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.

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 (2003-05-28)
Technical
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) (Australind)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) (Prospector, AvonLink, MerredinLink)

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.

ServicesEdit

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

Rail servicesEdit

Transwa operate four rail services:

Road servicesEdit

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 i6 3700-bodied Volvo B11R coaches to replace the Scanias.[4]

There are 14 routes:[5]

FleetEdit

RailcarsEdit

Class Image Manufacturer Entered service Number built Track gauge (mm) Top speed (km/h) Service(s) Notes
ADP/ADQ   Comeng 1987 5 1,067 110 Australind To be replaced by 6 Alstom-built railcars by 2022
WDA/WDB/WDC   United Goninan 2004 7 1,435 160 Prospector
WEA/WEB   2005 2 AvonLink
MerredinLink

CoachesEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australind Timetable" (PDF). Transwa. Public Transport Authority. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Prospector Timetable" (PDF). Transwa. Public Transport Authority. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  3. ^ New road coaches for regional passengers Government of Western Australia 16 June 2015
  4. ^ Coach Timetable Files Transwa
  5. ^ Volvo B11R Perthbus.info

External linksEdit