Goldfields Kalgoorlie Regional News

Country travel getting much needed upgrade

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti made her way to Kalgoorlie Train Station today to view upgrades made to the terminal as well as announce much needed upgrades to the TransWA system.

Among other improvements, Kalgoorlie Station now boasts a brand new arrival and departures board, with real-time information.

This information is also syndicated on the TransWA website.

Saffioti also announced that as of 2021, in-house passenger assistants will return to TransWA services as TransWA staff.

Any current assistants are currently outsourced, but the State Government will see this return in-house next year.

In addition, TransWA have now partnered with ENGIE/Icomera, a transport communications specialist, to deliver a greater variety of video content for Prospector passengers.

This is also being rolled out to the 23-strong road coaches with the intention of potentially being nstalled in the rest of the TransWA rail fleet.

As part of that investigation, ENGIE/Icomera will also provide a report into the feasibility of wi-fi accross the TransWA network.

Saffioti stressed the importance of the TransWA as part of keeping Western Australia’s regional areas connected.

“Safe and reliable public transport to and through regional Western Australia is vital in keeping people and communities connected, and Transwa does a great job,” Ms Saffioti said.

“I am pleased that from February 2021, we are bringing onboard passenger assistants back in-house to work under the Transwa banner.”

“I am pleased that we are able to capitalise on advances in modern technology to make further improvements in what is already an excellent service.”

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