LAST TRAIN @ PLATFORM 1 Experience & Train Ride

Platform 1 will be running a SPECIAL “LAST TRAIN @ PLATFORM 1 Experience & Train Ride” after 5pm on Sunday 15th October. This would be perfect for little (or big!) train & Platform 1 buffs!

Your experience includes:

• Admission into Platform 1 valid for Sunday 15th October

• 1 Train Ride – the last train ride to depart at Platform 1

• Photo Stops along the Last Journey

• Platform 1 Souvenir Pack

• Certificate signed by the Train Drivers

• Digital Photograph of you, the engine and Train Drivers

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – head to https://www.trybooking.com/320568 to book or call 8391 2696

Cost $15 per person

Please note, your train ride will be the last train ride ever at Platform 1, therefore should there be high demand on Sunday 15th, the “LAST TRAIN @ PLATFORM 1 Experience” train ride may be scheduled any time after 5pm.

Alternatively, Platform 1 will be OPEN every day during the school holidays for general day visits – bookings are not required for this.

Platform 1 will be CLOSING DOWN on Sunday 15th October 2017

End of an era for this Adelaide Hills farming property

The end of the October School Holidays will also mark an end to popular Adelaide Hills tourist attraction, Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway.

Platform 1, owned and operated by Glenn and Karen Liebelt of Littlehampton, has been “train lovers heaven” for families and railway enthusiasts for over 20 years.

Owner and Train Driver, Glenn says, “We are so proud to have created and run such a great attraction for children and adults alike to enjoy.”

Platform 1 is set up on a 70 acre farming property which has been in the Liebelt family for six generations.

“I believe it is our own family’s passion for railways and farming which has made Platform 1 so successful.”

Since opening in 1996, Platform 1 has received numerous awards for outstanding service in the tourism industry.

“The tourism industry has changed an enormous amount since we first opened, and to be able to evolve and grow over the years is thanks to a huge level of imagination, vision and passion.”

But, the time has come for Glenn and Karen to close Platform 1 and “hand the reins over” of the property to the next generation, and let them create their own dreams.

“25 years ago, my father and I had a dream to build a railway in my parent’s paddock,” says Glenn. “At the time, I could never have imagined it to grow into the extraordinary business it is today.”
“This was my dream, and we made it happen.”

Although Platform 1 will close mid-October, the property, along with the six generations of farming and railway history will stay in the family.
“We are finishing on such a high, and want to give families one last chance to come for a train ride through this beautiful farming property.”
Visitors have until Sunday 15th October to head up to the Hills for one last train ride at Platform 1.

model railway

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