Transwa

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Transwa
Transwa logo.svg
Overview
OwnerPublic Transport Authority
LocaleWestern Australia
Transit typeCoach
Train
Annual ridership373,000 (June 2018)
HeadquartersPublic Transport Centre
Websitewww.transwa.wa.gov.au
Operation
Began operation28 May 2003
Technical
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

Transwa is Western Australia's regional public transport provider, linking 240 destinations, from Kalbarri in the north to Augusta in the south west to Esperance in the south east.

The Transwa system provides transport to the major regional centres of Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Northam, Geraldton and Albany.

Transwa is part of the Public Transport Authority and was launched on 28 May 2003 replacing the Western Australian Government Railways Commission.

Services[edit]

The Prospector near Toodyay in February 2004
Volvo B11R coach in June 2018

Rail services[edit]

Transwa operate four rail services:

Road services[edit]

In 2003/04 Transwa introduced 21 Volgren bodied Scania K124EB coaches aimed at revitalising the country coach fleet, which travel to many destinations across southern Western Australia including Albany, Augusta, Pemberton, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalbarri and Meekatharra. In 2015, an order was placed for 23 Irizar bodied Volvo B11R coaches to replace the Scanias.[4]

There are 14 routes:[5]

Fleet[edit]

Railcars[edit]

Class Manufacturer Entered service Number built Number in service Track gauge Max speed Service Image
ADP/ADQ Comeng 1987 5 5 1,067 mm 110 km/h Australind Transwa Australind, Bunbury Passenger Terminal, 2014.JPG
WDA/WDB/WDC United Goninan 2004/05 7 7 1,435 mm 200 km/h Prospector Transwa Prospector Kalgoorlie.JPG
2 2 AvonLink & MerredinLink Avonlink Bellevue.jpg

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australind timetable Transwa 7 April 2018
  2. ^ a b Avonlink & MerredinLink timetable Transwa 3 July 2017
  3. ^ Prospector timetable Transwa 30 September 2018
  4. ^ New road coaches for regional passengers Government of Western Australia 16 June 2015
  5. ^ Timetable Files Transwa
  6. ^ Volvo B11R Perthbus.info

External links[edit]