This 39km section of Inland Rail creates a new direct route from east of Illabo tracking north to Stockinbingal in New South Wales.
The route will bypass the townships of Cootamundra and Bethungra and the winding, steep section of track known as the Bethungra Spiral on the Main South line—opening up a more efficient way to transport freight through the area. A two-kilometre wide study area has been identified and approved by the Australian Government. This project is currently in the approvals stage.
Building a new track to bypass local townships and steep, winding track
We have developed an interactive map of the current project design. Drop a pin on the map to add your comment. Your feedback will help us get a better understanding of key issues from a community perspective.
August 8, 2022
Inland Rail unveils new solar powered signalling system at Coolleearlee
Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has turned to environmentally friendly solar power to provide electricity to our new Inland Rail signalling system at Coolleearlee, NSW, the first time Inland Rail has used a solar solution on the network.
July 4, 2022
LiDAR surveys for proposed route
As part of the continuing design review process of the Inland Rail project, additional areas in the Illabo to Stockinbingal study corridor require more ground model survey data.