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.



Track enhancement



Anticipated works

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

Project map

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.

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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.


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Stockinbingal to Parkes project update

Stockinbingal to Parkes project fact sheet

Information on the Stockinbingal to Parkes project, including a project overview, what’s been happening, and next steps.

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