Next Generation (in V1.5 by old NG trains Current Generation) are trains which include modelled cabs, interiors, and working doors. As of V1.5, all trains are Next Generation and they are now known as just "Trains" instead of "NG Trains".
On 2 March 2020, Mattyx2013 unveiled the rebuilt Next-Gen Class 707, built with a new method called Next Generation V2. Next-Gen V2 trains include a CSG Model livery, new seats, and other small changes made to reduce lag. All new Next Generation trains are now made with these changes.
List of Trains
Trains that were released as Next Generation are marked with a caret (^). Trains that were made with the CSG Model technique are marked with an asterisk (*).
These trains have been upgraded or were created as next-gen. Trains that have been marked with a '^' have been released as next-gen trains and trains marked with an asterisk have been given the new NGv2.
- Class 43^
- Class 68
- Class 158/0/9^
- Class 165/0/1*
- Class 166*
- Class 170
- Class 171
- Class 185/0/1/2
- Class 195/0/1^
- Class 220^*
- Class 221^*
- Class 319
- Class 321
- Class 331/0/1
- Class 332/0/1*
- Class 333*
- Class 350
- Class 357
- Class 360/1/2
- Class 377
- Class 379^
- Class 380/0/1*
- Class 387
- Class 458/0/5^
- Class 465
- Class 508^
- Class 707*
- Class 720*
- Class 730*
- Class 755/3/4^
- Class 801^
- Class 802
These are trains that have been confirmed. They will come out as next-gen trains. The release date for these trains is unknown at this point.
- Class 323 (Confirmed by Mattyx2013)
- The start of Next Generation trains was during V1.2.8 when Connect Class 158 was added for testers only, then Class 158 was publicly released in V1.3 alongside Waterline Class 508.
- The first legacy/paper train to be upgraded to Next Generation is the Class 185, Airlink at first, the Connect version got upgraded later after.
- The last legacy/paper trains to be upgraded were Class 380, Class 165, Class 166, and Class 730.
- The legacy/paper Airlink trains were given a completely different look when upgraded. Before the Next Generation changes, the livery to look similar to the Connect livery with a yellow line, however following these changes they received an orange livery, inspired by Gatwick Express.
- As of V1.5, the Class 707, Class 332, Class 333, Class 220, Class 221, Class 380, Class 165, Class 166, and Class 730 are the only Next Generation trains with CSG model livery. Other existing Next Generation trains may also receive this livery.
- Most Next Generation trains were made by former Product Developer Mattyx2013.
- Stepford Express is the first operator to only have Next Generation trains.
- Airlink is the first operator to have all its paper trains upgraded to Next Generation.
- All future Next-Gen trains will receive CSG Models, while current NG Trains that are not made in CSG will be rebuilt to CSG Model versions gradually.
- It is disputed whether to call Next Generation 'Current Generation' because Next Generation is no longer an official term. CSG Models may be referred to as Next Generation.
- Mattyx2013 has openly stated that after all the current trains are upgraded to using the CSG model, the Class 323 and Class 365 will be added. However, this may change upon Mattyx2013's resignation.