Overland upgrade announced

first_imgVICTORIAN Transport Minister Peter Batchelor announced a A$2·4m refurbishment of the Adelaide – Melbourne Overland on February 28. New seating will be installed and the cafe and lounge cars modernised by early 2007. Joint funding has been agreed with Great Southern Railway and the South Australian government for the work, which the minister said will ’really bring the train into the 21st century and help ensure a new generation of passengers are attracted to the train for its comfort and aesthetics.’ Great Southern Railway CEO Tony Braxton-Smith said the refurbishment plans were inspired by GNER’s refurbishment of trains on Britain’s East Coast Main Line (RG 11.03 p698).Following market research, times for the Overland have been altered. Trains now leave Adelaide at 07.25on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and Melbourne at 07.35 the following day. This replaces an overnight schedule for the westbound train, which required passengers in western Victoria to board and alight in the middle of the night.Once the work is completed, GSR plans to market a range of holiday packages based around the revamped service.last_img read more

UWF Comes From Behind to Beat Harding 2-1 in Overtime

first_img Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s soccer team came from behind to defeat conference opponent Harding University in overtime 2-1. With the win the Argonauts secure their perfect 2011 home record going 5-0-2 at home and improved to 7-2-2 overall.In the first half West Florida controlled the tempo taking seven shots to Harding’s one. The Bisons made their one shot count though as Connor Galloway scored in the 18th minute on a penalty kick. The Argos trailed 1-0 after a physical first half which consisted of five cautions. The Argos knotted the score at one when Will Henderson (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) redirected a pass from Jack Salafrio (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) at the penalty marker into the back of the net, just 56 seconds into the second half. Physical play continued throughout the second half as two more cautions were issued while teams ended regulation tied at one. Just five minutes into overtime the Argos were awarded a penalty kick. Marquel Waldron (Warwick, Bermuda/Saltus Grammar School) stepped up and drove it past the diving Bison keeper to give UWF the victory and secure the perfect home record. It was fitting that the four year UWF senior scored the winning goal in his final home go as an Argo.The West Florida men’s soccer team will be back in action Friday October 14 against Christian Brothers in Memphis, Tenn. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Marquel Waldron scored the winning goal in his final home game as an Argo (Photo by Jim Hogue) center_img UWF Comes From Behind to Beat Harding 2-1 in Overtimelast_img read more