The Narromine to Narrabri project in mid-north western New South Wales is Inland Rail’s longest section of track.

In late February 2023 the Australian Rail Track Corporation received approval from the NSW Minister for Planning to progress the Narromine to Narrabri Project, subject to conditions and Federal Government approval.

Project assessment will be finalised by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. A decision is expected in the second half of 2023.

The project comprises approximately 306km of new rail corridor and track. When complete, it will enable freight trains to connect with the section of Inland Rail under construction between Narrabri and North Star and the completed Parkes to Narromine section that supports freight transport to Adelaide and Perth.

Prior to construction, members of the project team and our construction contractor ACACPB JV will continue to undertake surveys and geotechnical investigations along the proposed rail corridor.

Construction will involve millions of cubic meters of earthworks for new embankments, the installation of thousands of concrete culvert drains, road realignments and utility relocations. The current design features 49 new public level crossings, 75 new bridges and viaducts and seven crossing loops, each up to 2.2km long.

To get a bird’s eye view of the Narromine to Narrabri section and see the structures proposed in the current design, click here and scroll down to see the fly-through videos.



New track



Anticipated works

Building new track


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The preferred route between Narromine and Narrabri is via Burroway, Curban, Mt Tenandra and Baradine.


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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.

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Narromine to Narrabri project fact sheet

Information on the Narromine to Narrabri project, including a project overview, what’s been happening, the EIS and next steps.

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Narromine Materials Distribution Centre – Rail Corridor Program fact sheet

This fact sheet provides information about the Narromine Materials Distribution Centre as part of the Rail Corridor Program.

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