NSW TrainLink Discovery Pass

 
  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

Location:
NSW Trainlink have re-branded their Backtracker pass as the "Discovery Pass".  It's still the same price as before - ie $232 for 14 days, $275 for 1 month, $298 for 3 months and  $420 for 6 months.

Most interestingly though, whilst the Backtracker pass was available only to foreign passport holders visiting Australia, the Discovery Pass is available to all of us Aussies too!

See details here  http://www.nswtrainlink.info/deals/travel_passes/discovery

So you can now take a return rail trip Melbourne to Brisbane and back for $232!

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  chuffa Junior Train Controller

Hmm id like to go from Tamworth to Broken Hill and if i book 6 months ahead with family that would be good value.
  craigfitz1 Train Controller

Hmm id like to go from Tamworth to Broken Hill and if i book 6 months ahead with family that would be good value.
chuffa

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.
  Calgully Deputy Commissioner

Location:
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.
craigfitz1

I already checked that before posting.  Got an email response confirming that it is indeed available to locals.
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
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).
"craigfitz1"

The former passes are withdrawn, but they'll continue be honoured until November next year.

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