The Stockinbingal to Parkes section of Inland Rail will make enhancements or modifications to specific sites along the existing 170.3km of rail corridor in regional New South Wales.
The enhancement and modification works are required to create height and width (horizontal and vertical) clearance to accommodate 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 and detailed 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
Lachlan River bridge & horizontal clearances works
Wyndham Av bridge & Daroobalgie crossing loop works
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.
July 4, 2022
Inland Rail supporting Forbes and Milvale community groups
Six community groups in Forbes and one other in Milvale have been given a helping hand over the past year through the Inland Rail Sponsorships and Donations Program and as the pandemic restrictions lift the spoils are finally being enjoyed.
July 4, 2022
New Wagga Menshed built with Inland Rail support
Wagga Menshed celebrated the opening of their new building in late May, which has been erected thanks to donations, including an Inland Rail sponsorship and donation grant. The community group said it was thankful for the “generous donation”.