FIFE train enthusiasts are finally getting the chance to drive Scotrail locomotives across the iconic Forth Bridge - in a new simulation game. 

Players of Train Sim World 4 will have the opportunity to do just that, as the Fife circle route from Edinburgh gameplay is released today (Tuesday, March 26).

Phil Campbell, ScotRail customer operations director, said: “It’s fantastic to see the world-famous Forth Bridge come to life in this new Fife circle addition to Train Sim World 4.

“ScotRail regularly operates the class 170 trains on this route, and I’m sure players will be delighted to see this addition to the game.”

Developed by Stirling-based Rivet Games and published by Dovetail Games, the train sim add-on will allow players to take the helm and drive ScotRail trains between the capital, Glenrothes and Markinch via both Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.

With trains styled in the operator’s famous Saltire livery, players will also be able to choose ScotRail’s class 170 trains, and drive the 52 miles of line from Edinburgh Waverley to Markinch.

Jasper Holzapfel, Community Manager at Rivet Games, said: “We’re always proud to recreate a route close to home, and had a lot of fun bringing the virtual recreation of Fife circle, and the class 170 to life!”