Trackwork and Level Crossing Upgrade, Molong

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is undertaking Re-railing and Concrete Sleeper Insertion works at Molong as well as upgrading the Obley Street Level Crossing, as part of the NSW Government’s rail infrastructure program across the country rail network.

Works are being completed by TfNSW’s contractor, John Holland Rail (JHR). JHR operate and maintain the Country Regional Network across NSW under a ten year contract with TfNSW.


Why is the work being completed? 

We are working to improve the condition of the rail line and ensure continued reliability of rail transport between Molong and Parkes, as well as ensure public safety at the Obley Street level crossing.


Works involve:

We will be re-railing and inserting new concrete sleepers and ballast along approx. 700m of rail line at Molong. We will also be upgrading the surface of the Obley Street level crossing to a concrete surface.


When will work start?

Works are currently scheduled to commence 14 February 2019 and will be completed 21 February 2019, subject to final approvals and weather conditions.

Site operations will run from Monday to Sunday, 6:00am to 6:00pm. Between 6:00am Saturday 16 February and 6:00pm Monday 18 February 2019, we will be working 24 hours.


How will I be affected? 

Between 16 February and 19 February 2019 the Obley Street level crossing will be closed and traffic will be diverted via Molong Cemetery Road, Speedy Street and Market Street. 

We will, as always, endeavour to minimise the impact to the community during this time however you may observe an increase in vehicles and heavy machinery in the area in addition to an increase in noise during construction hours.

Please contact our Community Relations team on 1300 661 390 or email for further enquiries.