List of Railway Companies in Australia

List of Railway Companies in Australia
Australia is a country of contradictions. The country has metropolitan cities such as Sydney and Melbourne as well as places for lovers of various kinds of outdoor activities. The coastlines with natural coral reefs appeal to water sport lovers, while the mountainous areas, the outback and the rainforest provide opportunities to commune with nature while hiking, biking and horseback riding. To reach these varied destinations, railway companies in Australia provide numerous train services to these different regions.

Queensland Rail

Since 1865, this government-owned railroad has operated in Australia. Queensland has a multilayer infrastructure railway network. This company operates Citytrain, the city's commuter train. The air-conditioned fleet includes suburban and interurban units, intercity express and electric multiple unit. These transport people to destinations within cities. Gold and Sunshine Coast lines run longer routes and have luggage racks and toilets. Traveltrain transports passengers throughout Queensland and other Australia states. Take one of their seven trains to the outback or other Australian destinations. Traveltrain provides overnight sleepers, dining, lounges and club cars. For emergency purposes, they have first aid kits on board. This company also has freight service.

Queensland Rail
305 Edward Street
GPO Box 1429
Brisbane 4001
+(61) 7 32017871


V/Line serves regional Victoria and areas inside New South Wales, running more than 1,400 train services and 600 coach services each week. It helps Melbourne interstate and overseas visitors get across city and rural areas of Victoria. In 2006, it expanded its service to the Victoria regions of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Traralgon and Seymour. This railway company has 240 trains in its fleet, providing passenger and coach services. The trains are air conditioned, non-smoking and have bathroom facilities. Catering services are available on some long distance services. This company provides travel packages to Melbourne attractions, wildlife parks, the coastline and ski destinations.

V/Line Passenger Pty Ltd.
23/570 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+(61) 3 8608 5011

Rail Corporation New South Wales

RailCorp is an Australian railway company that offers metropolitan services through CityRail and distance rail services through CountryLink. CityRail transports passengers in suburban Sydney and outlying areas of Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions. Their city transit services stop at 307 stations each day. The fleet travels on approximately 991 miles of mainline tracks, across 888 bridges, and through about 28 miles of tunnels. CountryLink trains travel to more than 365 destinations in New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria. Their trains are air conditioned, as you watch the changing landscape of Australia. Take the train to the coastline, the Outback or the countryside of Australia.

Rail Corporation New South Wales
Customer Relations Unit
P.O. Box K349
Haymarket NSW 1238
+(61) 02 8202 2000

Article Written By Cicely A. Richard

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .

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