Ghan goes Platinum

This item appears on page 5 of the April 2016 issue.

The Australian train The Ghan (Great Southern Rail; phone +61 8 8213 4401,, which travels between Adelaide and Darwin in 2½ days one way, with a stop in Alice Springs, was scheduled to add Platinum Club cars with full-size suites (each about twice the size of a Gold Twin cabin) on April 1, 2016.
The Platinum Club’s exclusive services include transfers to and from the station within a 50-kilometer radius; en suite breakfast; daily 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner in the Platinum Lounge, and route-specific audio commentary.
One-way fares range from AUD2,229 (near $1,641) for a Gold Club single cabin to AUD3,699 per person, double occupancy, for a Platinum Club cabin. Round-trip fares run AUD2,959-AUD4,769, respectively.