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
To help determine the best possible alignment for Inland Rail we conduct field investigations and technical studies. As we progress the reference design of the Stockinbingal to Parkes project you will see surveyors, investigators and engineers working along the alignment as part of these studies.
Last updated 1 September 2021.
|Location/s||Type of work||Timing||Contractor||What to expect|
|Milvale yard clearances, Bribbaree yard clearances, Quandialla yard clearances, Caragabal yard clearances, Wirrinya yard clearances||Biodiversity survey||6 October, 7am-5pm||WSP||Walk-over and 4WD within rail corridor. Non-intrusive works.|
|Forbes Station clearances, Wyndham Avenue bridge||Biodiversity survey||7 October, 7am-5pm||WSP||Walk-over and 4WD within rail corridor. Non-intrusive works.|
|Crossing loop at Daroobalgie||Biodiversity survey||8 October, 7am-5pm||WSP||Walk-over and 4WD within rail corridor. Non-intrusive works.|
Lachlan River rail bridge Reference Design
This animation provides you with a view 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.
October 14, 2021
Meet the team – Ivan Milicevic
Ivan Milicevic is the Senior Planner across all three projects in southern NSW managing the integrated schedule to support timely delivery of the works.
August 27, 2021
Forbes accommodation ready to welcome Inland Rail
The Town & Country Motor Inn in Forbes is already enjoying a booming business with the increase in domestic travel to regional Australia, and Inland Rail will be a welcomed addition to the town’s accommodation sector.