Transwa fleet upgrade

The WA Government will investment millions into the Transwa fleet to acquire 23 new coaches

Transwa passengers will soon be travelling in new coaches as part of a $15.1 million Western Australia Government Royalties for Regions investment.

The government will invest $16.3 million in the project that will see the current fleet replaced with 23 new road coaches over the next three years, with $1.2 million coming from the resale of the existing road coaches.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder says a contract has recently been signed with joint venture partners Volvo Buses Australia and Irizar to replace the existing decade-old Transwa fleet.

"Transwa operates regional road coach services to more than 240 towns across the state, from Kalbarri in the north, inland to places such as Meekatharra and Kalgoorlie-Boulder and south to Esperance and Albany," he says.

"Given the size of our State, most Transwa journeys average six hours, so these new road coaches will deliver the very best of passenger comforts with state-of-the-art seating, on-board entertainment as well as USB charging ports."

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman says Royalties for Regions initiative will improve road coach services for people living, working and travelling in regional communities.

"This government is committed to supporting the people of our regions and connecting towns through public transport," Redman says.

"Connecting communities through public transport will help build a stronger economy and better quality of life in the state's regions."

All the road coaches will be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 ensuring they are accessible to all passengers.

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