The Regina was built for the sole purpose of ferrying refugees from the Reich and Red Line to safety in Hanza or neutral stations. The vehicle is fairly well armoured, more so than a railbike or even a turret car but not designed for combat, carrying no weapons of any kind.
The main dangers it faces are attacks by mutants, the most numerous of which, spiderbugs, are infesting the tunnels beyond Andrew's home. To ward them off, Regina is outfitted with powerful headlights and light bulbs, creating a wall of light repelling any spiderbug caught within. While the lights don't ward off other mutants, it does make the gloomy tunnels less ominous. Andrew loans Artyom Regina so he can travel to Venice, telling him to find Woodpecker who can help him. Before reaching Venice, however, Regina is derailed after colliding with an wooden barrier and forced to be abandoned in Bandits.
- Regina means "Queen" in Latin.
- The player can make Regina go faster by pressing the sprint button.
- The player cannot crash or destroy Regina before the scripted event.
- It's unclear how exactly Artyom was meant to reach Venice with Regina, since Venice is surrounded by water.
- It appears that the original plan was to leave Regina in a certain tunnel and find Woodpecker, who would return it to Andrew.
- Woodpecker is a cut character whose name is only mentioned in the English dub.
- When Regina derails, Artyom is visibly annoyed and upset, lightly hitting her side.
- As Artyom only lightly tapped Regina, and as he only used the bottom of his fist to do so, it's likely that he was showing sadness and respect at the loss of this railcar. This can be determined by the lightness of the tap, and by the way his hand lingers.
- In Metro 2033 Redux, the design plan for Regina is seen hanging on a wall in Andrew's room at the armory.
- Those familiar with trains and railcars may have noticed that the wheels on Regina face the wrong way, as the flanges face toward the outside. This would appear to be an oversight by the game designers, as having the wheels like this would make it physically impossible for Regina to switch rails as done several times in the levels she is used in. In actuality, it would most certainly cause a derailment.
- The design of the Regina is probably based on modern real-life buggies. A buggy is a lightweight off-road vehicle which often sports "skeletonised" appearance, similar to that of the Regina, in order to save weight.
- In the first level of Metro Exodus, when Artyom boards the cruiser, a vehicle can be seen in the end carriage. It strongly resembles Regina, with the only differences being the body design - Regina has various panels and a plough covering various sections, where the vehicle aboard the cruiser has only the framework skeleton - and the choice of wheels: where Regina is a railcar, the other vehicle has rugged off-road tires. It is possible, considering the damage done to Regina, that they are the same vehicle, simply repurposed for surface use.
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