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NS - IRM Regiorunner

NS - IRM Regiorunner


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NS - IRM Regiorunner

Quick Overview

Verlengd InterRegio Materieel (VIRM) is a doubledecker trein used by the Dutch railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen - NS).

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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.


This package contains:

  • Full custom model.
  • Custom sounds.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Comes with Quickdrive and scenario editor consists for DD-IRM1, DD-IRM2, VIRM IV and VIRM VI.
  • Three second class passenger views - DD-IRM, old style VIRM and new style VIRM.
  • Detailed cabviews with accurate differences between DD-IRM and VIRM.
  • 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 Train Simulator 2013 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)

Due to compatible issues, there are no scenarios included.




Train Simulator 2013 requirements:

  • Train Simulator 2013 OR Train Simulator 2012, upgraded to Train Simulator 2013 (upgrade is free on Steam).
  • 'Expert' control mode (my add-ons typically do not work with 'simple' controls). Turn off simple controls in the options.
  • Product will not work in the old, non-upgraded Train Simulator 2012.


OS:   Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Processor:   2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon MP
Memory:   2 GB RAM
Graphics:   Nvidia GeForce 86xx or comparable ATI graphic card
DirectX:   9.0c
Hard drive:   290 MB HD Space
Downloadsize:   60 MB