Started by Gazza, October 08, 2019, 09:27:47 AM
Quote from: Gazza on October 08, 2019, 09:27:47 AM-A very busy train! Most seats were taken. I think they could easily do a 3rd service.
Quote from: SurfRail on October 08, 2019, 14:03:01 PMI'd like the Inlander and the Westlander scrapped and the resources plumbed into the coastal route. Buy a few more tilts (both electric and diesel), buy enough sleeper cars to put 2 on every diesel set and on 2 of the electrics, and run a more useful timetable. I'd like to see something like:- 3 daily sleeper trips in both directions - from Brisbane to each of Cairns, Townsville and Mackay (with staggered departures)- At least 2 electric trips to Rockhampton - one day train and one overnight- At least 2 electric trips to Bundaberg - day trainsThat gives you 7 trains per day to Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg, 5 to the Capricorn and sleepers further north.Keep the SOTO but charge an appropriate tourist premium, and work on making it top notch and DDA compliant.Keep Kuranda, the Savannahlander and the Gulflander (all of which are basically tourist attractions / living museums and not terribly expensive to keep going relative to what they bring in).Worry about Toowoomba and anywhere further out once an alignment becomes available that allows them to achieve journey times of at least 1.5 hours from Roma St to Toowoomba, otherwise it isn't worthwhile. With that in place you can maybe run trains from say Roma and Warwick, and look at regular tourist offerings using the old alignment from Rosewood to Toowoomba and weekend away trains to Stanthorpe.
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