Lifehacker has spent much of the last week travelling on XPT trains, so it seems natural to point out that the Sydney-Melbourne XPT service, which has been effectively non-existent in Victoria because of track maintenance issues, has started running again this week. You won't necessarily get great mobile signal and it takes a while, but being on a train beats being on a coach hands-down. [Countrylink]
Melbourne-Sydney XPT Service Has Resumed
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