Brisbane Metro - a Smart, Connected Brisbane initiative
Brisbane City Council is planning Brisbane Metro, a new high-frequency public transport system that will cut travel times and improve services to the suburbs, providing a cost-effective solution to Brisbane's bus congestion.
Brisbane Metro will make better use of existing busway infrastructure and create an efficient public transport network through a number of improvements. This includes introducing a new fleet of 60 high-capacity metro vehicles, each with capacity for up to 150 people, which can use the busway alongside other bus services.
The delivery of Brisbane Metro will boost the capacity of the busway network to carry up to 22,000 people per hour ensuring the wider bus network has the capacity to meet current and future transport demands.
By implementing off-board ticketing and multi-door boarding at busway stations, Brisbane Metro will allow faster and more efficient customer boarding and alighting, helping to improve travel times and reliability. New vehicle and passenger management systems, such as enhanced platform information displays and real-time vehicle location, will also help improve the efficiency and reliability of busway operations, and provide a better experience for customers.