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The 4,352-kilometre (2,704-mile) journey takes nearly three days, and operates twice per week in each direction.<ref>[http://www.gsr.com.au/pdf/fares-timetables/faresandtt-0708.pdf Fares and timetables] for the Indian Pacific</ref>
 
The 4,352-kilometre (2,704-mile) journey takes nearly three days, and operates twice per week in each direction.<ref>[http://www.gsr.com.au/pdf/fares-timetables/faresandtt-0708.pdf Fares and timetables] for the Indian Pacific</ref>
It traverses the [[Nullabor Plain]], and crosses the [[Blue Mountains]] to the west of Sydney.
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It traverses the Nullabor Plain, and crosses the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney.
 
The Nullabor Plain section includes the longest straight section of [[railway]] line in the world&mdash;478 kilometres<ref name="os">[http://www.gsr.com.au/our-trains/indian-pacific/the-journey.php?gsr=7c0da4813b924577b3080efb22edd23b Official site]</ref> (297 miles).
 
The Nullabor Plain section includes the longest straight section of [[railway]] line in the world&mdash;478 kilometres<ref name="os">[http://www.gsr.com.au/our-trains/indian-pacific/the-journey.php?gsr=7c0da4813b924577b3080efb22edd23b Official site]</ref> (297 miles).
  

Revision as of 12:33, 30 March 2011

The Indian Pacific is a train that runs east-west across Australia between Perth, on the Indian Ocean and Sydney, on the Pacific Ocean.

The 4,352-kilometre (2,704-mile) journey takes nearly three days, and operates twice per week in each direction.[1] It traverses the Nullabor Plain, and crosses the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney. The Nullabor Plain section includes the longest straight section of railway line in the world—478 kilometres[2] (297 miles).

The Indian Pacific is currently operated by Great Southern Railways, a private company that operates some services formerly operated by the former government-owned railway, Australian National.

Notes

  1. Fares and timetables for the Indian Pacific
  2. Official site