Parkes to Narromine (NSW)

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The Parkes to Narromine (P2N) section is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail. Construction is now well advanced.

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 visit the P2N construction updates page.

Managing coronavirus impacts

We’re progressing with the delivery of the Parkes to Narromine section, while working with our contractor 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).

We are working with our employees and contractors to implement measures which adhere to the guidelines set by SafeWork NSW and are taking all necessary steps to protect the local community.

We also continue to follow advice from government and monitor and assess the situation daily.

The measures in place to protect workers and the local community include:

Travel

  • minimising non-essential staff travel and facilitating working from home where possible
  • using local staff and contractors to minimise the number of interstate workers
  • where travel is essential, using low-risk options, such as private charter flights or private vehicles
  • symptom check of workers before they travel.

Construction sites

  • 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.


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 building 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 has 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

Almost 1600 people have worked on the project since December 2018.

For information about opportunities on projects, please contact us on 1800 732 761.

We are committed to engaging local businesses. INLink has engaged about 100 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 in Parkes, Peak Hill and Narromine for the 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.

Community benefits

Inland Rail has been monitoring community benefits throughout construction on the Parkes to Narromine project.

We keep an eye on employment and industry participation, along with other indicators, to make sure that local communities are able to make the most of the opportunities available.

Visit our community benefits page to view the latest statistics.

Interactive map

The Parkes to Narromine interactive project map contains information about current construction activities and shows the location of level crossings along the alignment.

The 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

Ask us 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. Construction is now well advanced.

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 visit the P2N construction updates page.

Managing coronavirus impacts

We’re progressing with the delivery of the Parkes to Narromine section, while working with our contractor 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).

We are working with our employees and contractors to implement measures which adhere to the guidelines set by SafeWork NSW and are taking all necessary steps to protect the local community.

We also continue to follow advice from government and monitor and assess the situation daily.

The measures in place to protect workers and the local community include:

Travel

  • minimising non-essential staff travel and facilitating working from home where possible
  • using local staff and contractors to minimise the number of interstate workers
  • where travel is essential, using low-risk options, such as private charter flights or private vehicles
  • symptom check of workers before they travel.

Construction sites

  • 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.


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 building 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 has 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

Almost 1600 people have worked on the project since December 2018.

For information about opportunities on projects, please contact us on 1800 732 761.

We are committed to engaging local businesses. INLink has engaged about 100 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 in Parkes, Peak Hill and Narromine for the 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.

Community benefits

Inland Rail has been monitoring community benefits throughout construction on the Parkes to Narromine project.

We keep an eye on employment and industry participation, along with other indicators, to make sure that local communities are able to make the most of the opportunities available.

Visit our community benefits page to view the latest statistics.

Interactive map

The Parkes to Narromine interactive project map contains information about current construction activities and shows the location of level crossings along the alignment.

The 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

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