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 procurement 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.

In June 2023, Inland Rail appointed Martinus Rail to design and construct enhancement works on the Albury to Illabo and Stockinbingal to Parkes sections of Inland Rail.



Track enhancement



Anticipated works

Modifying existing structures and rail tracks to support transport of double-stacked freight trains and building a new crossing loop


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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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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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