We’ve all been there. You’re on the train to Sydney right in the middle of some work or your latest Netflix binge and BANG the mobile coverage drops out! Well, the first stage of upgrades to mobile coverage between Hornsby and Wyong has started and they’re also planning roll out free Wi-Fi at stations as part of a $29 million investment by the Commonwealth Government, NSW Government and Telstra.
There’s now a new base station at Narara and free Wi-Fi at Lisarow, Mount Colah and Tuggerah train stations. And Work is continuing along the rail corridor to progress the next stages of this important project.
“This important project will deliver greater connectivity and productivity benefits for commuters along the 68-kilometre Central Coast rail corridor. The first of 22 planned mobile base stations is now online with free Wi-Fi being rolled out at 19 train stations between Hornsby and Wyong,” Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher said.
The Hornsby to Wyong rail corridor winds through more than 68 kilometres of track, including several tunnels, hills and valleys creating mobile coverage black spots. So there’s lot of work to do and we’re looking forward to getting through a whole episode next time we’re on the train.