I notice that GSR have extended the period on which you can now book seats on The Overland out to the end of June 2016. I haven't seen any Media Releases from the Victorian Government, so I'm not sure what triggered GSR to go beyond the end of December 2015 to the end of June 2016. They appear to have made the change in early November.This is from GSR's web site news http://www.greatsouthernrail.com.au/the_overland_opens_for_2016_bookings/
Bookings for The Overland are now open for travel up to 30 June 2016.
The Victorian Government has committed to a six-month extension of its existing agreement with Great Southern Rail, supporting the continued operation of The Overland from 31 December 2015 to 30 June 2016.
Great Southern Rail has immediately opened bookings for the service. The Overland will continue to operate twice a week between Melbourne and Adelaide.
For travel up to 30 June 2016, existing 2015 fares for The Overland will apply.
We will provide further information with regard to Overland travel beyond 1 July 2016 as it becomes available.
I'm still waiting for an official press release from the Victorian government telling us what they've done/plan to do with the train service.I thought for a moment that they might be trying to cover up this blatant corporate welfare out of shame. I then remembered that shame would be rather uncharacteristic of this regime where the CFMEU is pulling the strings.
9310 leads the overland today.9310 also lead the Saturday Overland 7MA8 from Melbourne
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