- Steamrail Victoria invites you to ride our historical steam shuttles at Ballarat. Journey behind two steam locomotives (TBC), celebrating the 2022 Ballarat Heritage Festival. Alternatively travel on a one-way day transfer from Newport to Ballarat via Werribee or an evening transfer train from Ballarat to Southern Cross via Bacchus Marsh.
Ballarat Heritage Festival Shuttles - Join us for our annual Ballarat Shuttles on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022. Wave to the Ballarat locals and the lineside photographers while we take you back in time aboard the Vintage Train. Our short shuttle trips run 18km to the tiny country town of Lal Lal. Stopping just out of town, the train will then return you to Ballarat Station, passing high speed V/Line trains on the approach to Ballarat.
Newport to Ballarat Transfer - On Friday 27th May 2022, board our transfer train for the journey from Newport to Ballarat via Werribee and North Geelong. Travel on the picturesque and little used line from Geelong to Ballarat which was the original mainline from 1862.
- Ballarat to Southern Cross Transfer - On Sunday 29th May 2022, board our transfer train for the return journey back to Melbourne. Experience the magic of steam at night, listening to our steam loco working hard to climb out of town and head towards Melbourne via 'The Straight' - Ballarat's second railway connection via Bacchus Marsh & Melton. View the city lights all the way through to Melbourne as we drop down the famous Ingliston Bank from Werribee Gorge into Bacchus Marsh. The train will pick up speed for the final section across the plains and into Melbourne, dropping off passengers at Footscray and Southern Cross Station.
LOCATIONBallarat Heritage Festival Shuttles, Ballarat Railway Station (Platform 2) departing Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022 at 9:25am, 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:05pm and 3:45pm. -
Newport to Ballarat Transfer, Newport Railway Station departing Friday 27th May 2022 at 10.53am. -
Ballarat to Southern Cross Transfer, Ballarat Railway Station (Platform 2) departing Sunday 29th May 2022 at 6:44pm. -
CONTACT DETAILSSteamrail Victoria Inc. (03) 9397 1953 (Monday to Friday 9am until 3pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2022 Ballarat Heritage Festival Steam Train Rides
Ballarat Departure, 9:25am, 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:05pm, 3:45pm
Ballarat Arrival, 10:28am, 11:48am, 1:48pm, 3:08pm, 4:48pm
Friday 27th May 2022 Newport to Ballarat Transfer
Newport Departure, 10:53am (via Werribee and North Geelong)
North Geelong C Box, 12:04pm/12:45pm (no platform access)
Ballarat Arrival, 2.48pm
Sunday 29th May 2022 Ballarat to Southern Cross Transfer
Ballarat Departure, 6:44pm (via Bacchus Marsh)
Footscray Arrival, 8:45pm
Southern Cross Arrival, 8:55pm
Under current COVIDSafe practices, Face Masks will be required for all passengers travelling on our trains unless a lawful reason not to wear one applies. Face Masks are strongly recommended where physical distancing of 1.5 metres from others cannot be maintained, such as on platforms and when joining / leaving our train. Movement about the train will be restricted to your allocated seat and our on-train services such as our toilet facilities and Souvenir sales where provided.
Our volunteers will ensure high touch areas such as door handles and handrails are cleaned regularly.
PROOF OF VACCINATION NO LONGER REQUIRED from 11:59pm, Friday 22 April 2022.
BOOKINGS AND REFUNDS
Any passengers who experience any symptoms of COVID-19 prior to or on the day of travel, are not permitted to travel with us. Please contact us by replying to the email sent by Steamrail Victoria with your ticket details sent via TryBooking, to request a full refund of the ticket price* prior to travel.
In the event that our train is unable to operate due to COVID-19 restrictions, all passengers will be contacted via the email in which was provided at the time of your booking. Where an event can be rescheduled, tickets will be automatically transferred to the next available date. If you are unable to make the alternative date, please reply to our email within 7 days and a full refund of the ticket price* will be provided. Where an alternative date is unable to be provided, a full refund of the ticket price* will be provided by Steamrail Victoria within 7 days of the tour date.
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