Commuters on the new train fleet being built for the South Coast line may have to fight to use the mobile phone chargers in the seats.
That’s because the ports may be located between two seats, rather than each seat having a separate port.
Transport for NSW has a life-size model of a New Intercity Fleet carriage, which Fairfax Media saw this year.
Photos of the model clearly show a port and power point in the middle of the two-by-two seating.
This appears to contradict a TfNSW fleet update released in June last year that promised “charging stations for mobile devices for each seat".
Transport for NSW is currently finalising the detailed design of the New Intercity Fleet.
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By April this year, that had changed to “charging facilities for mobile devices” with no mention of whether there would be one for each seat.
A TfNSW spokesman did not say whether passengers would have to share charging points but said the carriage design was being fine-tuned.
“Transport for NSW is currently finalising the detailed design of the New Intercity Fleet following extensive consultation and feedback from different user groups,” the spokesman said.
“Details around the location of charging stations will be confirmed once this process has been completed.”