Rail News

NSW: Removing Signal Coverage Blackspots on the Central Coast Line

The Turnbull Government is investing $12 million to deliver reliable mobile phone services for thousands of commuters along the Central Coast rail line in New South Wales (NSW).

Expressions of Interest are now being called to upgrade the mobile telecommunications infrastructure along the 60km stretch of rail line between Wyong and Hornsby.

Mobile Telecommunications
NSW Trainlink © FotoSleuth (license)

Minister Fifield said:

“Mobile drop outs and blackspots are incredibly frustrating for commuters along the Central Coast Line, and the Turnbull Government is delivering on its election commitment to fix the problem.”

Mobile Telecommunications

The total package will deliver improved mobile coverage as well as provide Wi-Fi at stations for up to 30,000 Central Coast commuters who travel on Sydney Trains and NSW Trainlink services every day.

Related Post:  Why Rail Operators Must Get On-board with Mobile Coverage Solutions

The total funding commitment of $16 million includes $4 million from the NSW Government.

Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks MP said the investment was an important step forward in supporting thousands of local, hard-working commuters.

Mrs Wicks said:

“When I’m at train stations like Gosford and Woy Woy listening to commuters early in the morning, many of them are asking about the progress of this vital commitment from the Coalition Government. Today’s announcement is good news for commuters”

The Expression of Interest will be open until November 2017 and a formal tender process will commence by the end of the year.

Related Post:  Railways are Changing: The transformation of transit and the passenger experience

Minister Constance said:

“This is an important milestone in delivering better services to central coast commuters. This is part of a broader plan to deliver upgrades to NSW commuters, and details of train station Wi-Fi hotspot upgrades will be made available in due course.”

The NSW Government will be announcing a further Expression of Interest to install Wi-Fi at stations along the Central Coast rail line.

Original article © Transport for NSW.


News categories

07 Dec 2018
Alstom Delivers Last of the 22 Sydney Metro Trains
02 Oct 2018
Why Rail Operators Must Get On-board with Mobile Coverage Solutions
21 Jun 2018
Australia: New South Wales Announces $14.4 Billion Budget for Public Transport in 2018-19
06 Mar 2018
Australian and NSW Governments Confirm Western Sydney Airport Rail Link
12 Feb 2018
Testing Commences on Sydney’s First Driverless Metro Train
05 Dec 2017
Bidders Shortlisted for NSW Regional Train Fleet Replacement
23 Nov 2017
Shortlists Revealed for Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail Project
27 Oct 2017
Broadband Flat Panel Antennas: A Paradigm Shift for High-Speed Rail Connectivity
Subscribe to Railway-News
Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).