Parkes to Narromine (NSW)

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The Parkes to Narromine section in the Central West of NSW is the first of 13 projects to be commissioned with first trains running on the line from late September 2020.

Parkes to Narromine includes 103.7km of rail track, of which 98.4km of existing track was upgraded. The new 5.3km North West Connection built near Parkes links Inland Rail to the existing Broken Hill to Perth line.

The project also included three new crossing loops located at Nanardine, Peak Hill and Timjelly that allow trains to pass.

The Parkes to Narromine section will increase freight capacity and efficiency, with 1800m long, double-stacked trains travelling up to 115 km/h and carrying the same volume of freight as 110 B-double trucks.


What happens now that trains are running?

With freight trains running on the Parkes to Narromine line, this section of track now forms part of ARTC’s Interstate Network.

For community enquiries relating to the ARTC operational corridor, please call the ARTC EnviroLine on 1300 550 402 or email enviroline@artc.com.au.

Community benefits

Inland Rail has delivered substantial long-term prosperity for the Parkes to Narromine region and local businesses and we thank the community for their support, feedback and patience during project construction over the past 18 months

We have monitored community benefits, including employment and local business investment, throughout construction of the Parkes to Narromine project. Visit our community benefits page for the latest information.

Managing coronavirus impacts

Our contractors and staff are working to ensure all necessary precautions to protect the health of workers and the local community.

We are mindful of community/regional concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). Our construction workers are adhering to the guidelines set by SafeWork NSW and we are taking all necessary steps to protect the local community, including: .

  • ensuring social distancing and good hygiene practices
  • reducing the size of groups working and rearranging facilities to meet social distancing requirements
  • increasing the cleaning and disinfection of offices and facilities.


Interactive map

The Parkes to Narromine interactive project map features construction works and locations of level crossings.

Contact us

Ask us about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.

The Parkes to Narromine section in the Central West of NSW is the first of 13 projects to be commissioned with first trains running on the line from late September 2020.

Parkes to Narromine includes 103.7km of rail track, of which 98.4km of existing track was upgraded. The new 5.3km North West Connection built near Parkes links Inland Rail to the existing Broken Hill to Perth line.

The project also included three new crossing loops located at Nanardine, Peak Hill and Timjelly that allow trains to pass.

The Parkes to Narromine section will increase freight capacity and efficiency, with 1800m long, double-stacked trains travelling up to 115 km/h and carrying the same volume of freight as 110 B-double trucks.


What happens now that trains are running?

With freight trains running on the Parkes to Narromine line, this section of track now forms part of ARTC’s Interstate Network.

For community enquiries relating to the ARTC operational corridor, please call the ARTC EnviroLine on 1300 550 402 or email enviroline@artc.com.au.

Community benefits

Inland Rail has delivered substantial long-term prosperity for the Parkes to Narromine region and local businesses and we thank the community for their support, feedback and patience during project construction over the past 18 months

We have monitored community benefits, including employment and local business investment, throughout construction of the Parkes to Narromine project. Visit our community benefits page for the latest information.

Managing coronavirus impacts

Our contractors and staff are working to ensure all necessary precautions to protect the health of workers and the local community.

We are mindful of community/regional concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). Our construction workers are adhering to the guidelines set by SafeWork NSW and we are taking all necessary steps to protect the local community, including: .

  • ensuring social distancing and good hygiene practices
  • reducing the size of groups working and rearranging facilities to meet social distancing requirements
  • increasing the cleaning and disinfection of offices and facilities.


Interactive map

The Parkes to Narromine interactive project map features construction works and locations of level crossings.

Contact us

Ask us about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.

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