Parkes to Narromine (NSW)

The Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section is one of 13 projects that completes Inland Rail. We are upgrading 98.4km of existing rail track and building 5.3km of new rail near Parkes. The project includes a full rebuild of the rail tracks, rail formation and supporting structures in the existing rail corridor.

The alignment

This existing rail corridor and track is being completely rebuilt to improve transit times. The upgrades involve:

  • replacing existing sleepers and track with concrete sleepers and new steel tracks
  • realigning the track to minimise tight curves
  • raising the level of the rail formation (the supportive foundations of the track)
  • replacing and upgrading culverts.

We are also constructing crossing loops (areas where trains can pass each other), and working on level crossings, signalling and communications, signage, fencing and services and utilities within the corridor.

Progress

Construction on P2N is progressing well. ARTC has engaged INLink, a joint venture between BMD Group and Fulton Hogan, to build P2N.

We are currently building the 5.3km of new track near Parkes. We have started removing the existing track between Goonumbla and Narwonah, about 8km south of Narromine. So far, we have removed over 22km of old track and rail formation.

In addition to the track removal, we have started building new culverts and upgrading public and private level crossings.

Next steps

Work on P2N will continue until mid-2020. We will keep landowners, residents and businesses informed about any work that may directly impact them.

Construction updates

To find out more about the construction work we're carrying out, please visit the P2N construction updates page.

Planning approval documents

The P2N planning approvals page contains a range of documents, including our approach to consulting with the community, how we manage the impacts from our construction, and changes that will occur once the P2N project is built.

The P2N planning approvals page also includes information about our Environmental Impact Statement, Conditions of Approval set by the Department of Planning and Environment, the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 approval received from the Australian Government and the Environment Protection Licence issued by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Working with us

At the peak of construction, our contractor INLink is expected to employee over 200 people.

To find out more and to apply for a position please visit our Work with us page or the INLink BMD job portal.

We are committed to engaging local businesses. InLink has awarded a number of contracts to local businesses to work with us on Inland Rail.

Community consultation

Community consultation is vital to the success of Inland Rail and we welcome your participation. We are working closely with communities and stakeholders as we build Inland Rail. As our work progresses, we will continue to keep impacted residents and landowners up to date.

In addition, we hold quarterly forums for our community to come and join the project team to find out more about our work and share feedback about our construction.

Keep an eye on the Key dates section of this page to see when the next forum is.

Contact us

You can have your questions answered about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.

The Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section is one of 13 projects that completes Inland Rail. We are upgrading 98.4km of existing rail track and building 5.3km of new rail near Parkes. The project includes a full rebuild of the rail tracks, rail formation and supporting structures in the existing rail corridor.

The alignment

This existing rail corridor and track is being completely rebuilt to improve transit times. The upgrades involve:

  • replacing existing sleepers and track with concrete sleepers and new steel tracks
  • realigning the track to minimise tight curves
  • raising the level of the rail formation (the supportive foundations of the track)
  • replacing and upgrading culverts.

We are also constructing crossing loops (areas where trains can pass each other), and working on level crossings, signalling and communications, signage, fencing and services and utilities within the corridor.

Progress

Construction on P2N is progressing well. ARTC has engaged INLink, a joint venture between BMD Group and Fulton Hogan, to build P2N.

We are currently building the 5.3km of new track near Parkes. We have started removing the existing track between Goonumbla and Narwonah, about 8km south of Narromine. So far, we have removed over 22km of old track and rail formation.

In addition to the track removal, we have started building new culverts and upgrading public and private level crossings.

Next steps

Work on P2N will continue until mid-2020. We will keep landowners, residents and businesses informed about any work that may directly impact them.

Construction updates

To find out more about the construction work we're carrying out, please visit the P2N construction updates page.

Planning approval documents

The P2N planning approvals page contains a range of documents, including our approach to consulting with the community, how we manage the impacts from our construction, and changes that will occur once the P2N project is built.

The P2N planning approvals page also includes information about our Environmental Impact Statement, Conditions of Approval set by the Department of Planning and Environment, the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 approval received from the Australian Government and the Environment Protection Licence issued by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

Working with us

At the peak of construction, our contractor INLink is expected to employee over 200 people.

To find out more and to apply for a position please visit our Work with us page or the INLink BMD job portal.

We are committed to engaging local businesses. InLink has awarded a number of contracts to local businesses to work with us on Inland Rail.

Community consultation

Community consultation is vital to the success of Inland Rail and we welcome your participation. We are working closely with communities and stakeholders as we build Inland Rail. As our work progresses, we will continue to keep impacted residents and landowners up to date.

In addition, we hold quarterly forums for our community to come and join the project team to find out more about our work and share feedback about our construction.

Keep an eye on the Key dates section of this page to see when the next forum is.

Contact us

You can have your questions answered about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.