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09 - 13Jan

Lachlan Valley Railway - Elvis Blue Suede Express "Extra"

09/01/2020 - 13/01/2020 (8:30am - 5:00pm)

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Ticket Prices
Type Price Fee*
Standard $299.00 $1.00
Sleeper (Twin Share)
Twin Share will require second attendee name, single supplement will not require extra name.
$699.00 $1.00

* Plus 1.47% Credit Card payment fee - calculated at checkout

Organiser Details
Organisation:
Lachlan Valley Railway
Venue:
Sydney’s Central Train Station
Address:
Eddy Avenue, Haymarket NSW 2000
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Event Information
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND THE LVR HAS RELEASED ADDITIONAL TWIN SLEEPER AND SITTING CAR SEATS ON THE 2020 BLUE SUEDE EXPRESS:
 
Join the Lachlan Valley Railway for our annual Blue Suede Express from Sydney to Parkes for the fabulous Parkes Elvis Festival. 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 lvr.com.au
 
There are two Blue Suede Express (BSE) "Extra" packages to choose from - standard and for the first time this year, a sleeper option. See further details of each option below.
 
BSE Sleeper
Introducing in 2020 THE BLUE SUEDE SLEEPER CARS - private compartments in air-conditioned sleeping cars (restored ex-Southern Aurora cars). Private double or single compartments in lounge day-sitting mode for the journey to and from Parkes. The BSE Premium package is included, with canapes and drinks served in private compartment on the way to and from Parkes. Join in the fun of the Elvis Tribute Artists and Vegas Show Girls with session times in the ABS diner;
 
Sleeping accommodation on-board the train (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights) in your choice of single or twin share 
  • Twin cabin (bunk beds) includes ensuite with shower, toilet, and vanity;
  • Air-conditioning;
  • Shelving and hanging closet;
  • All bedding; and
  • 20kg per person luggage allowance.
The BSE Sleeper package is just $699 per person single or twin share. You may elect to pay an additional supplement to take a twin cabin to yourself. Contact 123tix on 1300 001 238 for more details on the twinnette supplement deal.
 
Link to our friends at https://vintagerailjourneys.com.au/onboard/ to view photos of the cabins.
 
Light continental breakfast will be available in the ABS dining car each morning of the Festival (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) at just $12.50 per person.

The Premium Package includes: 
  • A complimentary "welcome on board" drink - your 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;
  • In-car entertainment by our fabulous troupe of traveling Elvis Tribute Artists and Vegas Showgirls;
  • Access to 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 Friday heats of ‘The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest’, 10.00am at Parkes Leagues Club;
  • Ticket is fully packaged through one point of sale on-line;
BSE Standard
Choose your seat in an air-conditioned sitting car. Access to full bar service and snacks in the ABS dining car;
 
The Standard Package includes: 
  • In-car entertainment by our fabulous troupe of traveling Elvis Tribute Artists and Vegas Showgirls;
  • Access to full bar service and snack/buffet food;
  • 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 Friday heats of ‘The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest’, 10.00am at Parkes Leagues Club;
  • Ticket is fully packaged through one point of sale on-line;
  • $299 per person
 
Show Tickets
 
Within 24 hrs of purchasing your train ticket, you will be contacted by phone regarding your show tickets. If you will be uncontactable by phone on that day, please email elvis@parkes.nsw.gov.au and we will allocate your ticket for you. 

Departing Sydney, Thursday 9 January 2020 (times to be confirmed)

  • Arrive early and enjoy the enterainment on the concourse by our Elvis Tribute Artists before boarding;
  • Boarding and luggage check in from 8.30am
  • Departure from Sydney’s Central Station at 9:53am (to be confirmed)
  • Arrival in Parkes at around 5:10pm (to be confirmed)
  • The Blue Suede Express will also pick up passengers at Strathfield, Parramatta, Penrith and Katoomba

Departing Parkes, Monday 13 January 2020

  • Departure scheduled for 8:30am (to be confirmed)
  • Arrival at Central (Sydney) at around 5:00pm

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 on the morning of departure.

Terms & Conditions

REFUND POLICY

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

Disclaimer;

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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