The Narrabri to North Star section of Inland Rail will upgrade 189km of existing rail corridor and construct approximately 2km 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
Major construction on the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 section is now complete.
Work involved upgrading 176km of track along the existing corridor.
Trans4m Rail, a joint venture between contractors John Holland and SEE Civil, was the principal contractor for Phase 1 works.
Phase 2: Moree to Camurra
The Phase 2 section includes upgrading approximately 13km of track from Alice Street, Moree across the Mehi-Gwydir floodplain to the eastern side of the Moree Gun Club. It also includes approximately 2km of new track at Camurra, north of Moree.
Upgrade and new track
189km upgrade track
approximately 2km new track
Upgrading existing track and building new track to bypass hairpin turn
Narrabri to North Star Phase 1
Narrabri to North Star Phase 2
Take care – trains are now in operation
Major construction on the Phase 1 section is now complete and trains are operating between Narrabri and North Star. We’ve improved safety at 57 level crossings along the alignment, including upgrading 10 passive level crossing to active with bells, lights and boom gates.
Please take extra care at level crossings and obey all signage, signals and boom gates
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.
Phase 2: Moree to Camurra
The Phase 2 section includes upgrading approximately 13km of track from Alice Street, Moree across the Mehi-Gwydir floodplain to the eastern side of the Moree Gun Club.
It also includes approximately 2km of new track at Camurra, north of Moree.
December 6, 2023
Important – Fire ant emergency order
In late November, the NSW Department of Primary Industries confirmed the detection of three red imported fire ant nests in South Murwillumbah in north-eastern New South Wales, 13km south of the Queensland border.
November 20, 2023
People of the project: Team player and quality assurance master Mike Harris
In our last interview of the ‘people of the project’ series we catch up with passionate Project Quality Lead, Mike Harris. Mike explains the role of quality assurance in rail construction and what happens now that major construction on Narrabri to North Star is finished.
October 20, 2023
People of the project: Moree local and construction convert Libby Carter
This month, Moree local and Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 Commercial Lead, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Carter lets us into her world at Inland Rail and reveals how the project has changed her community and the trajectory of her career.