- Great Southern Railway (Australia)
Great Southern Railway (GSR), owned by
SercoAsia Pacific, is a tourism business and rail transport operator in Australia.
GSR operates interstate passenger trains aimed at the tourist market:
* The "
Indian Pacific" ( Sydney- Adelaide-Perth)
The Ghan" ( Adelaide- Alice Springs-Darwin)
The Overland" ( Melbourne- Adelaide)
The Southern Spirit" (various routes from November 2008)
With the privatisation of
Australian Nationalin 1997, GSR took over the operation of the " Indian Pacific", " The Ghan" and " The Overland" passenger trains. Pacific Nationalprovides "hook and pull" ( locomotivehaulage) services.
The Southern Spirit" is a new service launched by Great Southern Railway on June 17, 2008. It will be a luxury cruising train, to be operated only 8-10 times a year from November to February. The inaugural journey will commence on November 25, 2008. [cite web|url=http://www.gsr.com.au/about-us/media-centre/press-releases.php?media=79|title=Great Southern Rail launches new luxury rail cruise "The Southern Spirit"|date=2008-06-17|accessdate=2008-06-24]
* [http://www.gsr.com.au/ Great Southern Railway]
* [http://thesouthernspirit.com.au The Southern Spirit]
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