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10 - 14Jan

Lachlan Valley Railway - Blue Suede Express

10/01/2019 - 14/01/2019 (9:00 AM)

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Lachlan Valley Railway
Sydney’s Central Train Station
Eddy Avenue, Haymarket NSW 2000
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Event Information
Travel to the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival on the LVR's "Blue Suede Express". We heard the feedback in 2018 so this year we are offering the Premium Elvis Experience on the ENTIRE train AND reduced the price slightly to $399! 
ALSO Now available our "Heritage Train and Accommodation" package with Carrowobitty Retreat! More details below.
Choose your seat in one of FOUR lounge cars with full bar service in car, or in our ex-Indian Pacific dining car, the "Menzies" diner.
The Premium Package includes: 
  • A complimentary "welcome on board" drink including choice a glass of sparkling wine or a beer if you prefer;
  • Continuous hot and cold canapes, finger food and snacks, both savoury and sweet throughout the journey. Even the menu will get into the spirit of the Elvis festival, offering some southern US inspired creations;
  • In-car entertainment by our fabulous troupe of traveling Elvis Tribute Artists and Vegas Showgirls;
  • Full bar service;
  • Parkes Elvis Festival welcome bag: Bus pass valid for unlimited use on official Festival shuttle bus services, and ticket to the Parkes Elvis Festival’s Sunday night show, ‘The Ultimates’, 7.30pm at Parkes Leagues Club;
  • And this year, your ticket is fully packaged through one point of sale on-line.
The Blue Suede Express is operated by heritage group Lachlan Valley Railway. The carriages are all restored 1960's air-conditioned rolling stock from famous inter-capital trains such as the Southern Aurora and Brisbane Limited. The train will be hauled by two heritage diesels from the era. For more information on the Lachlan Valley Railway go to
Within 24 hrs of purchasing your train ticket, you will be contacted by phone regarding your Ultimates Show Ticket for Sunday night. If you will be uncontactable by phone on that day, please email and we will allocate your ticket for you.
Check out and enjoy other events that are part of the Parkes Elvis Festival.
The LVR is teaming up with Carrawobitty Retreat to offer a train and accommodation package for Parkes Elvis Festival this year. The additional accommodation option includes:
  • Double room at the heritage-listed retreat for the 4 nights from Thursday checking out Monday;
  • Continental breakfast each morning;
  • Shuttle bus services to and from Blue Suede Express, plus scheduled shuttles each day to and from Parkes for festival events;
  • The retreat is licensed, so guests can enjoy a night cap and enjoy the stars!

The package is $500 per person (in addition to the $399 per person train fare) or more correctly $1000 a couple, available as an option when you book your Blue Suede Express tickets. To take the option as you complete the booking process just select the double suite for one person in the couple. (NB: You could book a double suite for yourself if you are a single, but that will still be at the $1000 rate).

Departing Sydney, Thursday 10 January 2019

  • Departure from Sydney’s Central Station at 9:53am
  • Arrival in Parkes at around 5:10pm
  • The Blue Suede Express will also pick up passengers at Strathfield, Parramatta, Penrith and Orange

Departing Parkes, Monday 14 January 2019

  • Departure scheduled for 8:30am
  • Arrival at Central (Sydney) at around 5:09pm

Hand luggage

  • 1 piece per passenger, up to 5kg
  • Up to 30cm high x 50cm long x 30cm wide

Large and/or heavy luggage

  • 1 piece per passenger, 5-20kg
  • Up to 60cm high x 70cm long x 50cm wide

Further Luggage Information

Luggage check-in for the Blue Suede Express will be located at the end of Platform 2 and open from 8:30am – 9:30am only
We recommend attaching a name tag to your bag prior to arrival as bags will not be tagged at check-in
If you’re unable to check in your bag or wish to take it on board, this can be done from 9:30am. Lachlan Valley Railway staff will be on hand to assist. You will not be permitted to leave the train once on board.

Terms & Conditions


  • Unless required by law, tickets are non-refundable.


Please be advised that attendees at the Parkes Elvis Festival events may be photographed by official photographers. These photos may used for future marketing and promotional activities.

Ticket holders will also be emailed a post-Festival evaluation survey.

Please contact the Parkes Elvis Festival or Parkes Visitor information Centre should you have any concerns.

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