SOUTH Australia's iconic Ghan rail journey is under threat by a Defence Department bid to control a section of the Adelaide to Darwin rail line on one in every five days of the year.
The Advertiser can reveal operators of part of the rail line, Genesee and Wyoming, were told they would have to cancel trains in May because Defence needed the Woomera Prohibited Area for military tests.
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I would love to understand what the initial agreement with the Commonwealth Railway and the Department of Defence was when the line was constructed. Is this a new requirement or an historical one?