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In a sign life is returning to normal, the Kuranda Scenic Railway is back to two services a day.
The Kuranda Scenic Railway is planned to return to its full timetable subject to final commissioning activities currently underway at Portsmith.
Executive general manager travel and tourism Martin Ryan said the locomotive had arrived back in Cairns after its 1600-kilometre journey from Brisbane.
“Over the last six weeks, we’ve been working very hard to expedite maintenance on our locomotives so we can reinstate the second daily KSR service for our customers, our local tourism partners, and the businesses of Kuranda,” Ryan said.
“While we have been able to meet customer demand during this time, we welcome more people onboard during holiday periods, so we’re very happy to return to two daily services from the Easter weekend.
“We’d like to thank the community for their patience while these important works were underway and encourage locals to take advantage of the year-round 20 per cent discount these holidays – hop onboard the KSR, enjoy the iconic experience and support business in Kuranda.
“We will continue to work with our industry partners to provide the great customer experience that Kuranda has on offer.”
Ryan said while KSR services returned to the normal timetable, measures to help keep customers safe from COVID-19 would remain.
“We want customers to relax and enjoy a holiday, but we also want them to remain safe,” he said.
“All of our trains are operating in compliance with an Industry COVID Safe plan, and our heightened cleaning regime will continue both onboard and at stations.
“Customer packs are also available onboard which include a hand-sanitiser and a personal face mask.”
From Saturday 3 April, morning services to Kuranda will depart Cairns at 8:30am and 9:30am and Freshwater at 8:55am and 9:55am. Afternoon services to Cairns will depart Kuranda at 2:00pm and 3:30pm.
This article first appeared on railexpress.com.au
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