Melbourne-Adelaide railway


Melbourne-Adelaide railway

The Melbourne-Adelaide railway is a standard gauge railway corridor that runs between the cities of Melbourne and Adelaide in Australia. [cite web
url=http://www.auslink.gov.au/whatis/network/corridors/AusLink_Corridors.aspx
title=AusLink Network Corridors
publisher=www.auslink.gov.au
accessdate=2008-03-29
] Great Southern Railways operate "The Overland" along the route, as do a number of other freight and passenger services. Originally made up of the Victorian Railways and South Australian Railways broad gauge lines that met at Serviceton in 1887, it was the first single gauge interstate link in Australia. [cite web
url=http://www.railwaymuseum.org.au/history.html
title=ARHS Railway Museum: History 1839 - 1900
publisher=www.railwaymuseum.org.au
accessdate=2008-03-29
] In 1995 the line was converted to standard gauge under the One Nation program and rerouted along a new route between Melbourne to Ararat in Victoria. [cite web
url=http://www.railwaymuseum.org.au/history3.html
title=ARHS Railway Museum: History 1950 - now
publisher=www.railwaymuseum.org.au
accessdate=2008-03-29
]

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