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.

Current and upcoming field investigations

As we progress the Stockinbingal to Parkes project you will see surveyors, investigators and engineers working along the alignment as part of field investigations and technical studies.

Last updated 8 February 2022.

Location/s Type of work Timing Contractor What to expect
There are currently no investigations planned.


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.

Visualisation showing current design of Lachlan River Bridge Visualisation showing proposed design of Lachlan River Bridge

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.

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