The governments of Australia and New South Wales (NSW) are investing a combined $16 million in a bid to tackle signal coverage blackspots on the Central Coast line.
Expressions of interest (EOI) are now being called to upgrade the mobile telecommunications infrastructure along the 60km stretch of railway between Wyong and Hornsby.
The EOI will close in November and the formal tender process will begin in 2018.
A seperate EOI will be announced to install wi-fi at stations along the line.
The federal government has committed $12 million of the funding and the NSW government $4 million.
NSW member of parliament Lucy Wicks said: “When I’m at train stations like Gosford and Woy Woy listening to commuters early in the morning, many of them are asking about the progress of this vital commitment from the coalition government. Today’s announcement is good news for commuters.”