Posted September 02, 2018 05:53:26 Electric train sets off from Perth on its maiden journey across the country, with the final stop on Sydney’s south-west coast.
The train is the first of many trains the Government hopes will make their way to cities in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The first train will leave Perth at 7:30pm and travel across the continent in 24 hours.
Train passengers will be able to watch live coverage of the journey on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Nine Network.
Rail spokesman Paul Healy said the train would be able “see people, places and things from far away”.
“It will provide a unique opportunity for people in remote areas of Australia to enjoy the great outdoors on a regular basis,” Mr Healy told ABC Radio Perth.
“We will continue to monitor its progress and will work with our partners and our industry partners to make sure the train arrives safely on time.”
Rail will be providing a range of services across the Eastern States.
One of the trains will travel to Adelaide on Saturday.
Another train will travel from Adelaide to Hobart on Sunday.
Train services will be operated on a “business-as-usual” basis, with a peak service in the middle of the day.
More to come.