Great Southern Railway (Australia)


Great Southern Railway (Australia)

Great Southern Railway (GSR), owned by Serco Asia 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 National in 1997, GSR took over the operation of the "Indian Pacific", "The Ghan" and "The Overland" passenger trains. Pacific National provides "hook and pull" (locomotive haulage) 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]

References

External links

* [http://www.gsr.com.au/ Great Southern Railway]
* [http://thesouthernspirit.com.au The Southern Spirit]


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