Rail map of Eastern Australia
The east coast of Australia boasts the major cities of Sydney and Brisbane, the fast-growing Gold Coast region and the major industrial city of Newcastle. There are large areas of rich agricultural country through northern New South Wales and the Darling Downs region of Southern Queensland. The Central West of New South Wales stretches to the outback at Broken Hill, and then into South Australia and its Capital city Adelaide. Long distance passenger rail services operated by NSW Trainlink and Great Southern Railway link the major cities, and frequent NSW Trainlink trains link Sydney to inter-urban areas in New South Wales. Queensland Railways operate long distance trains between Brisbane and Queensland regional centres, and also fast frequent electric trains connecting Brisbane Airport, Brisbane City and the Gold Coast. Suburban train networks serve the suburbs of Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.