Hmm id like to go from Tamworth to Broken Hill and if i book 6 months ahead with family that would be good value.
I have just sent an email query to NSWTrainlink to confirm if the pass is indeed available for locals, or if they just left off by mistake the former restrictions.
The former East Coast ($130) passes to Brisbane or Melbourne seem to have disappeared off their website, so perhaps it is now going to be just one type of pass for everyone (Shades of the old Nurail days?, which was a first class pass if I remember correctly).
The site says the pass can be bought on-line, but early in the purchasing process there is a mandatory field asking for passport number ( for everyone). A mistake?
I really hope it is true, and will look forward to planning some (hopefully non-school holiday) trips.