NSW rail network

There are about 9,400 kilometres of nominal route standard gauge rail across NSW, of which around 6,700 kilometres is operational.

Rail freight services run on several networks in NSW. To meet the demand and ease congestion on our roads, rail must play a bigger role in the freight task.

We are working to: 

  • preserve corridors with freight-only rail lines to meet long-term capacity needs
  • support the development of sustainable intermodal terminals in regional and metropolitan areas
  • improve connectivity between networks and key freight precincts
  • lift network productivity and efficiency through network enhancements and upgrades.