This diagram shows every passenger rail service in Australia.
Heavy rail services are thick lines, light rail (trams) are thinner lines. Every passenger railway station and tram stop is marked, although not all tram stops are named.
This is a stylised diagram and and is not to scale. Australia's huge distances have been compressed to fit everything in and city networks expanded to show all the detail. But approximate travel times from capital cities are shown by shaded background bands.
For the technically minded, rail track gauges are indicated by the colours of shading behind the routes and the colour of the station dots shows whether the services is electric, diesel, steam or horsedrawn.
The map shows all of Australia's 118 passenger train routes and 41 tram routes across 5 different track gauges and every one of the 1179 passenger railway stations and 973 tram stops.
Everything on this map is a steel wheel on steel rail passenger carrying service. Most are regular passenge transport, but some are heritage or tourist operations only. It does not show small scale rides or trips entirey within theme parks or private premises although some rail museums are shown.