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Somerville Sojourn and the Mornington Tourist Railway Saturday 30 March

Join 707 Operations on our mainline diesel locomotive hauled heritage train, travelling from Newport and Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Somerville and onwards to the Mornington Railway, via a short coach connection to their train at the Moorooduc station. Book your tickets here.

From Moorooduc, we will join the Mornington Railway with two return trips over their preserved railway line to Mornington. One trip will be hauled by their restored T class diesels T 334 and T 411, with the second trip hauled by W class diesel shunt locomotive W 241.

Lunch will be provided during the layover time in Moorooduc and this is included in your rail fare for this excursion.

After our visit to the Mornington Railway, coaches will once again return us the short distance to Somerville station to connect with our heritgae diesel hauled train for the journey home to Melbourne and Newport.

For those who don't wish to visit the Mornington Railway, stay in Somerville and enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries that are located close to the Somerville railway station, or stay on the coach at Moorooduc for a shopping trip to Mornington.

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T411 and W241 T334

Our standard class carriages will feature open saloon and compartment style seating areas in carriages which date from the 1950's. A licenced cafe carriage will be attached and is available for all passengers throughout the journey serving a wide range of beer, wines and spirits along with hot and cold snack foods, confectionary, tea and coffee.

Our heritage train & excursion features:

- An all air-conditioned train of open saloon and compartment style seating

- Licensed cafe carriage

- Mainline heritage diesel locomotive T 413 and H 5

- Relaxed vintage travel atmosphere

- Lunch at Moorooduc

- All travel on the Mornington Railway

- Coach transfers to and from Mornington Railway

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Private Compartment and Open Saloon Seats

Departing Newport Metro station at 8.50 am the train will also pick up passengers at Southern Cross station (9.10 am). We arrive into Somerville at 10.55 am.

The return journey will depart from Somerville station at 4.20 pm, and drop off passengers at Southern Cross station at 5.50pm and Newport Metro station at 6.00 pm.

The trip provides a great opportunity for a group of friends and family explore the Mornington Railway and travel in style.

Book your tickets here.

Standard Class - Fares

Adult $85
Child (3 to 16 yrs) $45
Child (under 3 yrs) free
707 Operations Member $77
Private Compartment (seating up to 8 adults) $550 per compartment

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

Train Travel Times - 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 Somerville

Newport Metro Station 8.50 am
Depart Southern Cross Station (platform 13)
9.10 am
Arrive Somerville Station 10.55 am

From Somerville

Depart Somerville Station
4.20 pm
Arrive Southern Cross Station
5.45 pm
Newport Metro Station 6.00 pm

Passengers may join or leave the train at Newport or Southern Cross stations only.

To download Somerville Sojourn flyer.

Book Tickets here.

Revised: 27 March 2019