Gosford Passing Loop

Management Systems


The construction of two passing loops (northbound and southbound) is proposed between Gosford and Narara Stations to allow freight trains to wait whilst through-passenger services pass. This will assist in improving freight access through northern Sydney and the Central Coast, relieve a serious bottleneck, create a more efficient freight rail network and improve the reliability of passenger services on the Main North Line.

The key features of the project include:

  • construction of two new passing loops on both sides of the existing rail line between Gosford and Narara Stations
  • construction of six new rail under bridges over Brady’s Gully, Wingello Creek and Wyoming Creek to accommodate the new tracks
  • establishment of maintenance access roads and gates
  • removal of existing maintenance sidings and sections of track not required
  • modifications to the existing signalling and communications system
  • associated overhead wiring, civil and structural works

Preliminary works on the Gosford Passing Loops commenced in early 2012 and expected to be completed by mid-2015.

In carrying out the EMR role, some of the specific tasks required to perform include:

  • advising TPD and contractors on the compliance obligations specified in any relevant authority approvals, mitigation measures in planning documentation, permits and licenses and compliance with such
  • overseeing the preparation and implementation of all environmental management plans and monitoring programs and advising TPD upon the achievement of the outcomes of these plans/programs

Type of Service

Environmental Management Representative

Scope of Service

Environmental Management Representative (EMR) monitor and report on the project’s compliance on the Planning Conditions of Approval and relevant environmental legislation and implementation of the Construction Environmental Management Plan and its associated sub-plans.