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The Picnic Express to Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley Park

Steam train to Bacchus Marsh

Saturday 27 or Sunday 28 November

Gather a group of family members, loved ones and friends for a journey with 707 Operations on
'The Picnic Express' steam train to Bacchus Marsh.

Our last steam hauled excursion trains for 2021

Upon arrival in Bacchus Marsh enjoy a picnic in Maddingley Park, enjoy the Werribee River precient or stroll around the Bacchus Marsh township - Bacchus Marsh is beautiful at this time of the year and makes the most perfect place to share a wonderful few hours with family and friends
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The historical and picturesque Maddingley Park is best known for its community built adventure playground, however its huge redgum trees along the Werribee River make it a significant natural attraction for Bacchus Marsh. Enjoy the picnic areas and playground, set up some sporting activites or just relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroudings at Maddingley Park, while our train pauses at Bacchus Marsh.
Step from the train and exit the railway station area to access the beautiful park which is just moments from the station exit.

Maddingley Park also features the Nieuwesteeg Heritage Rose Gardens which is a collection of rare and unusual roses, mostly from hybrid teas that were bred in the early 20th century. Bring a picnic hamper and drinks for an afternoon in the park.


Our train will travel from Southern Cross Station and Footscary Station to Bacchus Marsh with steam locomotive
R 707 "The City of Melbourne", assisted at certain times by a heritage diesel locomotive.

Our air-conditioned train will included both open saloon-type carriages and compartment carriages seating a maximum of eight passengers to a compartment. Cafe Hudson will serve expresso coffee, Devonshire teas and assorted cakes and snacks, as well as offering a full bar service with a selection of ales, wine, sparkling and mixed spirits.


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Trip Fares

Adult $75

Child (3 to 16 yrs) $25 - must travel with an adult under same booking.

Child (under 4 yrs) free

707 Operations Member $60

Compartment (1) $525

Motorcader Donation $10

Inc. GST.
(1) Compartment seats upto 8 people.

Train Times: to be confirmed

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

To Bacchus Marsh To Melbourne
1.20 pm Southern Cross Station 6.05 pm
1.34 pm Footscray 5.50 pm
1.50 pm Caroline Springs 5.38 pm
2.30 pm Bacchus Marsh Station 5.10 pm

Passengers may join or leave the train at any of the above stations.

COVIDSafe Travel

You'll notice some subtle (but necessary) changes as you travel with us in 2021. We've adopted a COVID-Safe plan in line with Government requirements. You'll notice extra on-train cleaning, extra hand sanitising and capacity limits on all of our future journeys, as well as contact tracing documentation when booking and prior to boarding. Our volunteers will be on hand to make the check-in and travel process as streamlined as possible, but we do ask for your cooperation to follow all published guidelines when on board our trains.

The health and safety of our passengers and volunteer train staff are of utmost importance to us. For travel on any future day or overnight excursion all guests over the age of 16 must show their COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of entry to boarding any train service. The quickest and easiest way to show proof of vaccination is by adding your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app.

If you don't have a smartphone or are unable to use one, there are additional non-digital proof of vaccination status options available including an official copy of your Australian Immunisation Register vaccination certificate or a printed copy of your digital vaccination certificate from myGov.

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-digital-certificate to find out more.

Refund Policy

For passengers who are unable to show proof of being fully vaccinated prior to boarding the train, a refund of the fare paid will be made as per our terms and conditions of travel.

Medical Exemptions

If you have an exemption please provide it at the time of booking via email to contact@707operations.com.au and present it at the time of boarding. Please ensure your medical exemption is valid and signed by a medical practitioner.

We ask that any guests who are booked to travel with Seven-O-Seven Operations that experience cold or flu like symptoms in the week prior to our departure date please contact our office on 0420 806 820 for advice before travelling.

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Download our Picnic Express flyer HERE.

Revised: 27 October 2021