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Cockatoo Run: The Southern Pielander- 23rd June 2019

23/06/2019 (9:00am - 7:00pm)

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Seat Prices
Type Price Fee*
Lounge
Illawarra Adult (Lounge Class) $130.00 $1.00
Illawarra Senior (Lounge Class) $115.00 $1.00
Sydney Adult (Lounge Class) $150.00 $1.00
Sydney Senior (Lounge Class) $135.00 $1.00
Sitting
Illawarra Adult (Seated Class) $90.00 $1.00
Illawarra Child (Seated Class) $65.00 $1.00
Illawarra Senior (Seated Class) $75.00 $1.00
Sydney Adult (Seated Class) $110.00 $1.00
Sydney Child (Seated Class) $85.00 $1.00
Sydney Senior (Seated Class) $95.00 $1.00
Compartment
Compartment Fare
Suitable for up to 4 standard adults in bench seat configuration
Sold Out $1.00

* Plus 1.55% Credit Card payment fee - calculated at checkout

Organiser Details
Organisation:
East Coast Heritage Rail, by 3801 Limited
Venue:
Central Station, Sydney
Address:
Haymarket NSW 2000
Contact person:
East Coast Heritage Rail, by 3801 Limited
Phone:
1300 653 801
Email:
trains@3801limited.com.au
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Event Information

Cockatoo Run: The Southern Pielander

East Coast Heritage Rail invites you to join us on the Cockatoo Run, hauled by heritage diesel locomotives and featuring our beautifully restored and maintained carriages. The Cockatoo Run will be running a return tour all the way to Robertson and Moss Vale* via Wollongong for pies, pies, pies on this special trip!

Departing Sydney Central and picking up at Hurstville, Sutherland, Thirroul, Wollongong and Unanderra, this vintage train travels through the Royal National Park and along the spectacular Illawarra route, offering sublime coastal scenery before ascending the Illawarra Escarpment.

The line climbs 600 metres through rainforests, past waterfalls, and the spectacular viaduct on the line. The train then makes a stop at Summit Tank* to admire the view over Lake Illawarra out to the Tasman Sea. The historic Southern Highland township of Robertson with its old town atmosphere and the rustic appeal is generally a great passenger stopover in which to spend some time and enjoy lunch (see below for details), or you can continue to Moss Vale* for a brief visit to the local cafes whilst we turn the train. From Moss Vale, we return to Robertson to collect passengers before returning to Central, again via the Illawarra.

Pies and light refreshments will be available from the train's buffet, and the following lunch options are available in conjunction with the Pie Time celebrations hosted by Destination Southern Highlands. Passengers are advised to ring ahead and book for these special meals (as lunch is not included in the ticket price):
  • Robertson Bowling Club (Ph. 4885 1306): $20 Pie and glass of Pinot ($5 discount voucher available at Robertson Station)
  • The Robertson Hotel (Ph. 4885 1111): $19 Posh Pie with side and glass of wine by the fire
  • Robertson Public House (Ph. 4885 1202): $28 Carvery buffet roast dinner with trimmings OR $20 Homemade pie and schooner of local Golden Ale
  • Southern Rise Bakery, Moss Vale (Ph. 4869 2345): $11 Beef Pie, sweet pastry and hot or cold drink

* Subject to timetable constraints

SEATING 

Please choose your seats carefully as changes cannot be made by the train crew on the day of the tourIn Sitting cars, seats are positioned in groups of four (2x2) with a small table in between. The exception to this is several seats in Car 1(MFS) that has 2 seats and a table facing a seat divider. These seats are 33 & 34, 35 & 36 and 65 & 66. The heavy blue line is a divider between the back of seats. Refer diagram below for full details.

PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES, PRAMS AND STROLLERS 

Prior to booking tickets please contact East Coast Heritage Rail at trains@3801limited.com.au  if there are passengers with disabilities in your group to discuss options. 

Please be aware that the carriages on the Cockatoo Run are heritage cars and have narrow doors, aisles and walkways and are not equipped with wheelchair spaces. Because of space constraints, it is impossible for Wheelchairs to be manoeuvred to seats from the entrance vestibule. It is necessary for passengers to be able to make their way to seats. Walking frames must be able to be folded as there is limited storage space and may not be stored in aisles or doorways. 

Strollers and prams must be of the foldable type and fit in the luggage rack above passenger seats. 

Tickets and Fares

DEPARTING SYDNEY, SUTHERLAND & HURSTVILLE (SYDNEY FARES)

SITTING FARES (SFN, FRN, SBN, MFS)

  • Single Adult - $110 ea
  • Couple Adult - $100 ea - $10 each discount to apply at checkout
  • Seniors - $95
  • Child (under 16) - $85 ea (SFN and MFS only)

LOUNGE FARES (CAM) 

  • Single Adult - $150 ea
  • Couple Adult - $140 ea - $10 each discount to apply at checkout
  • Senior - $135
  • Includes complimentary tea/coffee and scones with jam and cream

COMPARTMENT FARES (CAM)

  • Private space suitable for up to 4 standard adults
  • $500 per compartment
  • Includes complimentary tea/coffee and scones with jam and cream

FAMILY FARES (MFS)

  • Family 2 Adult + 2 Children - $370 - discount to apply at check out

DEPARTING - THIRROUL, WOLLONGONG OR UNANDERRA (ILLAWARRA FARES)

SITTING FARES (SFN, FRN, SBN, MFS)

  • Single Adult - $90ea
  • Couple Adult - $80ea - $10 each discount to apply at checkout
  • Seniors - $75ea
  • Child (under 16) - $65ea (SFN and MFS only)

LOUNGE FARES (CAM 502)

  • Single Adult - $130ea
  • Couple Adult - $120ea, 2 tickets in booking for $10each discount to apply on checkout
  • Senior - $115ea
  • Includes complimentary tea/coffee and scones with jam and cream

COMPARTMENT FARES (CAM)

  • Private space suitable for up to 4 standard adults
  • $500 per compartment
  • Includes complimentary tea/coffee and scones with jam and cream

FAMILY FARES (MFS)

  • Family 2 Adult + 2 Children - $310 - discount to apply at check out 

Indicative Timetable (subject to confirmation or change)

FORWARD JOURNEY

  • Central Station depart 9:06am
  • Hurstville 9:29am
  • Sutherland 9:46am
  • Thirroul 10:36am
  • Wollongong 10:53am
  • Unanderra 11:06am
  • Robertson 12:50pm
  • Moss Vale arrive 1:40pm

RETURN JOURNEY

  • Moss Vale depart 2.55pm
  • Robertson 3:45pm
  • Unanderra 5:01pm
  • Wollongong 5:10pm
  • Thirroul 5:22pm
  • Sutherland 6:12pm
  • Hurstville 6:25pm
  • Central arrive 6:50pm

For more information visit see the information provided to you on your booking receipt or visit us online https://eastcoastheritagerail.com.au/

Terms & Conditions

Whilst you are able to select your seat, for operational reasons we cannot guarantee that this seat will be facing forward for the duration of the trip.  We also cannot determine whether a particular seat will have particular views.  

For operational reasons, we cannot guarantee particular locomotives or carriages will be used on this trip, substitutes may be required.

Due to timetable constraints, we cannot guarantee that we will stop in Moss Vale or at Summit Tank.  We will make further announcements closer to the date of travel.

We welcome bookings for disabled passengers, however, our carriages are heritage carriages and therefore we cannot accept bookings for some disabilities.  Please contact us to discuss your situation before booking.

Companion Card accepted.  Card number must be provided at the time of booking.

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