The saying “life begins at 40” couldn’t be more true for the Indian Pacific. The train has entered her golden era, and from April 2012 will feature Gold Twin cabins that have been tastefully refurbished, enhancing the traditional charm for which the Indian Pacific is famous.
As a result of a two year refurbishment program, the Gold Twin cabins aboard the Indian Pacific now feature an all new modern, compact ensuite bathroom, plush new soft furnishings and fittings – including improved bunk ladders and safety rails.
The cabins are also fitted with a new in-cabin audio system with five radio channels offering a range of different commentary and music options.
The newly refurbished Gold Twin cabins are complemented by the Outback Explorer Lounge and the Queen Adelaide Restaurant carriages, which have both been recently upgraded.
Chief Executive of Great Southern Rail, Chris Tallent, said; “tens of thousands of tourists enjoy a journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific each year and it is important that we continue to invest in our carriages and maintain the high standard of comfort aboard the train.”
“These refurbishments are just the beginning of a range of exciting changes that we will be introducing over the next twelve months. We are set to redefine rail travel in Australia and unveil some exciting service enhancements aboard Australia’s Great Train Journeys.”
Just last year, Great Southern Rail’s budget-friendly Red Service also underwent major refurbishment with upgrades to the Red Day/Nighter Seats, Red Sleeper cabins and the introduction of new lounge and cafe carriages.
From 1 April, holidays aboard the Indian Pacific are available at savings of up to $1000 through the ’60 Day Great Rail Sale’. A five-night, four-day holiday aboard the Indian Pacific, including touring and accommodation in Perth, will be on sale from just $1,444 per person (conditions apply).
The Indian Pacific now offers top quality accommodation carriages across all three service levels. From world-class Platinum Service, to contemporary Gold Service through to the economical Red Service, there is an accommodation level to suit all tastes and budgets.
Visit Great Southern Rail for further information.