Indian Pacific to hit screens in SBS’s Slow Summer
The train journey between Perth and Sydney will be revealed in detail when The Indian Pacific: Australia’s Longest Train Journey hits screens in January with SBS’s second foray into Slow TV.
Following the episode on The Ghan that aired earlier this year and introduced Australia to Slow TV, the three-hour Indian Pacific documentary of never-before-seen footage will take viewers on a journey from Perth, across the Nullarbor and South Australia, through the Blue Mountains and into Sydney.
Australia will be able to watch the dramatic changes in scenery unfold from the verdant Avon Valley out of Perth, to the sparse Nullarbor, through South Australia’s farmland and into the impressive Blue Mountains.
The footage, captured by 9 cameras on the train and one from a helicopter, embraces all angles of the journey and will be interspersed with facts and short anecdotes that will appear on screen.
Managing Director for Great Southern Rail, Steve Kernaghan, said the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s few truly transcontinental journeys.
“This train travels from the Indian Ocean in the west, across Australia to the Pacific Ocean in the east over a distance of more than 4,000 kilometres,” Mr Kernaghan said.
“It includes the longest straight stretch of railway track in the world – a distance of 478 kilometres from Loongana in Western Australia to Ooldea in South Australia.
“And while the documentary shows just one aspect of the journey in getting from A to B, the Indian Pacific gives guests incredible onboard hospitality, all-inclusive food and beverages and Off Train Excursions allowing them to venture beyond the tracks to parts of Australia that are virtually inaccessible if not a guest on the Indian Pacific,” he said.
Audiences will be able to tune in to The Indian Pacific: Australia’s Longest Train Journey for three hours on SBS on Sunday 6 January 2019 from 7:30pm. The full 17-hour documentary will screen all day on SBS Viceland on Saturday 12 January 2019.
For more information and to book travel, visit www.greatsouthernrail.com.au