The Stockinbingal to Parkes section of Inland Rail will involve upgrades along 170.3km of existing rail corridor between the towns of Stockinbingal and Parkes in south/central New South Wales.
Structures in this section of track need to be modified to accommodate the height and width of double-stacked freight trains.
Some of the works we’re planning include:
- increasing vertical clearance on the Lachlan River Rail Bridge in Forbes
- increasing vertical clearance under the Wyndham Avenue Road Bridge in Forbes
- building a new crossing loop north of the Daroobalgie Road level crossing
Other clearance and safety works include modifying Forbes Railway Station and several existing crossing loops, structures and utilities along the line.
The project is now in the reference design stage. During this time, we are conducting various environmental and technical investigations, engineering and design, hydrology studies and consulting with key stakeholders, communities and landowners to finalise plans for this project.
Modifying existing structures and rail tracks to support transport of double-stacked freight trains and building a new crossing loop
Reference design and detailed design
Enhancement works will take place on the existing track from Stockinbingal to Parkes. This track passes through the communities of Milvale, Bribbaree, Quandialla, Caragabal and Forbes.
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.
May 25, 2021
Stockinbingal to Parkes project update May 2021
This month, we will be sharing with the community our finalised detailed designs for the crossing loop at Daroobalgie and track lowering at Wyndham Avenue road bridge.
May 25, 2021
Meet the team – Joel Moss
Joel Moss is our senior project engineer on Inland Rail’s two enhancement projects in southern NSW.