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Rail Services in Australia

Each state operates its own railway services however traveling between the capital cities and some major towns by commuter and country rail is affordable and accessible in the most part.

There are also the classic Railways that now operate for the tourist dollars including the rejuvenated Ghan that runs through the Red Centre of Australia and Alice Springs between Adelaide and Darwin. The famous Indian Pacific criss-crosses the country from Sydney on the east coast to Perth on the west coast and presents the traveler with almost every landscape Australia has to offer from the Blue Mountains to the ‘treeless’ Nullabor Plain.

All the state Railway services have associate bus companies linking local services to the railways and these are generally found on the relative rail services websites.

Sydney Trains

Sydney City Services and Inter-City Services: WWW.SYDNEYTRAINS.INFO

Queensland Rail

Brisbane City and Country Services: WWW.QR.COM.AU

Victorian V/Line Train

Melbourne City and Victoria Country Services: WWW.VLINE.COM.AU

Adelaide Metro

Adelaide and South Australian Country Services: WWW.ADELAIDEMETRO.COM.AU


Perth City and West Australian Country Services: WWW.TRANSPERTH.WA.GOV.AU

NSW XPT and CountryLink

New South Wales Country Services: WWW.NSWTRAINLINK.INFO

Great Southern Railways

Long Distance Passenger Rail Services: WWW.JOURNEYBEYONDRAIL.COM.AU

Rail Tasmania

Tasmanian Tourist Rail Services: WWW.RAILTASMANIA.COM

Tas Rail

Tasmania Freight Rail Services: WWW.TASRAIL.COM.AU


NOTE: All links are to English versions of the websites. Most are in local languages. If links are broken (as websites often change their templates) simply go to the home page listed and search for the country of interest.



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