|HTM 5001-5070 (4-section)|
HTM 5100-5128 (3-section, fictional)
Doha 1-19 (3-section)
|Traction power supply|
|ATB / ROZ|
The Siemens Avenio is a low-floor tram family produced by Siemens. It is the successor to the Combino family. Its main feature is that this design has central bogies under each carriage, rather than a series of short carriages on fixed trucks with suspended longer sections in between them (like the Combino). According to Siemens, this should reduce wear on both the wheels on the vehicles and on the tracks. All variants in this package are bi-directional trams.
The following versions are available:
- HTM Avenio (Den Haag, Netherlands), 4 sections, vehicle numbers 5001-5070.
- HTM Avenio (Den Haag, Netherlands), 3 sections fictional variant, vehicle numbers 5100-5128.
- Doha Avenio (Qatar), 3 sections, vehicle numbers 1-19.
The Den Haag variant of the Avenio is driven by foot pedals (from left to right: deadmen, brake, traction). This was done at the request of The Hague tram drivers, who preferred this method of driving (which they were familiar with from the previous two tram generations; the PCC and GTL8 trams) over the manual control which was introduced a few years earlier with the Alstom "RandstadRail" Regiocitadis trams.
The Doha variant uses manual controls, which are standard for Avenio trams (and most other modern trams).
Operation in Metrosimulator
These trams can run in service in Metro Simulator on all tramlines equipped with overhead wires, except those which are under ZUB train protection.
In Explore mode, you will find the Avenio trams under "Tram Avenio".
APS power supply
The Doha Avenio's in reality run without overhead wires, and instead charge batteries (using small pantographs) at tram stops. As this mode of operation is not an option in the simulator, normal pantographs have been fitted instead. However, to give you the sensation of running this vehicle without overhead wires, the Doha Avenio in the simulator has been made compatible with the APS power supply on Rijndam line T4. But remember; the AI does not operate the second pantograph (lowering it to drive into the APS-section of the line), so when running on line T4 and using the AI, do not use pantograph 2. If you do use pantograph 2, remember to lower it yourself as you enter the APS section!
In order to run on the Rijndam and Toronto tram networks (where ATB has been installed as a requirement of the simulator), the ATB system is installed on these trams. However, unlike on the subway trains, this version will not slow your tram to a stop. It will only cut out traction when you are 5km/h over the speed limit it receives from the track signals.
When running on tracks with ATB, the maximum speed sent to your vehicle is shown in the speedometer with a small blue arrow, as well as at the bottom of the screen. Just remember to STOP before an S-sign along the track when the ATB signal shows "10 km/h", as this is essentially seen as a red signal.
When running with ROZ (Drive-on-Sight), no maximum speed is shown in the digital display
These vehicles do not have the ZUB system installed, so in case you drive into a section that uses ZUB, the tram will not switch to that system.
Train operation keys
- Ctrl+P / Shift+P – Pantograph 1 (The Hague and Doha Avenio's)
- Ctrl+[ / Shift+[ – Pantograph 2 (Doha Avenio)
- Ctrl+X – Open/close driver internal door.
- Ctrl+L – Driver desk light on/off
- Shift+L – Passenger lights on/off
- [ – Direction indicator light left on/off
- ] – Direction indicator light right on/off
- \ – Emergency lights on/off
- Num / / Num * – Line and Destination display
- Ctrl+Num / / Ctrl+Num * – Override line number display
Codes for activities
To use them in your own activities, you can use these codes:
<train pack="TramNL" file="HTM_Avenio.xml"/> <train pack="TramNL" file="HTM_AvenioK.xml"/> (HTM Avenio Kort - HTM Avenio Short; the 3-section fictional variant) <train pack="TramNL" file="Doha_Avenio.xml"/>
To pre-set the line number override when you input the tram in an activity, these code lines are needed (for example, to set the displays to line number 20, it is needed to pre-set the override for each carriage separately):
HTM 4-section Avenio:
<car id="0" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="1" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="2" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="3" scrollsign3="20"/>
HTM/Doha 3-section avenio:
<car id="0" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="1" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="2" scrollsign3="20"/>
If you do not use these code lines, the override is not in effect and the line numbers on the standard destinations list will be shown.
Example of how to place an Avenio tram in an activity:
With line number override (example to show the vehicle als line 20):
<consist start="HREM22"> <train pack="TramNL" file="HTM_Avenio.xml"> <pantographs raised="true"/> <car id="0" enabled="true" ai="611" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="1" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="2" scrollsign3="20"/> <car id="3" scrollsign3="20"/> </train> </consist>
Without line number override (use line numbers as present on the default destination display):
<consist start="HREM22"> <train pack="TramNL" file="HTM_Avenio.xml"> <pantographs raised="true"/> <car id="0" enabled="true" ai="611"/> </train> </consist>