Overland service back on track in January

The iconic Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide will resume from January, with tickets now available.

The first service will travel the 828-kilometre route from Adelaide to Melbourne on 3 January, before the Melbourne to Adelaide service heads off on 4 January 2021.

In July this year, the Government announced it would enter into a new three-year agreement to fund The Overland, guaranteeing its future and supporting regional jobs, tourism and travel across western Victoria.

The service also stops at Murray Bridge, Bordertown, Nhill, Dimboola, Horsham, Stawell, Ararat and Geelong’s North Shore.

Used by around 20,000 people each year, the investment means the service will continue to run until at least December 2023.

The service first ran as the Adelaide Express in 1887, before becoming The Overland in 1926. It is now operated by Australian tourist experience operator Journey Beyond.

Tickets for the first 2021 service are on sale now on the Journey Beyond website.