The Daily Telegraph - Travel

Ghan train grows to 1.1km

- Hugh Morris

Australia’s legendary Ghan train that links Darwin in the north to Adelaide, 1,850 miles away in the south, is to become one of the world’s longest trains this summer.

Consisting of 44 carriages and two locomotive­s, the train will spend nine weeks running at 1,096 metres (3,600ft) in length, more than 200 metres longer than usual. The extension, due to a surge in demand for tickets, will make the service Australia’s longest passenger train.

Elsewhere around the world, only freight trains can compete with the Ghan’s 1.1km length, with the nearest recorded services those of longdistan­ce journeys in India that regularly measure up to 600 metres.

The Ghan’s service will include 22 guest carriages, six restaurant carriages and five lounge carriages.

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