Inland Rail 101: rail gauges
Rail terminology, or train speak, can be tricky to decipher. To give you the inside track (pun intended), we’ll be sharing a series of diagrams and visualisations which explain some of the terms, designs, and construction methodologies we use at Inland Rail. First up, rail gauges.
Inland Rail complements existing freight transport infrastructure by providing a consistent track standard which enables freight operators to use the same rolling-stock (locomotives, carriages, wagons or other vehicles used on a railway) anywhere on the national rail freight network.
The selected Inland Rail route uses 60% existing corridor and connects to existing regional rail lines. This connection with existing rail networks is fundamental to supporting Inland Rail’s delivery of regional economic benefits.
In Queensland, Inland Rail will provide a dual-gauge connection for seamless connectivity with the regional narrow-gauge network.
A dual-gauge railway track allows for the passage of trains on two different track gauges. It consists of three rails – two vital rails and a third rail further away. How exactly does that work? Check out our diagram which shows the interactions between the various rail gauges.
If you’ve got a question you’d like answered, please get in touch with us by calling 1800 732 761 or emailing email@example.com.
June 18, 2021
Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 community benefits snapshot April 2021
Infographic summarising benefits of the Narrabri to North Star (Phase 1) project for the local community from September 2020 to April 2021.
June 16, 2021
Tackinbri Creek bridge works
In the coming months we will be completing maintenance/construction works from Narrabri to North Star.
- June 2021 - July 2021
- South of level crossing 920 and north of Boonery Park Road
- North Star, NSW