UK Leg 1- Bristol to Cardiff TS2016

Leg 1  -Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central with Train Simulator

 

The Cities

Start Point - Bristol, UK

The journey starts in Bristol in South West England in the United Kingdom. Bristol is the 6thlargest city in the UK with a population of around 449,300.

One of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, Bristol was selected in 2009 as one of the world's top ten cities by international travel publishers Dorling Kindersley in their Eyewitness series of travel guides. In 2014 The Sunday Times named it as the best city in Britain in which to live, and Bristol also won the EU's European Green Capital Award in 2015.

 

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Bristol

Destination - Cardiff, South Wales, UK

Cardiff  is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is the country's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. The Cardiff metropolitan area makes up over a third of the total population of Wales, with a mid-2011 population estimate of about 1,100,000 people. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 18.3 million visitors in 2010.In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations.  Its main station is Cardiff Central where the first leg of the Virtual Journey visits.

 

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Cardiff from the air.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5woJEVypeSY

 

Simulator Used - Train Simulator by Dovetail Games

Addons Used - The South Wales Coastal Route

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The Stations

Bristol's main station is Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the oldest and largest railway station in Bristol. It is an important transport hub for public transport, with busservices to many parts of the city and surrounding districts and a ferry to the city centre in addition to the train services. Bristol's other main-line station, Bristol Parkway

 

 
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 Bristol Temple Meads in game (left) and in reality (right).

 

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 Cardiff Cental in game (left) and in reality (right) 

 

Map of the Routefor Leg 1 

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Screenshots from the Journey