After linking Perth and Sydney together for the last 50 years, the famous Indian Pacific celebrating its railway service jubilee.
Back in the day when domestic air travel is considered luxury and automobiles were a bit farfetched for the journey, the Indian Pacific railway service was a vital transport linking Australia’s east and west together.
Despite cheap domestic airfare taken over as the fastest way of travelling method between Australia’s major capital cities, the Indian Pacific never lost its charm as it offers a different way of seeing the country.
Today, the Indian Pacific remains as the luxury tourist train serving thousands of tourists who want something different.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti visit the East Perth transport terminal to mark the occasion.
“It’s one of the great rail journeys of the world. As we have just outlined, it’s getting more and more popular particularly with the older demographic getting on to the train and experience our wonderful country,” The minister said.
“As its been outlined, Australia has a very diverse countryside and it really is an unique opportunity to enjoy that.”