Partial privatisation studies included in DB restructuring
The Next Federal Election and Passenger and Freight Rail
Transport and Logistics symposium to gauge railway link
Rail gets another CRC. Third time lucky?
Chinese high speed rail should confine the XPT to history
Hendy heads to NR
Urban rail news in brief - July 2015
Inland rail a trifecta for Toowoomba region: mayor
The longest passenger train in Australia's history passed through Port Augusta just after 9pm on Sunday en route to Darwin.
The legendary Ghan broke its own record to become the longest passenger train ever in the nation, measuring 1.2 kilometres in length.
The train consisted of two locomotives and 45 carriages, surpassing the previous longest train by two carriages, or approximately 65 metres.
The train weighs over 2100 tonnes and will carry more than 1,100 guests, approximately 550 each way, on the 5,958 kilometre return journey between Adelaide and Darwin.
This year, the Ghan has already carried more than 25,000 guests, providing one weekly return service between Adelaide and Darwin, and two weekly services between Adelaide and Alice Springs.
Before Australia's longest ever passenger train arrives back in Adelaide on Friday morning, the 40 on-train staff will have made 1,600 beds, served 2,000 cups of coffee, cleaned 1,600 windows and prepared more than 6,000 meals.
The record-breaking Ghan will pass back through Port Augusta just before 4 o'clock on Friday morning on its return journey to Adelaide.
The longest passenger train in history is loaded with...
• 1100 passengers
• 1600 sheets and pillow cases
• 4000 bread rolls
• 3000 eggs
• 200kg bacon
• 60kg fillets of beef
• 70kg gourmet cheese
• 80kg barramundi
• 1000 bottles of fine wine
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2020 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.