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New look Overland to run.

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Great to see some money being spent on the old girl!

New look Overland train set to roll out

May 8, 2007 - 7:34AM

The new look Overland Train will roll out of Melbourne for the first time after a $4 million makeover.

The interstate passenger service connecting Melbourne and Adelaide has been refurbished under a joint project between the South Australian and Victorian governments and Great Southern Railway.

Victorian transport minister Lynne Kosky said passengers could now look forward to a more comfortable journey.

"The refurbishment includes new seating with more leg room in two classes of sit up service, fully refurbished carriage interiors plus a new cafe carriage that will provide passengers with a comfortable and thoroughly modern travel experience," she said.

The Overland is Australia's longest running interstate passenger train.

The refurbishment comes after a timetable overhaul last year that saw the overnight service replaced with a daytime schedule.

This provided a more user friendly service for passengers embarking in the regional centres of Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Nhill, Dimboola, Horsham, Ararat and Geelong, Ms Kosky said.

© 2007 AAP
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Usless without pics.
i doubt it would be used very often unless the tickets were REALLY cheap (Like i'm talking $3 jestar tickets). probably only by people who like to look out the window and see a really dry countryside.
Yeah its great to see the Overlander get a makeover. Plus its also good to hear that GSR are going to give Adelaide's disgraceful Keswick interstate terminal precinct a makeover as well.

Massive article about it in this weeks Independant Weekly.
I wonder where the Melbourne terminal will be? Probably Southern Cross. Or do they already have a terminal?
Yes, where its always been.
ah ok. thanks
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