24 Dec 2011

Ghan passenger services to be cut

1:52 pm on 24 December 2011

Passenger services on the Ghan running between Adelaide and Darwin are to be reduced next year, to one train per week.

Great Southern Rail says there has been nearly a drop of almost 20% in the number of passengers going to the Northern Territory.

From 4 April next year, the service will be cut to only one train per week.

However, the ABC reports passenger numbers on each train will be increased to make up for the changes.