Xplorer to Canberra advice

 
  AheadMatthewawsome Junior Train Controller

Location: Opening Train Lines
Sorry if this is not the right place to ask but....

I am going to try to go to Canberra during the holidays, and I am going to try and get there by train. I have had a look at videos of the train, but I still have more questions.

I have Autism, so I need to make sure about the staff, how loud and busy each class is like, disabled toilets, etc.

Does anybody have any answers, tips, advice about the train and each class?

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  M636C Minister for Railways

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask but....

I am going to try to go to Canberra during the holidays, and I am going to try and get there by train. I have had a look at videos of the train, but I still have more questions.

I have Autism, so I need to make sure about the staff, how loud and busy each class is like, disabled toilets, etc.

Does anybody have any answers, tips, advice about the train and each class?
AheadMatthewawsome
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https://transportnsw.info/regional/regional-train-coach-facilities/xplorer-regional-trains

The seats are the same in both classes.
The First Class seats recline further.

Because pensioners can travel first class, it is often more crowded than economy.

There is one disabled toilet in the Economy class driving car which also has the wheelchair space.

All of the cars are powered and the engine noise is loud at times.

The buffet is in the first class car which makes it a bit noisier.

Peter
  ANR Chief Commissioner

If the noise levels from the train itself or passengers gets too much, and noise bothers you, take a set of noise cancelling headphones if you have them.

I think they are a must when traveling on long journeys.

I was on the IP going from Perth to Sydney in a bygone era, and they were my life support equipment in sit up class. The carriage was full of bogans (and underage parents), and this helped to block out their noise until they got off in Adelaide to take the Overland to parts unknown.
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

I've been to Canberra by train once! It's was a pretty good trip from Goulburn, I absolutely enjoyed it! The people on the train weren't too load at all, normally the train is pretty good after leaving Goulburn! It can be quite load from Sydney to Moss Vale or Goulburn!

I stayed at a hotel in Kingston, I didn't enjoy staying at the hotel after I stepped into something in the shower room and the owner didn't give too hoots after telling him the next day! I felt like smacking the crap out of the C. And they refused to give me a refund as I was entitled to hence NOT happy with my stay! My feedback wasn't good for Booking.com, they didn't post my feedback about the hotel on Booking.com which is a pity

While I stayed in Canberra, I was pretty much walking everywhere! I caught the bus around 4 times and I didn't get back to the hotel until 10 pm and then had a sleep for awhile and by the time midnight came I went out again and walked around the city area looking for a place to eat "It took me until 1 am to find Macca's" hahaha LaughingLaughingLaughing Then I went back to the dumb hotel, around 4 am or 4:30 am then went to sleep again, and woke up at 6:30 am and left!

My advice is "Don't get a hotel in Kingston" although it's pretty close to bus stops and places around Canberra to get to by walking! When I got back home in Goulburn, I wrote to Canberra city council and the government asking them to get a train network to make life easier. I originally suggested Canberra should have metro rail or elevated rail network! Not trams as it's happening now! TOO LATE, I THINK!

All I can hope for you, is don't go to a hotel/or motel with a shared bathroom/toilet avoid them! Get a room with an ensuite bathroom/toilet! And have a good trip Smile
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
You got off lightly.  Last time I caught the train to Canberra ( Southern Highlands Express, from Bundanoon), was at the invitation of the pretty girl who worked on the market stall next to where I worked. Turned out it was a commune full of Moonies! A dangerous sect! It took me three days to get out and I had to listen to the most boring lectures ever.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
I have Autism, so I need to make sure about the staff, how loud and busy each class is like, disabled toilets, etc.
AheadMatthewawsome
First class, seat A 01.

You're welcome.
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

I have Autism, so I need to make sure about the staff, how loud and busy each class is like, disabled toilets, etc.
First class, seat A 01.

You're welcome.
s3_gunzel
That depends whoever is booked on that seat first. They say first in-first served!
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
The automated booking system will not book anyone in that seat automatically unless the car is full. You can phone up and explicitly request it.

Source: Travel to CBR frequently and have never had an issue phoning up to change seats I’ve been allocated to that one. Even less than a week out from travelling.

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