The Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail will upgrade 184.5km of existing rail corridor and construct 1.7km of new track near Moree, New South Wales.
This is the second section of Inland Rail to enter construction, following the commissioning of the Parkes to Narromine line, in September 2020.
Narrabri to North Star crosses the three local government areas of Gwydir, Narrabri and Moree Plains. Due to its scale and complexity, it’s broken into two stages to enable first phase construction to begin while planning and environmental approvals are gained for the second phase.
Phase 1: Narrabri North to North Star
Phase 1 includes upgrading 171km of track along the existing rail corridor.
Phase 2: Moree to Camurra
Phase 2 includes upgrading 11.8km of track crossing the Mehi–Gwydir floodplain and building 1.7km of new track at Camurra, north of Moree.
As construction begins we ask everyone to be vigilant, especially around level crossings.
Keep safe by stopping at all rail crossings, looking and listening for trains, complying with all warning signals and signs, and avoid entering the rail corridor or construction sites.
Upgrade and new track
184.5km upgrade track
1.7km new track
Upgrading existing track and building new track to bypass hairpin turn
Phase 1: Construction
Phase 2: Reference design
We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.
November 27, 2020
Inland Rail breaks ground on Narrabri to North Star
Progress on the Australian Government Inland Rail project continues, with the second section of the 1,700 kilometre Melbourne to Brisbane freight line between Narrabri and North Star (N2NS) now under construction.
November 10, 2020
ARTC signs contract worth more than $650 million with Trans4m Rail to deliver Narrabri to North Star Inland Rail project
The Australian Rail Track Corporation has signed a contract worth more than $650 million with joint-venture Trans4m Rail to construct the next section of Inland Rail between Narrabri and North Star.
November 9, 2020
$693 million contract awarded for Inland Rail construction between Narrabri and North Star
The communities of North West NSW are another step closer to realising the transformational benefits of Inland Rail and hundreds of local jobs with joint-venture Trans4m Rail announced as the constructor for 171km of upgraded rail track between Narrabri and North Star.