Track works (out-of hours-works), Forbes Station and rail yard, Forbes, March 2024

Inland Rail will undertake track alignment works in the rail corridor and rail yard near Forbes Station, Forbes, during a statewide track possession starting from 6am Saturday, 9 March until 10pm Tuesday, 12 March 2024. These works may be continuous, including night works during this period.



09 March 2024 - 12 March 2024

Working hours

Continuous work: 6am 9 March to 10pm 12 March 2024.


Forbes Station and Rail Yard

  • Forbes
Local Government Area
  • Forbes Shire Council

Work being done

  • Delivery of plant using heavy vehicles
  • Track removal and reinstatement works
  • Signalling works

What can I expect?

  • Heavy vehicle movements:
    • Deliveries will occur from 29 February 2024.
    • There will be approximately three trucks per day from the Newell Highway, north and south, into Union Street.
    • Motorists and pedestrians are asked to please use caution when driving or walking in the area.
  • Traffic controllers will be available to direct traffic where needed.
  • Rail track machinery and construction equipment operating on site during the hours noted above.
  • Some of these works will be noisy. You may hear from machines and vehicles.
  • Unfortunately, some construction activities are inherently noisy which cannot be avoided. Properties near the construction site can expect to hear loading, unloading or moving equipment and construction materials
  • Lights may be used but will be directed away from residences.

Machinery used

Equipment used for work includes but is not limited to excavators, loaders, dump trucks, rollers, crane, water cart, rail tamping machines and regulator, heavy and light vehicles, oxy welder, small tools including rail saws and rattle guns, generators, lighting.

How we’re managing impacts

  • Traffic controls will be in place to assist motorists as needed.
  • Water carts will be on-site to wet down areas to assist in managing dust.
  • Works programmed to minimise noise impacts, where possible.
  • Use of non-tonal reversing alarms on all equipment and turning off equipment when not in use.
  • Regular maintenance of plant and equipment to reduce emissions.
  • Instructing workers to keep noise to a minimum and being respectful of our neighbours.
  • Works will be monitored to ensure compliance with Project Approval Conditions.


Please contact the community team if you have any questions about the project.

Complaints and enquiries about the works may also be made to the number or email address below.

We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of work in your area.

Phone: 1800 732 761


Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we carry out these works.


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Map of work area in Forbes during March.

Map of work area at and around Forbes Station, Forbes during March.


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