Works and planning
Choosing the route for the 306km Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail has involved years of investigations and close consultation with communities and stakeholders.
A focused area of investigation has been identified for the Narromine to Narrabri section and been refined to a proposed rail corridor that is approximately 40 to 60m wide.
Get a bird’s-eye view of part of the Narromine to Narrabri section of Inland Rail.
The four Narromine to Narrabri fly-through videos include the proposed rail alignment, bridges, cuttings and embankments, and public crossings.
Please note that the reference design may change as a result of further investigations, government approvals, or during the detailed design phase.
Details on fencing, maintenance access roads or potential changes to level crossings are not included in the fly-through videos.
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #1
Narwonah Siding Road, Narromine to Bardens Road, Curban
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #2
Bardens Road, Curban to Manai Road, Baradine
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #3
Manai Road, Baradine to Dog Proof Fence Road, The Pilliga
Narromine to Narrabri fly-through #4
Dog Proof Fence Road, The Pilliga to Newell Highway, Narrabri
Check out some visualisations of the Narromine to Narrabri alignment.
These images are illustrative and not to scale. They are based on the reference design and may change as a result of further investigations, government approvals or during the detailed design stage of the project.
Macquarie River, Narromine
View looking west.
The Island Road, Narrabri
View looking north-east over The Island Road and Narrabri Creek.
Pilliga Forest, Baradine
View looking north over the forest and Cumbil Road.
Kamilaroi Highway, Narrabri
View looking South East over the Kamilaroi Highway, Narrabri.
Narromine to Narrabri Options Report
This Options Report summarises the process, inputs and decisions made by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to assess alternative options and identify the Study Area for the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail (Inland Rail) between Narromine and Narrabri.
April 21, 2021
Inland Rail answers call to improve mobile coverage in north west NSW
Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who has long championed the Inland Rail project, has welcomed the ARTC announcement today to undertake a detailed feasibility study to explore opportunities to deliver improved mobile telecommunications along the Inland Rail corridor from Narrabri to North Star.
March 19, 2021
Inland Rail projects declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure
ARTC applied to the New South Wales Government Department of Planning, Infrastructure and Environment to have Inland Rail considered ‘Critical State Significant Infrastructure’ (CSSI).