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Providing rail and coach services to 275 locations in Western Australia. Transwa operates rail passenger services between Perth and regional centres at Kalgoorlie, Northam and Bunbury, and a coach network which extends to Kalbarri in the north and to Esperance, Albany and Augusta in the south and south-east.In 2003, Transwa replaced its fleet with 21 new coaches. Every new coach is fitted with special facilities for people with mobility disabilities. In each of the new coaches seats can be removed to accommodate two wheelchairs. Access is via a lift at the central side door and wheelchairs can be safely fixed to the floor so the passenger need not move into a seat. Other special features include raised numbering on the seats, yellow handrails and brightly contrasting coloured strips on steps to improve visibility for the vision-impaired. Coaches also have outlets for people who need nebuliser/oxyviva facilities, and an electronic suspension system that allows them to 'kneel' by about 120mm to further improve access. Trains - The Prospector Service operates daily between East Pert h and Kalgoorlie. The Prospector railcars have wheelchair accessible toilets and can accommodate four wheelchairs (manual) passengers or Two standard electric wheelchairs The new AvonLink railcar has similar wheelchair accessible features as the Prospector. The AvonLink operates between Midland-Northam-East Perth-Merredin via Northam and Toodyay. The Australind service (Perth-Bunbury) is equipped to provide entry and anchor points for Two standard manual wheelchair s only . Stations - Accessible stations on the Perth to Bunbury railway line are Perth, Armadale, Byford, Mundijong, Serpentine, Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Brunswick Junction, and Bunbury (Wollaston). Accessible platforms on the East Perth-Kalgoorlie railway are East Perth, Midland, Toodyay, Northam, Meckering , Doodalkine , Cunderdin, Tammin, Kellerberrin, Merredin, Moorine Rock, Southern Cross, Bonnievale and Kalgoorlie. Further accessible station construction will be undertaken in 200 8- 2009.
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Wheelchair Access Yes
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