Transport from Brisbane to Sydney - Brisbane Forum
Servicing destinations throughout Brisbane, Melbourne and New South Wales, NSW TrainLink express passenger trains offers a comfortable modern coach and rail network to carry passengers economy or first class, in the comfort of air conditioning on day, night and overnight routes. Main line passenger services operate between Sydney to Melbourne and Sydney to Brisbane. Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane. We understand you have some expertise in trailer design. Train or bus from Sydney to Casino?
Sydney to Adelaide
You can also board these trains at Campbelltown station in Sydneys suburbs, or at one of many other stations along the way. The journey takes a little over eight hours. The train departs Sydney in the mid morning and arrives in Armidale that evening. You can also board the train at Strathfield or Hornsby station in Sydneys suburbs, at Broadmeadow in Newcastle or at one of many other stations along the way. Note that this train splits into two along the way at Werris Creek, the other half takes a more westerly route up to Moree - so make sure you stay in the right part of the train!
The journey to Bathurst takes about three and a half hours. The train departs Sydney early in the morning and arrives Bathurst in the mid morning. You can also board this train at Strathfield, Parramatta, Blacktown or Penrith station in Sydneys suburbs. You can also board this train at Strathfield, Parramatta or Penrith station.
The train departs Sydney at 4: The journey takes about fourteen hours. You can also board this train at Strathfield or Hornsby station in Sydneys suburbs, at Broadmeadow in Newcastle or at one of many other stations along the way.
This train departs Sydney Central station mid afternoon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and travels overnight for sixteen hours before arriving early morning the following day at Broken Hill. The train then continues on to Adelaide and Perth. The train departs Sydney in the afternoon, travels overnight then arrives in Brisbane early the following morning. It travels northwards through the evening, overnight and through the next day before arriving at Cairns station late the following afternoon.
This is arguably Australias most modern and technologically advanced passenger train, however it does not provide sleeping accommodation. The journey takes a little over four hours. The first train departs Sydney early each morning and arrives Canberra railway station Kingston late morning. The second train departs Sydney Central just after midday and arrives Canberra station late afternoon.
The third train departs Sydney Central in the late afternoon and arrives Canberra in the late evening. You can also board these trains at Campbelltown station in Sydney's suburbs, or at one of a few other stations along the way. The journey on each of these trains takes eight and a half to nine hours. You can also board any of these trains at Strathfield or Hornsby station in Sydneys suburbs, at Broadmeadow in Newcastle or at one of many other stations along the way.
This train departs Sydney Central station mid afternoon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and travels for 24 hours before arriving mid afternoon the following day at Adelaide Keswick rail terminal. In Adelaide, you leave the Indian Pacific behind and change trains into The Ghan for the journey northward through the heart of Australia to Darwin. The Ghan leaves Adelaide for Darwin twice each week on Friday and Sunday evenings, travels overnight to Alice Springs where it arrives around midday the next day.
You have four hours in Alice Springs before the train heads north again overnight to Katherine where another hour stop is scheduled on the Tuesday and Sunday morning. Finally, The Ghan departs Katherine around noon and heads to Darwin arriving there in the afternoon of each Tuesday and Sunday. The journey to Dubbo takes about six and a half hours.
The train departs Sydney early in the morning at 7: At Casino at 6: The whole journey from Sydney takes about fifteen hours - of which only the final two and a half hours is on the bus. Departing Sydney Central station each Saturday morning, the train travels through the day before arriving Griffith in the late afternoon.
In , a further five power cars and 15 trailers were ordered. Initially the XPT carried a fare surcharge compared to parallel locomotive hauled services; however this was abolished from May One operated some demonstration runs in Melbourne in February On purely economic grounds, the report recommended closing all country passenger services as they were judged unviable; however this was not politically acceptable. To provide rolling stock for these, the Canberra XPT was withdrawn and replaced by a locomotive hauled train and the Northern Tablelands Express was truncated to become a day return service to Tamworth.
In June , the government announced that it would purchase a fleet of Xplorers to reintroduce services to Armidale and Moree. When these were introduced in October the Northern Tablelands XPT ceased and the stock replaced a locomotive hauled set on a service to Grafton.
In October , the government announced that eight sleeper carriages would be ordered for use on overnight services to Brisbane, Murwillumbah and Melbourne. The Dubbo set is captive and operates a daily return service. The other seven sets rotate on a seven-day repeating cycle as follows: This pattern has led to the XPT being one of the most utilised train fleets worldwide with only three significant periods of downtime in the cycle.
This includes one overnight stabling in Grafton, between days 2 and 3, and two overnight stablings in Sydney, between days 4 and 5, and days 7 and 1. Initially all services operated with five carriage sets. Following the purchase of extra carriages, this was increased to seven. In each set was reduced to six carriages. The Dubbo set can operate with one power car if required, with the power car turned at its destination. Power cars comprise five main compartments at the platform level.
At the front is the drivers' cab, followed by the clean air compartment, engine room, cooling group, and compressor room at the rear of the locomotive. All nameplates have since been removed. XPT power cars have dimensions of They weigh 76 tonnes with two operating on each service in a push pull arrangement.