Published on : Monday, September 8, 2014
The M Series carriages on the Spirit of the Outback services have reached the end of their life having clocked up more than 61 years of service, and will be retired on 31 December 2014 along with the Sunlander.
Acting Queensland Rail Executive General Manager Customer Service Greg Fill said Queensland Rail would be introducing changes to the Spirit of the Outback service from 1 January 2015 that would ensure regional communities stay connected.
“With the necessary retirement of the M series carriages, we have revised the service offering for customers on the Spirit of Outback services,” Mr Fill said.
“Customers can continue to expect the same great service, but carriages may look a little different as the on board offering has changed.
“We are continually looking for ways to provide best value services to regional communities that rely on them most.”
Customers for the Spirit of the Outback will have a continued First Class offering with an altered look and feel, as well as the current Economy seat service. Motorail will no longer operate on this service.
Bookings are now open for travel on the Spirit of Outback services from 1 January 2015.
Source:- Queensland Rail