JBRE Publicity & Events Manager Caitlin Jones
Overland Train Lives On
Victor P Taffa
Great Southern Rail has sent Editor Victor P Taffa the following message regarding his email to run the Overland Train as a V/Line Velocity Train.
Since 19 January 1887 the Overland Train has operated between Melbourne and Adelaide.
Great Southern Rail is now known as Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions.
JBRE Publicity & Events Manager Caitlin Jones said that Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions (JBRE) and the Victorian Government have announced a three-month extension to The Overland while continuing discussions about its long-term operations.
“Three-month extension from 1 January-31 March 2020 will provide continuity of service while the Victorian Government and JBRE continue to review The Overland’s future operations.” Ms. Jones said.
This follows a 12-month extension in 2019 when the Victorian Government and JBRE increased their financial contributions.
The Overland has consistently required Government support which has heavily subsidised significant operational costs to ensure affordability for commuters.
“There will be another announcement regarding The Overland prior to 31 March this year.” Ms. Jones said.