Parkes to Narromine (NSW)

The Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail and it is now in construction.

Work is complete on 5.3km of new rail near Parkes, known as the North West Connection, which links Inland Rail with the existing Broken Hill rail line to Perth.

We are now upgrading 98.4km of existing rail track, which includes a full rebuild of the rail tracks, rail formation and supporting structures in the existing rail corridor.

Construction updates

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

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.

Planning approval documents

The P2N planning approvals page contains a range of documents, including our Conditions of Approval for construction, 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.

Working with us

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

For information about opportunities on the Parkes to Narromine project, please contact us on 1800 732 761.

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.

Interactive Map

We have developed an interactive project map to help us communicate information regarding construction activities associated with the project and show the location of level crossings along the alignment.

The P2N interactive map shows:

  • the alignment
  • roads intersected by the project
  • locations of level crossings.

As the project continues to develop, the map will be updated to include project notifications.

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 complete Inland Rail and it is now in construction.

Work is complete on 5.3km of new rail near Parkes, known as the North West Connection, which links Inland Rail with the existing Broken Hill rail line to Perth.

We are now upgrading 98.4km of existing rail track, which includes a full rebuild of the rail tracks, rail formation and supporting structures in the existing rail corridor.

Construction updates

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

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.

Planning approval documents

The P2N planning approvals page contains a range of documents, including our Conditions of Approval for construction, 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.

Working with us

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

For information about opportunities on the Parkes to Narromine project, please contact us on 1800 732 761.

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.

Interactive Map

We have developed an interactive project map to help us communicate information regarding construction activities associated with the project and show the location of level crossings along the alignment.

The P2N interactive map shows:

  • the alignment
  • roads intersected by the project
  • locations of level crossings.

As the project continues to develop, the map will be updated to include project notifications.

Contact us

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