Queensland Rail Travel boosts luxury credentials

Queensland Rail Travel boosts luxury credentials

Queensland Rail Travel has confirmed a series of upgrades to its Spirit of the Outback train services.

From 2012 the luxury rail operator it will introduce special food and beverage privileges for customers in single or twin sleeping berths, which will add an extra dimension to this celebrated journey.

From April 1st all meals will be included in the fare for a single or twin sleeping berth, while these guests will also be given exclusive access to the restaurant and lounge cars.

Queensland Rail Travel General Manager, Max Kruse, said the changes will offer an extra level of prestige for customers who want to explore the Outback in style.

“You don’t get a much more authentic Queensland experience than taking in the untamed beauty of western Queensland on the Spirit of the Outback,” Kruse said.

“Just because it’s rugged out there, doesn’t mean our customers can’t travel in comfort and style, and we’re taking travel to the west up a level with this extra value for guests.”

The Spirit of the Outback departs from Brisbane, and passes through the heritage towns of Blackwater, Emerald and Barcaldine before arriving in Longreach.

Kruse said the 24-hour journey to Longreach is as much a part of a customer’s holiday as the experiences they have at their destination.

“The Spirit of the Outback isn’t about speed, it’s about giving travellers the time to soak up the natural beauty of our state,” Kruse concluded.