If Oz train
travel is your bag, then take a lingering gander at these sites.
Australian Railway Info contains data not only on government
railways but also on those privately owned. The recent Sydney light-rail
line is covered too, as are the older Sydney Monorail and the very much
older Silverton Tramway at Broken Hill. Preservation groups get a good
guernsey, as do equipment and rolling-stock suppliers.
A site with
similar aims is RailPage.
As well as the predictable links to related sites, it includes
information on topics like model railways, locomotives, rail
preservation, railway mailing lists and the XPT. And letís not forget
its Forward Planning Department, where you may propose improvements to
any Oz railway.
Southern Railway site devotes itself to its three great trains:
the Indian Pacific, the Overland, and that most exotically seductive of
all Aussie railways, the Ghan. A prominent feature is its series of
clickable route maps. As you might expect, the site provides information
on fares and times.
and ticketing information for all Australia is available at Australian
Rail Maps. Maps galore, of city suburban lines and of all
country lines showing every passenger station. The Sydney map displays
not only all stations (including those on the Olympic, monorail and
light rail lines), but also ferry services. Sydney links are provided to
government sites ó rail, bus, ferry, light rail, Tourist Commission.