This 39km section of Inland Rail connects North Star in New South Wales to the Queensland Rail South Western System on the NSW/QLD border.
The project includes upgrading 27km of non-operational rail line and 12km of new track across the Macintyre River, allowing for future connections to Goondiwindi and the broader region. It follows the existing track north from North Star before crossing Bruxner Way and the border to join the existing Queensland Rail line.
The project is currently in the reference design stage. During this time, we are conducting various studies and consulting with landowners and other key stakeholders to better understand potential issues and opportunities around the Macintyre River crossing.
Upgrade and new track
12km new track
27km upgraded track
Building new track across the Macintyre River and upgrading existing track
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
Inland Rail 101: rail gauges
Rail terminology, or train speak, can be tricky to decipher. To give you the inside track (pun intended), we’ll be sharing a series of diagrams and visualisations which explain some of the terms, designs, and construction methodologies we use at Inland Rail. First up, rail gauges.
May 31, 2021
North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project update May 2021
This month on the North Star to NSW/Queensland Border project we submitted our Preferred Infrastructure Report and Biodiversity Development Assessment Report to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).
April 28, 2021
Performing Arts Goondiwindi takes a seat with help with Inland Rail
From toddler music groups to live performances, Performing Arts Goondiwindi supports the region’s thriving arts scene and aims to cater to the diverse interests of its members. We recently caught up with the group to hear how the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program has helped provide safe seating for their community.