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- The Queenslanders really do railways well … helpful ( if not always friendly) staff. The environment is clean, announcements are clear and information is forthcoming.
Central station is superbly located where you step off the train and you are practically in the city centre. The moment you arrive here you feel like you are somewhere special.Written 5 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I used this train service a couple of times whilst in the area of Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
My first experience was using this train to get me from Brisbane airport to my hotel in the centre of the town. I bought my ticket at the relevant booth at the airport and stepped on to the next train heading south. Interestingly (!), a few stops down the line a nice voice came over the loudspeaker system telling all passengers that they had turned the train into an express one. It was no longer going to be stopping at the station I wanted. Hey!! The was only one thing for it. Get off at the next possible station and then find a train (a slower one) going back in the other direction. I was lucky. But it sure did destabilize me a little.
On another occasion I took the train from the central station as far as the Helensvale station in the direction of the Gold Coast and then transferred to a tram to take me to my final destination. The guy in the ticket office in Brisbane sold me a combined ticket to get me all the way - something like 16 AED which I thought was very good. But you have to be patient. The train stopped everywhere, and it took a couple of hours to get to where I wanted to be.
But anyway, the trains were modern, clean and there was enough room for those of us with extra luggage.Written 27 November 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- In the space of 10 days, took the 'Spirit of the Outback' from Brisbane to Longreach, then the 'Inlander' from Mt Isa to Townsville, and finally back down the coast on the 'Spirit of Queensland' from Townsville to Brisbane. All in economy class.
Quite simply, if you have the ability to see this wonderful part of the country, see it the right way. Up close, without hurry, and by land.
No stressing about the cost of fuel at the pump. No hassles with airlines or airports, no lines at security, no worrying about bag checks or carry on limits. Plus you get to meet people from different walks of life, all while Queensland gently rolls by outside your window.
The scenery is amazing, the seats are comfortable, the staff are friendly, and the food options are good value and plentiful. If you're going to be exploring this great state, take a little extra time to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.Written 22 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- So our first experience of the rail network in Brisbane took us to Wooloowin station where a very helpful member of staff asked us about our stay and how much we would be travelling. She suggested a GoCard, much like the Oyster card for UK travellers that cost $10 deposit, which you get back when returning the card.
You then top this up at any station and it gives you reduced fares on trains and busses as well as extended off peak travel times.
The station itself was really clean and tidy.Written 2 March 2019