After Salty's first starring role since the Classic Series, Sodor Suprise Day will be transmitted in Australia just a day after.
Emily afterwhich gets a winter themed episode since her Thomas, Emily and the Snowplough stint with Emily's Winter Party Special.
Respectively, the stories both go out Down Under on February 28th and the 29th, just before the month of March kicks in.
Season Sixteen of Thomas & Friends starts airing in Australia on ABC2 starting from Thursday February 16th 2012 at 2:55pm, everyday of the week.
Channel 5 in the UK will show the new series on their milkshake! slot on Monday February 20th 2012 at 7:35am five days a week, excluding the weekend. Further episodes are due to be clarified in the schedules.
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