“Steam Locomotive 45407” by Tom Curtis from Freedigitalphotos.net
There are numerous ways of getting from A to B. Most people familiar with an area do it without thinking. People new to a place tend to rely on maps and signs. In Germany, the national rail company Deutsche Bahn has just been instructed to improve accessibility by installing electronic information boards in its stations. This will help time-pressed German commuters work out how to get to their destination as quickly as possible.
In Australia, the railway network covers over 40 thousand kilometres. It offers some truly spectacular journeys. Travellers can choose between the Inlander to go between the tropical, coastal town of Townsville to the mining town of Mount Isa, where they can actually tour the underground mines.
Alternatively they could try the Spirit of the Outback, which takes adventurers from Brisbaneto Longreach. This is perfect for those who want to see the famous outback from air-conditioned comfort. This 24-hour trip is popular with Australians as well as tourists and there is always a friendly atmosphere on board (and excellent food).
Travelling through Australia by rail may well inspire passengers to make a longer-term move. Those who do will find that a German NAATI translator will be very helpful in making that trip as pleasant as their rail voyage.