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We aim to build a community where those with a unique interest, such as transit, can be in an environment where they feel comfortable expressing that interest. Being your career as a virtual subway operator of the Virtual London Underground Academy! Earn virtual dollars and file runs completed with other transit enthusiasts using the train simulator, OpenBVE. Later you may progress into becoming a virtual signaller.

You do not need to sign up if you wish to download the subway simulator for OFFLINE use only. The simulator is downloaded here.

If you are a current member of the Virtual TTC Academy you can transfer your account details here after logging in instead of making a new account.


Q: What is the Virtual London Underground Academy and can I use the simulator without being part of it? >>
A: The academy is an online community where members get together to simulate virtual London Underground subway operations online at designated times. Our mission is to provide the most realistic environment possible in simulating London Underground subway operations without sacrificing the fun element. We also aim to educate members on concepts used in real world London Underground subway operations. You are not required to join the academy to download the simulator. For those wishing to use the simulator offline only can just sign up for a forum account and download the simulator here.

Q: Who joins the Virtual London Underground Academy? >>
A: Transit enthusiasts and railfans of all ages from around the world interested in the realistic London Underground subway virtual runs we provide

Q: Is the simulator free to use? Is there a membership fee to join the Virtual London Underground Academy? >>
A: The simulator is open source and completely free to download and use. There is no fee to join the Virtual London Underground Academy and participate in our runs. All purchases on the website are virtual currency earned from participating in runs.

Q: Is there a minimum amount of runs required per month to remain a member? >>
A: No, you choose when to join runs depending on your availability. However, if you choose to become a tower you must be active within a certain interval to keep your position.

Q: Is the Transport for London involved in the Virtual London Underground Academy or the simulator? >>
A: We are not associated with the Transport for London. However, we hope they will recognize our work in the future.

Q: What is TeamSpeak and what do we use it for? >>
A: TeamSpeak is a voice-over-Internet-protocol software like Skype that allows members of the academy to communicate with one another during runs via voice or text. It is available for free here for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is also available for iOS and Android for a few dollars on iTunes and Google Play. Our server address is and there is no password.

Q: Is a microphone required to join runs? >>
A: No, a microphone is not required. However, it is strongly recommended as it makes communication much easier between the operator and tower and training is much easier with voice.

Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to join runs? >>
A: No, there is no minimum age requirement. We have members of all ages. However, members need to be able to follow instructions and take our runs seriously. Our TeamSpeak Terms of Use covers acceptable behavior on our TeamSpeak 3 server. It also covers what the appropriate consequences are if the rules are broken. Every member who signs up for the academy agrees to these terms.

Q: How do I start joining runs? >>
A: Before you can join our runs you must complete training on our TeamSpeak server. The easiest way to book a session is to login with the details after signing up and select Book Training. Otherwise email the London Underground Academy management to arrange a session.

Q: Other questions? Or not sure if the academy is suitable for me? >>
A: Email our communications manager, Adam at [email protected] or arrange a chat session here.

Please use a valid email address so we can send you your login details. A T2P Films forum account will automatically be made for you if you do not have one already. This will allow you to interact with other members and keep updated with our developments. Those already with a forum account please go to Profile > Modify Profile > Group Membership and request your yard and New Recruit once you have signed up.

Exact details will be provided in your sign up email to begin training as an operator of the Virtual London Underground Academy.

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