Amsterdam M2

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Amsterdam M2
M1 002.jpg
Traction power supply
side rails / overhead wire (shunting)
ATB / ZUB max. speed 70 km/h

The Amsterdam M1-M3 metro's (build by LHB) were ordered when the Amsterdam metro system was opened. The M1 series consisted of four prototypes, which were later adapted to match the rest of the fleet (and where then known as part of the M3 series). Due to their zilver color, these trains were called "Zilvermeeuw" (Herring Gull). However, they have also gotten less honorable names, like "shipping containers" or "Koekblik" (biscuit tin). They were replaced in 2013 by the new M5 trains.

The following variants of this train are available:

  • GVB livery 1997 (silver/red)
  • GVB livery 2009 (silver/blue)

Note: The M1 prototype series was later rebuild into the M3 series. The difference between the M2 and M3 series is minimal, but there are some differences that are just too little to make it worth buidling a separate 3D model for these trains, like the driver cabin doors with rounded instead of angular edges. So therefore, in the simulator the full series is known as "M2", but with all 44 unit numbers repesented.

When released, this train is part of the "Amsterdam" pack, which includes these trains:

Model created by Sjoerd Ydema.

Operation in Metrosimulator

Power supply

The M1-M3 trains can run on 3rd rail only, but they have also been equiped with a small shunting pantograph, which is only ment for slow speed shunting in the Diemen depot of the Amsterdam metro network. This pantograph has a maximum range of 4,7 meters above the track. As most overhead wires in Metrosimulator are at 5 meters, this isn't very usefull. However, in the network "Rijndam Metro 2022", the overhead wires at depot "Bergenseweg" (connected to track 3 at Station Westplein) have been re-installed so the M1 through M5 metro's can use them.

Automatic Train Protection

The following automatic train protection (ATP) systems have been installed:

  • RET ATB (LZB801)
  • ZUB (222c)
  • ATP OFF (for use on the City of Thames map)

The train will automatically select the correct system when you spawn it in one of the networks. Switch-overs between ATB and ZUB will happen automatically as you transition between systems, just like on the RET SG3 trains.

Train operation keys

  • Shift+X _ Left driver cabin door
  • Ctrl+X _ Right driver cabin door
  • Ctrl+Shift+X _ Internal driver cabin door
  • Ctrl+L _ Driver desk light on/off (when in tunnels)
  • Shift+L _ Passenger lights on/off (when in tunnels)

  • / and * (Numpad) _ Destination display
  • Ctrl+/ and Ctrl+* (Numpad) _ Changing route diagrams in passenger compartments

Codes for activities

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

  <train pack="Amsterdam" file="M2_1977.xml"/>
  <train pack="Amsterdam" file="M2_2009.xml"/>

Example of how to place an M4 train in an Simvliet activity:

 <consist start="BPD1">
   <train pack="Amsterdam" file="M2_1977.xml">
	<cab id="0" enabled="true" ai="364"/>
	<car id="0" scrollsign3="13"/>
	<car id="1" scrollsign3="13"/>
   <train pack="Amsterdam" file="M2_1977.xml">
	<car id="0" scrollsign3="13"/>
	<car id="1" scrollsign3="13"/>

Note: The "scrollsign3", for the passenger line diagrams, must be set for each carriage individually if you want the simulator to show these upon loading the activity. You can always also set them manually once the simulation has started (in which case it effects the complete train at once).

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