New South Wales launches EOI on mobile phone services in rail transport

The NSW Government plans to deliver reliable mobile phone services for thousands of commuters along the Central Coast rail line. The government has called Expressions of Interest to upgrade the mobile telecommunications infrastructure along the 60 km stretch of rail line between Wyong and Hornsby. The Expression of Interest will be open until November 2017 and a formal tender process will commence by the end of the year.
Authorities will be working with mobile network operators and infrastructure providers to remove coverage blackspots on more than 60 kilometres of rail corridor. 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. The total funding commitment of USD 16 million includes USD 4 million from the NSW Government.
The NSW Government will be announcing a further Expression of Interest to install Wi-Fi at stations along the Central Coast rail line.
“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,” Minister Constance said.


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