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Is the spirit of Queensland a tilt train?

Last Updated: 21st June, 2020

The Spirit of Queensland is a Queensland Rail long distance passenger rail service. It is operated by a diesel powered Tilt Train that runs five times a week on the North Coast line between Brisbane and Cairns, a distance of 1,681 kilometres.

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Also know, does the tilt train go to Cairns?

Traveling between Brisbane and Cairns twice a week and Brisbane and Rockhampton six times a week in each direction, the Tilt Train is a comfortable and convenient way to access the many tourist destinations of Queensland. Traveling along the coast is extremely comfortable and quietly relaxing aboard the Tilt Train.

how long does the tilt train take from Brisbane to Cairns? 24 hours

Thereof, do pensioners get free train travel in Qld?

With pensioners in possession of a valid Queensland Pension Concession card entitled to four rail travel entitlements each calendar year, they receive free travel but are charged an administration fee.

Is there food on the Tilt Train?

Enjoy one of our delicious meal packages on board the Tilt Train. All meal packages are served with tea or coffee. Our onboard staff will advise you of meal choices and take your order at selected times throughout your journey. A selection of main meals served with a bread roll, juice and your choice of dessert.

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