PIMM...it's plainly obvious that our friends in SA have no regional rail culture in their thinking as there are no regional railways in SA to have a culture about and there haven't been for around 2 generations or 40+ years
, apart from a few scant tourist railways.
Consequently, instead of suggestions to improve the only regional train that vaguely resembles a SA regional train from the past, it's easier to suggest it be cancelled so the posters can concentrate on the buses, cars and aeroplanes that are promoted as an alternative to the Overland.
Victoria does NOT close railways, or truncate services since the bad old days of Jeff Kennett around 25 years ago.
As I wrote in these pages recently, I hope our new Minister for Public Transport...(does SA even have a Minister for Public Transport
) and in the next 12 months, especially as the train is effectively now Victorian by default, that Public Transport Victoria, or whatever it morphs to after 1/1/2019 has a root and branch review of which I'll be more than pleased to be a part of.
Meanwhile, my group of 10 are Stawell bound on 1/1/2019 on the Overland, as opposed to last year when we were Melbourne bound on the Overland AFTER
our particularly boozy lunch in Stawell.