One of Australia's newest trains, the Tilt Train came into service between Brisbane and Rockhampton in 1997. Six years later a diesel version came into being and the Tilt Train extended its range all the way to tropical Cairns. Nowadays the full journey to Cairns takes just under a day and countless willing passengers and rail enthusiasts enjoy the scenic 1,691-kilometre trip along the snaking coastline.
The Tilt Train is administered by Queensland Rail and passengers enjoy comfortable reclinable seating, personal entertainment systems, galley service dining options and at-seat trolley service providing light snacks and refreshments. Power points are available at each seat and blankets and pillows are available on request.
Classes of Service
Business Seating (Cairns service)
The Cairns Tilt Train offers a roomy 2 x 1 business seating service to all passengers. Each seat includes a personal entertainment system featuring a range of video and audio options, a Driver Cam and Journey Progress Display, at-seat power points and optional pillows and blankets.
Business Seating (Rockhampton and Bundaberg services)
The Rockhampton and Bundaberg Tilt Train service offers passengers a choice of business or economy seating. Business seats are configured in a 2 x 1 arrangement and offer ample legroom, while business seat customers also receive a complimentary juice and choice of newspaper or magazine on board. Business also include at-seat power points and optional pillows and blankets.
Economy Seating (Rockhampton and Bundaberg services)
Reclinable economy seats on the Rockhampton and Bundaberg service are arranged in a 2 x 2 configuration and feature audio entertainment options. All seats face the direction of travel and feature a fold-down table and foot rest.