Started by Sir Pompously, December 06, 2007, 04:50:27 PM
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QuoteNewsNew summer timetableCountryLink is introducing a summer timetable effective from Sunday 25 November 2007 until Saturday 29 March 2008.During the hotter summer months, speed restrictions are imposed by the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the temporary summer timetable will ensure a more reliable service.The timetable changes will affect the following train routes:Sydney - Melbourne Sydney - Canberra Sydney - Moree Minor adjustments will also be made to the weekly XPLORER service to Griffith.There will also be a number of changes to connecting CountryLink coach services. The major impact will be on connections to Sydney - Melbourne XPT services at Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga.The latest timetable information can be found via our online booking system or timetable pages.Customers who have already booked travel during the temporary timetable period will be notified of the changes by phone. When making a new booking, please make sure to leave your telephone number.
QuoteThe service just comes naturallyIn June 2007, CountryLink launched a campaign in regional NSW to highlight the friendly and professional service of our staff.Whether they?re travel consultants, call centre officers, station managers, or on-board service officers, one thing all CountryLink staff have in common is a passion for service.The people featured volunteered to take part and illustrate how the way we behave at home carries across into our work.View the ad's here http://www.countrylink.info/about_countrylink/campaigns
QuoteChanges to CountryLink faresFrom 1 September 2007 CountryLink fares will increase by 4.8 per cent. This is the first fare increase since November 2005 and reflects the rising cost of wages, electricity, fuel, steel and other necessities for running our services and operations.There are also changes to the seasonal discounts moving from 40% to 30% in the Low Season and 20% to 15% in Shoulder Season.Country Pension Excursion tickets are not affected and will remain at $2.50.See the table below for examples of how some fares will change from 1 September.Journey Current full adult fare From 1 Sept - full adult fare First class Economy First class Economy Sydney to Albury $135.30 $97.90 $141.81 $102.61 Sydney to Armidale $125.40 $90.20 $131.43 $94.54 Sydney to Dubbo $103.40 $74.80 $108.38 $78.40 Sydney to Coffs Harbour $125.40 $90.20 $131.43 $94.54 Sydney to Wagga Wagga$119.90 $84.70 $125.67 $88.77 Sydney to Canberra $75.90 $53.90 $79.56 $56.50 Sydney to Brisbane $174.90 $124.30 $183.31 $130.28 Sydney to Melbourne $174.90 $124.30 $183.31 $130.28
Quote from: Todd Milton on December 08, 2007, 10:44:04 PMNot really CountryLinks fault, it is ARTC, The NSW Government and the Australian Government who do not upgrade tracks and infrastructure to prevent these restrictions from being in place.