Country Regional Network (CRN)

New South Wales relies on the Country Regional Network (CRN) to transport passengers and goods safely and reliably.

John Holland is proud to be trusted with operating and maintaining the lines that keep New South Wales moving.

The network spans 5,000km of rail infrastructure, linking regional NSW to cities, farmers to their customers, and resources to market.

Our customers are passengers who rely on the network to travel safely around regional NSW, farmers who use the network to transport their goods to local and international customers, and the resource industry.

John Holland has operated and maintained the CRN for Transport for NSW since 2012.

We believe in sticking right beside our customers to ensure the future of regional NSW is as bright as it can be.


Your network

The network spans regional hubs like Armidale, Dubbo, Tamworth and Griffith and is a key link to communities in inland NSW.

It includes 2,386km of operational rail lines and 3,139km of non-operational lines, in addition to 27,000 hectares of land and infrastructure including:

  • 300 active level crossings
  • 1,200 property assets
  • 600 rail under-bridges and 384 road over-bridges
  • Approximately 996km of branch line track used mainly for grain haulage

We know the CRN is vital to the success of regional NSW. We are up for the challenge of working with local communities to ensure the network works for them.