Vic trains receive boosted mobile coverage
Victoria’s entire VLocity train fleet has now been fitted out with mobile signal boosters.
These will deliver improved mobile coverage for passengers on the Bendigo, Geelong, Ballarat, Traralgon and Seymour lines.
The project includes the construction of new mobile towers that will combine with the boosters to increase mobile coverage for passengers on the state’s five busiest regional lines. Even on their own, without any new towers, the boosters give passengers mobile coverage for more of their journey.
“Our regional train commuters and passengers are now better connected on every trip and we are on track to improve mobile coverage by the end of the year when the mobile tower build is complete,” said Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan.
This project will enable more Victorians to work during their daily commute, delivering an estimated $20 million boost per year to the economy. There will still be some blackspots until all of the 35 new mobile towers are up and running, but by the end of this year, passengers will benefit from improved mobile coverage on all their journeys.
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