All VLocity trains now connected
Published: 10 September 2018
Victoria's entire VLocity train fleet is now fitted with mobile signal boosters, delivering improved mobile coverage for passengers on the Traralgon, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Seymour rail lines.
The Victorian Government is working with Telstra, Vodafone and Optus to deliver the $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project, which also includes the construction of 35 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.
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 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.
Page last updated: 10 September 2018