Australian rail speed records

These records may not seem great by world standards, but with several high speed projects either proposed or underway you can expect to see these numbers increase sharply over the next few years.

Date Speed Train Location
km/h mph
6/9/81 183 113.7 XPT Between Table Top and Gerogery, southern NSW.
18/9/92 193 119.9 XPT Between Table Top and Yerong Creek, southern NSW.
23/5/99 210 130.4 QR tilt train Between Meadowvale and Avondale, near Bundaberg, Queensland.

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