Great Southern Railway (operators of The Ghan) in the news

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Great Southern Railway is expecting the Ghan service between Darwin and Alice Springs to carry 400 fewer passengers each week this dry season because of last year's crash...
 

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I travelled from SYD-PER on the Indian Pacific about four weeks after the crash in 1999 which killed 9(?) people. The train had also been in an accident on the Nullabour a few months prior to that. Loads still seemed good and the train was fairly full (in First Class where I was anyway, don't know what it was like down the back). I'd be supprised if this latest crash had a major impact on passenger numbers.

Environmental groups say the crash highlights the dangers associated with Australia's increasing involvement in the nuclear industry.

Getting a bit overdramatic there I think!
 

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danielribo said:
I travelled from SYD-PER on the Indian Pacific about four weeks after the crash in 1999 which killed 9(?) people. The train had also been in an accident on the Nullabour a few months prior to that. Loads still seemed good and the train was fairly full (in First Class where I was anyway, don't know what it was like down the back). I'd be supprised if this latest crash had a major impact on passenger numbers.

The issue is more that the rolling stock is not available to cart the people (as it is in need of being fixed), rather than bookings decling.
 
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