Railways of Australia
Canberra, Sydney and Gold Coast
The entrance of Canberra railway station
The entrance hall with the Coat of Arms of Australia is the official symbol of Australia.
(L) All passengers have to check-in their luggage at this desk. A luggage which weighs more than 20 kg is not accepted to the train.
(R) The sign board of Canberra station is placed on the platform.
The unique stop sign is placed at the end of railway track, just like the road end.
The train consists of three train vehicles: One first-class and two economy-class vehicles.
There are three train services between Canberra and Sydney.
(L) The interior of the first-class train vehicle
(R) This train runs on the double-track line after the junction with the Melborune-Sydney track to the point west of Gouburn.
A single-track line from Canberra merges with a double-track line which connects with Melborune.
A roast-beef meal served in the train ( A payment in cash )
(L) The terminal platform of Sydney Central Station
(R) A waiting hall for passengers of a long-distance train
The cost of a ticket between Canberra and Sydney is Aus$ 56.49 and Aus$ 79.54, for the economy and first class,
respectively. A reservation for a journey is necessary.$B!!(BCityRail operated eleven suburban lines, four intercity
services, one regional service.
CityRail was a brand for commuter rail and rail-replacement-bus services in and around Sydney, Newcastle and
Wollongong, the three largest cities in New South Wales. The brand was established in 1988 and abolished in
2013 when it was superseded by Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink.
A railway track and a commuter train at the Sydney Central station
(L) Advertisement of the Sydney's Airport Train, posted at the Sydney Airport
(R) An automatic vending machine for tickets
Commuter trains on the platform of the Sydney Central station
Commuter trains on the platform of the Sydney Central station
Commuter train at the Sydney Central station
Trains are packed with commuters at the evening time.
(L) The Sydney central station (R) A quiet car of the regional rail train
A single ticket to the city: It cost Aus$ 16.40. The distances between two stations are 6.7 km.
In Tokyo, the ticket fee for a train traveling the same distance would be Aus$2.1.
(L) Platform of Circular Quay station at night (R) An automatic ticket gate
Sydney's light-rail network is owned by the NSW Government. These tram services are operated by Transdev Sydney
on behalf of Transport for NSW. The light-rail network provides a unique public transport service to the people of
Sydney, linking Central Station and Sydney's inner western suburbs.
A light-rail train at the Sydney Central station
A light-rail train is departing from the Sydney Central station.
The first stage of the Gold Coast Light-Rail is a 16-station line between Griffith University and Broadbeach.
The line is 13 kilometres long. It opened in July 2014. Future proposals for the line involve extending it north-west
to the heavy rail at Helensvale and south towards Gold Coast International Airport.
(L) G-Train is running on the Gold Coast Highway to the south. (R) Gold Coast Light Rail - Broadbeach-South Terminus
(L) Interior of the tram (R) A ticket register: All passengers have to touch a plastic ticket on this machine before and after the train ride.
Go card plastic ticket issued by TransLink: The prices are lower compared with a single paper ticket.
The price for one-day pass is Aus$ 15.00. The refundable deposit for a new adult go-card is Aus$ 10.00.
A penalty for a fare evasion is Aus$ 227.00, and fine for smoking is Aus$ 227.00.
A gold coast tram is running Southport area. (R) This unique station guide is placed above the train door.
$B!!(BA window view from Canberra to Sydney NSW train
$B!!(BSydney Commuter trains
$B!!(BGold Coast Light-Rail, Northbound
$B!!(BGold Coast Light-Rail, Southbound
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This information was provided by the Smokefree Hotel and Travel.
The photographs were taken in November 2014, and article was written in December 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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