Construction update

Construction on the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project is gaining momentum with our contractor Trans4m Rail pivoting their work schedule to overcome the summer heat and the hurdles presented by staff shortages due to Covid-19.

New track laid south of Moree in 2021

Works north of Moree

Construction of the new track between North Camurra and North Star has begun!

Concrete sleeper installations and rail distribution works began in early February and will continue throughout March ahead of new track being laid.

Track construction commenced just north of Moree Gun Club and will continue to head north towards North Star before the team relocates to the southern end of the project in late March.
Other major construction activities include earthworks and lime stabilisation, level crossing works and upgrading signalling and communications equipment.

Out of hours concrete pours have been crucial to the success of installing new culverts in this area due to the particularly high heats throughout January. More than 600 concrete culverts have been installed to date.

Works south of Moree

A temporary rail corridor shutdown between North Narrabri and South Moree between 8 – 11 February, enabled our contractor Trans4m Rail to conduct works in preparation for the temporary closure of the rail line for possession works from 1 April 2022.

In February, ballast brushing was also completed between Tycannah and Gurley Creeks and North Narrabri and Penneys Road, Bellata.

Other works completed included grass cutting and vegetation clearing, surveying, and investigation works in preparation for the rail bridge demolition at Ten Mile Creek.

To view the notifications for upcoming works, visit the Inland Rail website.

IMAGE: new track laid south of Moree in 2021