I’m interested in the best express runs on different passenger systems across the country. Happy to accept nominations on time, distance, number of stations skipped, average speed... I don’t intend this as a competition.
The longest overall would be the Indian Pacific which runs non-stop for 15 hours 50 minutes between Adelaide Parklands and Cook.
V/Line’s longest by my count is the absolutely ludicrous 87 minutes of the weekday evening up Albury from Seymour to Broadmeadows. (The Seymour local leaving 35 minutes later does this in an hour. It even arrives at Southern Cross first.) However, the longest in Victoria is the Overland’s 122 minutes from Ararat to North Shore.
Looking forward to other nominations!