Western Australian Government Railways Commission

The Western Australian Government Railways Commission was formed on 18 December 2000 to take over the non-freight operations of Westrail, following the freight operations being sold to Australian Western Railroad.[1] It was the owner of the non-metropolitan rail network, that was leased to Australian Western Railroad, and responsible for regional passenger services, The Australind, AvonLink and The Prospector as well as regional coach services.[2][3]

Western Australian Government Railways Commission
Public Authority overview
Formed18 December 2000
Preceding Public Authority
Dissolved30 June 2003
Superseding agency
JurisdictionWestern Australia
HeadquartersPublic Transport Centre, East Perth
Employees574 (June 2002)
Public Authority executive
Key document
Websitewww.wagr.wa.gov.au

It ceased on 30 June 2003 with its functions transferred to the Public Transport Authority.[4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Western Australian Government Railways Commission Continental Railway Journal issue 126 July 2001 page 215
  2. ^ Annual Report June 2002 Western Australian Government Railways Commission
  3. ^ After Westrail Sell-Off, It's Back to the Future with WAGR Railway Digest February 2001
  4. ^ "AU WA A1192 - Public Transport Authority". State Records Office of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ Transwa - a bright era in country train & coach travel Minister for Transport 28 May 2003
  6. ^ Goodbye WAGR, hello Transwa Railway Digest July 2003 page 5