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Meander to Mernda, then Hop to Hurstbridge Saturday 17 November

Join 707 Operations as we explore the latest extensions to the Melbourne suburban rail network with the first heritage tour to Mernda and Hurstbridge on Saturday 17 November 2018 - hauled by our heritage diesel locomotives Y127, H5 and recently re-activiated H3. Book your tickets here.

Our diesel hauled heritage train will explore the north-eastern suburban rail lines to Mernda and Hurstbridge, the new stations of Middle Gorge and Hawkstone as well as LXRA and duplication works across the Hurstbridge line. At Mernda and Hurstbridge we have the opportunity for photos of the train, or a quick lunch stop.

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Y127 - Maldon H5 - Sale

Our standard class carriages will feature open saloon and compartment style seating areas in
carriages which date from the 1940's. A bar and licenced lounge carriage will be attached and is available for all passengers throughout the journey. Or join our first class travel option in our Edwardian sleeping carriage WANDO with refreshments and snacks throughout the day. The entire train is non-airconditioned, with drop down windows in every carriage.

Our heritage train features:

- Open windowed restored 1940's carriages

- Licensed club and lounge carriages

- Heritage diesel locomotive Y127, H5 and H3

- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

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Lounge Car

Departing Newport at 9.35 am the train will pick up passengers from Southern Cross Station (9.55 am) and Flinders Street Station (10.00 am) with brief detour via Caulfield we will head north to Mernda extension Mernda for a 30 minute photo stop at 11.45 am. Retracing our journey to Clifton Hill, we will head north east to Hurstbridge (arriving 2.20 pm) for a quick lunch and photo stop.

Departing Hurstbridge at 2.50 pm, we will return through the inner northern suburbs and the city for a visit to Metro Trains Calder Park Stabling Siding (4.30 pm) before returning to end our trip at Southern Cross Station (5.35 pm) and Newport (6.30 pm).

The trip provides a great opportunity for a group of friends and family explore Melbourne's suburban rail network.

Book your tickets here.

Standard Class - Fares

Adult $99
Child (3 to 16 yrs) $55
Child (under 3 yrs) free
707 Operations Member $89

First Class - Fares

First Class Compartment for upto 3 people
$500 per compartment

Or contact us directly at vintagerailtravel707@gmail.com for discounts for groups of 20 or more.

Train Travel Times - to be confirmed

The following train times are approximate and subject to change. Please visit our website two days prior to departure to check for any updates.

To Mernda

Newport Metro Station 9.30 am
Depart Southern Cross Station
9.55 am
Flinders Street Station
10.00 am
Caulfield Station
10.25 am
Clifton Hill Station
11.00 am
Arrive Mernda Station 11.45 am

From Mernda

Depart Mernda Station
12.15 pm
Clifton Hill Station
12.55 pm
Hurstbridge Station 2.20 pm - 2.50 pm
Clifton Hill Station
12.55 am
Flinders Street Station 3.55 pm
Calder Park Stabling Siding 4.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Arrive Southern Cross Station
5.35 pm
Newport Metro Station 6.30 pm

Passengers may join or leave the train at Newport, Southern Cross or Flinders Street Stations.

To download Meander to Mernda flyer.

Book Tickets here.

Revised: 17 September 2018