Great Southern Rail announced today (21 April) that a new deluxe ‘Platinum Service’ will be launched on The Ghan service departing Adelaide for Darwin on 10 September 2008. Ticket sales will open on Monday, 5 May 2008.
Platinum Service introduces a new spacious deluxe cabin with a level of appointment that matches the best train cabins in the world. This is complemented by a new standard of service that reflects a deluxe hotel.
Platinum Service will be very exclusive, with a total of 25 cabins in 5 carriages that accommodate up to 50 guests. This service will be available once a week on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin and once a week on The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide.
Tony Braxton-Smith, Chief Executive Officer said, “We are very excited to be launching our new Platinum Service. This will deliver a truly world-class standard of luxury train travel on The Ghan, enhancing its reputation as one of the world’s great train journeys”.
“Almost twice the size of the Gold Service cabins, the new Platinum cabin has been designed to a brief that called for all of the modern comforts in classic style with a distinctly Australian character. To complement this, we have also created a number of deluxe touches to the service, such as twenty-four hour in-cabin steward service”.
“Platinum Service has been designed to meet the needs of the discerning traveler looking for the ultimate level of comfort and sophistication as they take one of the world’s great train journeys through the heart of Australia”, he added.
Platinum Service appears on track for success with more than 10,000 holidaymakers having already joined the Platinum VIP Club. Members are given priority access to purchase tickets in Platinum
Service one week prior to tickets went sale to the general public on 5 May 2008.
For further information contact Great Southern Rail on 13 21 47 or visit www.gsr.com.au/platinum