Works and planning
The Stockinbingal to Parkes project area spans from just north of the rail junction in Stockinbingal to just south of Goobang Junction in Parkes, New South Wales.
This 170.3km project includes upgrades along the existing rail corridor and building new supporting infrastructure to provide sufficient height and width to support the safe running of double-stacked freight trains.
Works will be undertaken at various sites including:
- increasing vertical clearance at the Lachlan River rail bridge and Wyndham Avenue road bridge in Forbes
- building a new crossing loop north of the Daroobalgie Road level crossing
- undertaking clearance and safety works at Forbes Railway Station
- enhancing several existing crossing loops, structures and utilities.
Lachlan River rail bridge Reference Design
The below animation, before/after image and 3D model provide a preview of the modifications to be made to the Lachlan River rail bridge in Forbes to increase vertical clearances that will support the safe running of double-stacked freight trains.
Forbes Station clearance works
The below visualisation has been developed to help give a sense of what the station building may look like if the awning is trimmed back to provide extra clearance.
August 3, 2023
Responding to your noise and project delivery feedback
Your feedback from our latest May to June community survey indicated communities are keen to know more about how we will manage noise during the operation of Inland Rail, as well as construction timing for each section.
December 14, 2022
Mental health support funded by Inland Rail
Inland Rail is committed to supporting the wellbeing of the communities we operate in by partnering with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) along the alignment who deliver free and independent mental health services.
December 9, 2022
Stockinbingal to Parkes project update
While flooding continues to devastate large parts of southern NSW, our S2P Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Eleanor Falkiner offers her perspective, and we provide contact details for free local mental health services for those impacted. Preparation for early works including utility relocations and material deliveries have been impacted by the floods and these works will now begin in early 2023.