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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.
CityRail 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abolished in 2013 when it was superseded by Sydney Trains and NSW TrainLink.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.

A window view from Canberra to Sydney NSW train
 Sydney Commuter trains
 Gold Coast Light-Rail, Northbound
 Gold Coast Light-Rail, Southbound


Travel by Train
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 Rail Travel Ireland
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 Brief Journey by Australian Rail
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Amtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000:Stockholm-Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Paris Metro-RER-Tram
タイ・バンコク鉄道 Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道 Taiwan High-Speed Rail
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 Railways in Helsinki, Finland
インド鉄道 Indian Railways and Dehli Metro

シカゴ鉄道 Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 High-speed train in Spain 2010
マイアミ鉄道 Barcelona Railways
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Washington DC Metro/Union Station

 Railway Travel in France 2011
 Railway Travel in Germany 2011
 Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 VIA train, Vancouver to Jasper
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Alaskan Railroad

韓国高速鉄道 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
米国横断鉄道旅行 Amtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
米国横断鉄道旅行 Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong
サンフランシスコ鉄道 San Francisco: cablecar, tram and Bart
サンフランシスコ鉄道 High-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013

 Moscow Metro
 Saint Petersburg Metro
 Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 Gold Coast Light-Rail
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

 Narita Airport-City Rail Service
 Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
 Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
Total smoking ban in the railway trains is the common sense of the world.

Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.

Australia 2014
Arrival to Australia Canberra Railways in NSW Sydney East coast of New South Wales
Gold Coast Smoking ban in hotels of Canberra and Sydney Smoking ban in hotels of the sea-resort
Smoking ban in hotels of Gold Coast Tobacco control in Australia 2014 Departure from Australia

禁煙席ネット主宰 日本タバコフリー学会顧問 医学博士 宮本順伯
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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.


Special Note:
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 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
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