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.

It will also see a new crossing loop built at Daroobalgie, north of Forbes, to accommodate double-stacked freight trains up to 1,800m in length. The Daroobalgie crossing loop project will be fast-tracked to begin construction in 2020, ahead of the other work between Stockinbingal and Parkes.


The alignment

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 container 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 crossing loop north of Daroobalgie Road.

Progress

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

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 the reference 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.

Daroobalgie crossing loop fast-tracked

The Daroobalgie crossing loop construction is scheduled to commence in early 2020, ahead of construction on the other sites within the S2P project which are scheduled to be constructed before Inland Rail operations commence in 2025.

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 reference design stage and there will be further opportunities to meet with members of the project team in person at one of our information sessions. You can also meet our team at local shows: visit our Events page for more details.

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.

It will also see a new crossing loop built at Daroobalgie, north of Forbes, to accommodate double-stacked freight trains up to 1,800m in length. The Daroobalgie crossing loop project will be fast-tracked to begin construction in 2020, ahead of the other work between Stockinbingal and Parkes.


The alignment

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 container 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 crossing loop north of Daroobalgie Road.

Progress

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

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 the reference 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.

Daroobalgie crossing loop fast-tracked

The Daroobalgie crossing loop construction is scheduled to commence in early 2020, ahead of construction on the other sites within the S2P project which are scheduled to be constructed before Inland Rail operations commence in 2025.

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 reference design stage and there will be further opportunities to meet with members of the project team in person at one of our information sessions. You can also meet our team at local shows: visit our Events page for more details.

Contact us

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

  • We are holding a regional supplier briefing to talk about the tender process for potential suppliers to register interest in the Daroobalgie Crossing Loop project.

    This session is recommended for regional businesses interested in learning more about the project and major project supply chains, including their structure, supply requirements and opportunities.

    When: Tuesday 4 February 2020, 6pm to 8pm

    Where: Forbes Services Memorial Club, 41-43 Templar Street, Forbes, NSW

    We are holding a regional supplier briefing to talk about the tender process for potential suppliers to register interest in the Daroobalgie Crossing Loop project.

    This session is recommended for regional businesses interested in learning more about the project and major project supply chains, including their structure, supply requirements and opportunities.

    When: Tuesday 4 February 2020, 6pm to 8pm

    Where: Forbes Services Memorial Club, 41-43 Templar Street, Forbes, NSW

    Register now