Information on accessible train travel


Information on train travel Australia wide. For more information on the Ghan, The Indian Pacific or the Overland. It is necessary to inform staff of special needs when booking trip. Countrylink XPT travels from Sydney to Brisbane, and the passenger can take their own wheelchair on board. The Explorer travels from Canberra to Sydney, and has space for traveller to take their own wheelchair on board. All XPT trains have at least one space for a person in a wheelchair, and that space is next to the accessible toilet. Passengers need to indicate that they will be travelling in their wheelchair when they book. For more information about the XPT and the Explorer, ring Country Link Customer Relations on (02) 9379 4850. All Country Link trains have a accessible toilet in the Buffet Car. Some services have standard showers. LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL - The Ghan travels from Adelaide to Alice Springs. It has a standard toilet and shower. They can provide a special narrow wheelchair which can move in the aisles and the traveller's own wheelchair is stored for the duration of the journey. The Indian Pacific travels from Sydney to Perth. This has one modified cabin for people with disabilities. It has a modified en suite. The Overland travels from Adelaide to Melbourne - can supply small chair which can be used while train is moving. The standard toilets have grab rails. Showers are only available in first class. They are not modified and are small. The Spirit of Capricorn travels from Brisbane to Rockhampton has access for a manual chair (not enough room for electric scooter or chair). Staff can give assistance in accessing the toilet. Toilet and shower standard size. Staff will deliver menus and meals to traveller's seat. The most convenient booking for this trip is in a 'roomette' car. These are single cabins with a toilet (no shower). They have a lounge chair, which is converted to a bed at night. For more information about the Spirit, please ring Queensland Rail (07) 3235 2222.

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