only stop at green-marked stations on the subway map, "red" trains only on red-marked stops).

  • Use the [ and ] keys to turn on/off the red/green lights.

Codes for activities

To use the NS74 in your own activities, you can use these codes:

  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS74_5.xml"/>	       5 car unit
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS74_6.xml"/>	       6 car unit
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS74_7.xml"/>	       7 car unit
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS74_A.xml"/>	       End car
  <train pack="AlstomMetro" file="NS74_B.xml"/>	       Middle car

Special animations

  • Shift+X: Open/close left traindriver door (or in automatic metro: open manual traindriver controls)
  • Ctrl+X: Open/close right traindriver door
  • Ctrl+Shift+X: Open/close traindriver door to passenger compartment

External links