Labor promises mobile phone recharging stations for busy Sydney train stations
Free mobile phone recharging stations could soon be installed at 12 of Australia’s busiest train stations.
In a bid to make life “a little bit easier” for commuters in Sydney, the NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has promised to roll out the recharging stations if his party wins the March 2023 state election.
“We’ve all been there, the mobile phone hits one or two per cent, you’re in big trouble, you’re a long way from home and you need to contact your spouse, your partner, your wife or husband, or your kids to make sure you can get a lift from the station back home” he said.
“This is a common sense measure to make sure you’ve got access to emergency charging.”
The proposal mirrors a $350,000 move by the Andrews Government in Victoria, which recently rolled out eight recharging stations at Melbourne’s busiest train stations.
Mr Minns did not reveal the cost of his promised policy or how it would be paid for, but it is expected to prove popular.
Victoria’s recharging stations, which look like vending machines, have already been used more than 9,000 times.
Mr Minns said it was hoped the recharging stations would encourage more people to use public transport.
“These new charging stations will mean tourists moving around the city have a place to recharge and kids who are enjoying the city never have an excuse not to call mum or dad,” he said.
Originally published as Labor promises mobile phone recharging stations for busy Sydney train stations
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