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.
May 31, 2021
Construction look ahead May – July 2021
Construction is well underway along the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project.
May 30, 2021
On the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project alone, we will remove more than 70,000 timber sleepers from the track, and we are investigating ways that these can be reused by the community and across the country.