|Service type||Passenger train|
|First service||March 1996|
|Current operator(s)||NSW TrainLink|
|Distance travelled||1,125 kilometres|
|Average journey time||13 hours|
CountryLink commenced operating the service in March 1996 honouring a commitment by the Carr State Government to reintroduce a rail service to Broken Hill which had lost its rail service when the Silver City Comet was replaced by a road coach service in November 1989. Although not its official name, it is known as the Outback Express.