NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Albury to Illabo

The Albury to Illabo section of the Inland Rail project consists of upgrade works to structures and sections of track along 185km of existing operational rail corridor from the Victorian/New South Wales border to Illabo in regional NSW.

The project would provide enough clearance of the existing ‘Main South Line’ corridor to operate up to 1,800 metres long and 6.5 metres high trains and support the safe running of double-stacked freight trains.

The key features of the proposal will include upgrades to:

  • rail tracks
  • footbridges and road bridges
  • overhead structures
  • signal structures
  • level crossings.

Works will take place on the existing track from Albury to Illabo. This track passes through the towns of Albury, Culcairn, Henty, Yerong Creek, The Rock, Uranquinty, Wagga Wagga and Junee. View the project map.

What happens next?

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is preparing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this project, including investigations and field studies, and community consultation. When the department receives the Albury to Illabo EIS, we will place it on public exhibition and invite feedback from the community.

More information

For more information on the project you can:

For an overview of the project from Queensland to Victoria, see this map.

Page last updated: 27/09/2022