The Overland

  • Threat to Australia’s long-distance ‘Overland’ service

    Threat to Australia’s long-distance ‘Overland’ service

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    ONE of Australia’s iconic long-distance passenger trains is threatened with withdrawal in 2019 as politicians cannot agree on future funding. ‘The Overland’ has run between Adelaide and Melbourne since October 1887 when it was known as the ‘Intercolonial Express’. At that time South Australia and Victoria were separate British colonies. In 1926 it became ‘The…

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