Amazon is planning to release a new train service from Brisbane to Melbourne next week, with the first trains due to depart from the city on July 24.
The train service will be operated by Amazon’s new Melbourne train company MTH, which is based in the state of Victoria and will operate a new fleet of five locomotives to run on the train service.
Amazon announced the launch of its new Melbourne railway service last week.
The company is also planning to begin shipping trains from Brisbane next month.
“We are pleased to announce that our first trains will arrive from Brisbane in July and we are looking forward to providing our customers with exciting and affordable travel to their destinations,” Amazon said in a statement on Tuesday.
The new service will run on a fleet of six locomotive coaches, one of which will be able to carry up to 500 passengers.
The train schedule is expected to include: The first train will arrive in Melbourne from June 10, 2018, followed by the rest of the services in July.
There will also be additional service from Canberra to Adelaide on July 10, 2019, which will operate on a single-track train.
The last service from Adelaide to Melbourne will be on July 30, 2020.
“We have a fantastic team working on the Melbourne rail network, and we have lots of exciting trains to deliver to our customers,” MTH chief executive John Thoms said in the statement.
“As part of the MTH train line, we will offer an exciting rail experience for our passengers, with our new fleet to operate and an array of exciting new services to offer.”
The new Melbourne trains will run hourly on two platforms, each running every two minutes, and each with up to four seats.