Transwa back tracks on bus stop move

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

Transwa will not be relocated to York Street says City of Albany.

However, the road-coach stop and booking office, on Proudlove Parade, will need to be relocated to new premises in the next 12 months.

The Albany Advertiser reported on Tuesday that Transwa was considering relocating to the Albany Tourism and Information Hub which is set to be co-located at Albany Public Library on York Street.

However, since then the Public Transport Authority has back tracked on this position.

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City of Albany executive director commercial services Cameron Woods said the City had never considered including the Transwa terminal in the relocation of Albany Visitor Centre to York Street.

“The City has been in consul-tation with Transwa about possible relocation options, and discussions are ongoing,” he said.

“Depending on the future uses of the old Visitor Centre building, TransWA may be able to continue to operate in its current location.”

A clarification was provided by a PTA spokeswoman on Wednesday said the York Street premises was deemed unsuitable to the station.

“Transwa has sought to clarify its position on the relocation of its booking office and road coach stop in Albany,” she said.

“Both need to relocate from their current position in the next 12 months.

“Transwa is working with the City of Albany to find a suitable location in the town.”

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