Title: $30 Million Renovation of World's Steepest Railway Provides More Incentive for Tourists Travelling to the Blue Mountains

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Anderson's Tours, an Australian tour company that leads tourists into the Blue Mountains, received an unexpected gift when Scenic World decided to invest $30 million dollars in its renowned railway. The Scenic World railway – the steepest railway in the world – is located in the Blue Mountains and has been used on all of Anderson's Tours' outings for the past 17 years.

The Three Sisters in Australia's Blue Mountains

Although the main reason for the renovation isn't safety-related, Anderson is sure to attract a wider, more precautionary clientele after renovations.

Anderson's Tours, an Australian tour company that leads tourists into the Blue Mountains, received an unexpected gift when Scenic World decided to invest $30 million dollars in its renowned railway. The Scenic World railway – the steepest railway in the world – is located in the Blue Mountains and has been used on all of Anderson's Tours' outings for the past 17 years. Now, with Scenic World's massive renovation project, a tour to the Blue Mountains has just come a lot more enticing.

As renovations are expected to finish this Autumn 2013, Anderson's Blue Mountain tour will include a new, exciting feature: a fast-paced, 310-metre downhill journey into the Jamison Valley. This nail-biting, yet beautiful decent comes after the trip to Featherdale, where adventurists coalesce with Australian wildlife, and to Katoomba – the capital of the Blue Mountains where adventurists stand below the towering Three Sisters.

Although the main reason for the renovation isn't safety-related, Anderson is sure to attract a wider, more precautionary clientele after renovations. People who have always wanted to explore the Blue Mountains with Anderson's professional guides, but were threatened by the railway, will more likely sign up after the renovations are complete.

According to Scenic World's website, "The current train carriages were installed as recently as 1994 and have made over 400,000 journeys." After that many journeys, people start to wonder about the integrity of any mechanical system. But after the renovations, the railway will appear and operate like new. With new tracks, carriages, control systems and platforms, the railway is less likely to intimidate tourists and machine-weary seasoned explorers.

In addition to attracting a new, precautious market to their tours, Anderson's, as well as all Blue Mountain explorers, will benefit from the renovations in a different way. Quite simply, the Jamison Valley and Blue Mountains in general, will attain a higher aesthetic appeal and spawn a higher appreciation for the natural environment. Although the railway is a wonder itself, the star of the show is the surrounding environment and the $30 million renovation supports that claim.

If you're interested in learning more about the new railway and how it plays a role in Anderson's tours, contact Lana Alegria at +61 2 9636 6111 or via email at bookings(at)andersonstours(dot)com(dot)au.

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