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Tilt Train given a makeover

QUEENSLAND Rail has unveiled its new-look Tilt Train following a mechanical upgrade and internal refurbishment.

The refreshed Tilt Train left Rockhampton yesterday on its maiden journey from Rockhampton to Roma Street.

Queensland Rail travel executive general manager Martin Ryan, said the overhaul would deliver a safer, more reliable journey for passengers.

"The Tilt Train has travelled millions of kilometres since 1998, bringing passengers between Rockhampton, the Wide Bay and Brisbane, so it was due for a mechanical overhaul," Mr Ryan said.

The train was also fitted with new carpet, curtains and seat covers.

Mr Ryan said the Bundaberg and Rockhampton Tilt Trains were among the most popular trains in QR's long distance fleet, with 180,000 people using it last financial year.

The Bundaberg Tilt Train has now gone to Downer EDI in Maryborough for its makeover, due to be finished mid next year. A diesel train will replace it until then.

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