Works and planning
The existing Albury to Illabo track requires enhancement works to allow the safe running of double-stacked freight trains. To achieve this, work could include lowering or shifting the track or raising, widening, replacing or removing bridges.
To ensure safety and a wider passage for double-stacked container trains, some signalling structures, power poles and other infrastructure will need to be moved further away from the track. We will also need to remove rundown and out-of-use structures in the clearance zone.
To find the best solution, we have been investigating the local environment and considering all possible alternatives; studying road traffic movements, the usability of existing rail structures, and how works may affect local communities and existing track users. In the past year, we have undertaken preliminary studies and spent time speaking with communities and landowners along the rail corridor.
Some of the work we have completed so far includes:
- undertaking preliminary field studies such as ecology, geotechnical and heritage studies to gain an understanding of the existing environmental features, technical challenges and opportunities
- conducting an engineering desktop study to gain an understanding of issues and opportunities within the project area
- meeting with landowners and other stakeholders to gain a better understanding of local opportunities, impacts and conditions
- working with councils, industry and the community to better understand the local environment.
Current and upcoming field investigations
As we progress the Albury to Illabo project you will see surveyors, investigators and engineers working along the alignment as part of field investigations and technical studies.
Last updated 27 April 2022.
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To get a sense of what your community will look like after the project has been completed, check out our visualisations of the proposed design.
Visualisations are for illustrative purposes and not to scale.
Albury station footbridge
Albury station yard
Billy Hughes bridge
Riverina Highway bridge
Murray River bridge
Wagga Wagga station footbridge
Kemp Street bridge
Edmondson St bridge
May 12, 2022
Donation ensures loud and clear ANZAC services in Junee
Not a word was missed during the all-important Junee RSL Sub-Branch ANZAC Day commemorative services this year, thanks to new audio equipment funded by the Inland Rail Sponsorships and Donations program.
March 21, 2022
Albury Cricket Club bowled over with Inland Rail donation
All children that join Albury Cricket Club’s juniors will receive a club training shirt thanks to the Inland Rail Community Sponsorship and Donation program. The club prides itself on ensuring all registered players receive a shirt and the grant furthers its commitment to equal opportunity for all junior members.