New train leaves Adelaide for Brisbane

A new railway service will run from Adelaide to Brisbane, via Victoria and the NSW coast.
A new railway service will run from Adelaide to Brisbane, via Victoria and the NSW coast.

Australia first major new train journey in 10 years is set to leave Adelaide for its inaugural trip to Brisbane.

Rail company Journey Beyond is launching the Great Southern on Friday with the first service expected to carry more than 200 passengers.

The three-day trip will take in Victoria's Grampians region and visit Canberra before heading up Australia's east coast.

Journey Beyond also operates The Ghan service from Adelaide to Darwin and the Indian Pacific which runs between Perth and Sydney.

Australian Associated Press