Stockinbingal to Parkes (NSW)

Stockinbingal to Parkes (S2P) is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail. The S2P project is an enhancement of roughly 173km of existing rail corridor. This project will enhance vertical and horizontal clearances (create more width and height) along the rail corridor and build a new passing loop to accommodate double-stacked freight trains up to 1,800m in length.

The alignment

The existing track is a railway that currently carries an average of four trains per day. The S2P project area spans from just north of the rail junction in Stockinbingal to just south of Goobang Junction in Parkes. The project includes works required to provide enough clearance and new infrastructure for double-stacked trains.

The work we're planning includes:

  • replacing the Lachlan River rail bridge in Forbes
  • increasing vertical clearance under the Wyndham Avenue road bridge in Forbes
  • modifications to structures and rail tracks within the rail corridor
  • new passing loop north of Daroobalgie Road.

Progress

The S2P project is now in the project feasibility phase. This phase involves undertaking further environmental and technical investigations, hydrology studies and engagement with communities and landowners to help develop an early design.

Some of the work we have completed so far includes:

  • site investigations including geotechnical, ecology and cultural heritage survey
  • stakeholder engagement with councils, agencies and local community groups
  • draft engineering designs
  • draft approval documentation.

Next steps

Once we have completed early design work, the project will move into the assessment phase. During this phase, the early design will be submitted to the relevant Government agencies for assessment and approval. Following this, the project will progress to a final detailed design and then construction.

Community consultation

Community consultation is vital to the success of Inland Rail and we welcome your participation. We are committed to working with communities and stakeholders to get your feedback which will help us with further planning.

Community consultation is ongoing during the project feasibility stage and there will be further opportunities to meet with members of the project team in person at one of our information sessions. Keep an eye out in your local newspaper and on this web page or register with us now to keep up to date.

Contact us

You can have your questions answered about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.

Stockinbingal to Parkes (S2P) is one of 13 projects that complete Inland Rail. The S2P project is an enhancement of roughly 173km of existing rail corridor. This project will enhance vertical and horizontal clearances (create more width and height) along the rail corridor and build a new passing loop to accommodate double-stacked freight trains up to 1,800m in length.

The alignment

The existing track is a railway that currently carries an average of four trains per day. The S2P project area spans from just north of the rail junction in Stockinbingal to just south of Goobang Junction in Parkes. The project includes works required to provide enough clearance and new infrastructure for double-stacked trains.

The work we're planning includes:

  • replacing the Lachlan River rail bridge in Forbes
  • increasing vertical clearance under the Wyndham Avenue road bridge in Forbes
  • modifications to structures and rail tracks within the rail corridor
  • new passing loop north of Daroobalgie Road.

Progress

The S2P project is now in the project feasibility phase. This phase involves undertaking further environmental and technical investigations, hydrology studies and engagement with communities and landowners to help develop an early design.

Some of the work we have completed so far includes:

  • site investigations including geotechnical, ecology and cultural heritage survey
  • stakeholder engagement with councils, agencies and local community groups
  • draft engineering designs
  • draft approval documentation.

Next steps

Once we have completed early design work, the project will move into the assessment phase. During this phase, the early design will be submitted to the relevant Government agencies for assessment and approval. Following this, the project will progress to a final detailed design and then construction.

Community consultation

Community consultation is vital to the success of Inland Rail and we welcome your participation. We are committed to working with communities and stakeholders to get your feedback which will help us with further planning.

Community consultation is ongoing during the project feasibility stage and there will be further opportunities to meet with members of the project team in person at one of our information sessions. Keep an eye out in your local newspaper and on this web page or register with us now to keep up to date.

Contact us

You can have your questions answered about the project by contacting us directly, or asking us a question.