Prospector passengers have been banned from travelling with golf bags on the train because of the installation of new entertainment systems.

This had lead to fears from the Goldfields Golf Club the ban could discourage golfers travelling from Perth to play at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course.

Transwa spokesman David Hynes said there had always been a rule in place to restrict items that can not be “safely stored in the stowage areas” of the Prospector.

“In the past, the rule has been applied when necessary,” he said.

“If staff have been satisfied that there is capacity on board, they have allowed passengers to take these items with them.

“When allowed, the golf clubs have been stored in the space behind those seats next to the bulkheads of the train.”

However, this will change when new entertainment technology, described as being similar to those on airlines, is installed on the Prospector.

“As the new system is rolled out, Transwa staff will no longer have the flexibility to offer the occasional carriage of golf clubs as the space previously used will no longer be suitable,” Mr Hynes said.

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