Byron Bay Railroad Company Ltd.

The Byron Bay Railroad Company train service is open to all, warmly welcoming the local community and visitors to ride. The solar conversion is complete. Soon the train will commence final test runs, commissioning and driver training. It is hoped that the first passenger services will commence pre Christmas.

service

There is capacity for 100 seated passengers, additional standing passengers, seating for people with a disability and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried free of charge. The train will run a return shuttle service for the three kilometre journey between Northbeach Station in Sunrise Beach and the Byron Beach platform located adjacent to the Shirley Street level crossing. The fare will be $3 per one-way journey.

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Byron Bay Railroad Company has restored an out of action heritage train, is fully repairing three kilometers of railway line, is reinvigorating and preserving an out of action rail corridor and providing an affordable public transport solution for locals and visitors. All at no cost to ratepayers, at no cost to government at any level. The train will operate on energy from the sun, with a diesel engine used solely as a back-up, and solar panels on the train and storage shed will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to operate the train daily, charging the on-board battery bank.

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history

Our two carriage rail set was constructed as the first of ten “600 class” sets at the Chullora Railway Workshops, Sydney in 1949. From around 1942 – 1945 the Chullora Workshops were used to build Beaufort aircraft bombers during the Second World War. Following the war and with the massive influx of European immigrants, transporting people around the state was critical. So the Workshops innovatively used aluminium aircraft technology from their war efforts to produce high performance yet lightweight trains.

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line

Our train runs along 3km of track which is part of the 132km Casino to Murwillumbah line. This line connected the town of Casino, which is on the Sydney to Brisbane line, with Lismore, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah and dozens of towns and villages in between.

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02 6685 6561

enquiries@byronbaytrain.com.au