Construction commences on Karara railway - Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
  1. About us
  2. Our services
  3. Our system
  4. Projects
    1. Current projects
    2. Completed projects
  5. Careers
  6. News

Construction commences on Karara railway

Transport Minister Simon O’Brien said today work had begun on the Karara iron ore railway in the State’s Mid-West region.

Construction of the new freight line followed the passing of enabling legislation in State Parliament earlier this year.
“The project involves laying 79 kilometres of single-line narrow-gauge track on dual gauge sleepers between the Karara mine, 300 kilometres north-east of Perth, and Tilley, just north of Morawa,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The work will also involve construction of a crossing loop, siding and a balloon, or end, loop at the mine site.

"The new line will connect with the existing State-owned, WestNet-managed freight line at Tilley, providing rail access from Karara right through to the port of Geraldton, and ultimately, to the future Oakajee Port.”

Construction is being co-ordinated by Karara Mining Ltd (KML) on behalf of Gindalbie Metals and China’s Ansteel.  KML is completing the work under the supervision of the Public Transport Authority on behalf of the State Government.

The new line is expected to start operation in mid-2011.

Previous Article Perth platforms to close as Perth City Link steps up
Next Article Perth platforms to close as Perth City Link steps up

Search news


PTA acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and to Elders past, present and emerging; and commit to building a brighter future together.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site may contain images or names of people who are deceased.

Copyright Disclaimer Terms Of Use Privacy Statement Webmail Copyright 2018 Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
Back To Top