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Tilt Train

Roma Street | Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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First Trip on the Tilt Train

I was very impressed on my very first trip (return) from Brisbane to Maryborough on the Tilt Train... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janice C
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Brisbane, Australia
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Great way to travel

We travelled from Brisbane to Maryborough on the Tilt train. The service was excellent and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wdyet
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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The Tilt Train not only transports you through some of the most beautiful scenery, it also extends the gift of more time to explore it. The Tilt Train between Brisbane and Rockhampton operates almost daily in each direction. Escape the everyday with an experience onboard the new generation of train travel, the Spirit of Queensland, travelling the Queensland coast between Brisbane and Cairns. Designed for relaxation, the Spirit of Queensland combines modern seating and entertainment options with the romance of long distance rail travel.
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Roma Street | Roma Street Railway Station, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was very impressed on my very first trip (return) from Brisbane to Maryborough on the Tilt Train. I travelled business class, so the seats were roomy with plenty of leg room. I ordered lunch on both trips and the meals were very hot and...More

Thank Janice C
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your experience, we're glad you enjoyed your first trip and we look forward to seeing you onboard again :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Brisbane to Maryborough on the Tilt train. The service was excellent and the journey was smooth and enjoyable.There was plenty of snack food available and the facilities were clean.

Thank wdyet
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear wdyet. Thanks for your review. Happy to hear you enjoyed our great Tilt Train service.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

great train to travel on good service good food nearly always on time.Sit back and watch the scenery with someone else doing the driving

Thank John C
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks for your review John. Glad to hear your enjoyed someone else doing the driving for you!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Travelled from Townsville to Brisbane and was delayed 4 hours. The service I received was first class. I also witnessed staff attending to other customers and was truly impressed. Alex, gave updates often and was very close to his estimates of arrival times. Although, late,...More

Thank Ne557
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are very happy to hear our staff especially Alex provided you with excellent customer service. We hope to see you onboard again soon.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Easy travelling, late heading into Brisbane through no fault of their own, comfortable seating great way to travel

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip, look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I have travelled the Queensland Rail systems off and on for over 15 years. Whether it has been from Cairns to Sydney; Brisbane to home in Maryborough or Outback to Longreach, I have always found the trains neat, clean and comfortable; meals or snacks pleasant...More

Thank jrandy33
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks for your review of Tilt Train. We are glad to hear the train journey and the station standard met your expectations, and hopefully exceeded them somewhat as well! We hope to see you again on our services in the future.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Tilt train from Rockhampton to Brisbane is usually delayed but today was a reflection of the dismal need for track duplication on Sunshine Coast line. We were delayed outside Yandina for late running north bound tilt train and then pulled out of Nambour station grinding...More

Thank feedbackthetruth
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QueenslandRailTravel, other at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback, during Queensland's Summer months our services are unfortunately hit with delays and disruptions caused by many factors; storms, heavy rainfall, severe heat and of course unpredictable human delays. Our website is updated manually on an hourly basis and generally on...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Took the Tilt Train from Brisbane to Gladstone. It was shorter than driving and with the advance fair discount, probably about break even on price. It’s an uninteresting stretch of land along this part of Australia so the drive would have been long and boring....More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We're sorry to hear your rail experience wasn't as expected aboard our Tilt Train. We agree the train journey is preferable to driving, and you don't have to worry about traffic. Our service with Tilt mechanism usually provides a pleasant journey, so I'll bring this...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I arrived at the Mackay Station at 4.04am, as the web site advised the service was on time. Despite staff being on the platform and no sign boards were working, I sat and waited for the train. It eventually arrived at 4.52am. My advice is...More

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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback, during Queensland's Summer months our services are unfortunately hit with delays and disruptions caused by many factors; storms, heavy rainfall, severe heat and of course unpredictable human delays. Our website is updated manually on an hourly basis and generally on...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Enjoy travelling on the tilt train from Bundaberg to Brisbane. Like watching a movie as passes the time. Free wifi but there is a time limit. Food and drinks are reasonably priced andII always have the hot breakfast on the early train. Staff are mostly...More

Thank Leisa W
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QueenslandRailTravel, Customer Service at Tilt Train, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback - we're so delighted you enjoyed the features of this train and, your time onboard. We agree it's much more relaxing than driving.. We hope to see you onboard again soon!

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Phillip K
12 June 2018|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can you travel on Spirit of Queensland leaving Townsville on a MON,WED,THURS,FRID,SUN arriving BRISBANE (Roma Street) at 9.20AM the next day from there you take a Gold Coast Train from the City there are a number of... More
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jennylamont02
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Response from jrandy33 | Reviewed this property |
September is the early Spring for Australia and the tilt train is usually cooler but they do provide blankets, as I recall.
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