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 reference design stage. During this time, we are conducting various studies and consulting with landowners and other key stakeholders to finalise plans for this project.
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.
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.
March 22, 2022
Inland Rail supports local model train show
You may have heard about, or even travelled along it, and now enthusiasts can inspect the Bethungra Spiral in all its miniature glory at a model train show to be held in Stockinbingal on June 18-19.