Brisbane City Council is delivering the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro — a new era of connected transport. Brisbane Metro will link the city to the suburbs and making it easier to connect with the people and places you love. The all new metros will operate along dedicated busways from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to University of Queensland with turn-up-and-go services, operating 24 hours on weekends - no timetables needed. 

This city-shaping project is fully funded in partnership with the Australian Government and will transform our city's public transport network. The fully electric, high-capacity metros will provide more travel options with easy links to bus and train services, building new and improved infrastructure and using the best technology to suit our river city. 

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Metro and bus network review

The first stage of Brisbane Metro will evolve our bus network to better meet the travel needs of our growing city and address demand for more efficient transport. As our city grows, there could be future opportunities for Brisbane Metro services to extend to other parts of the city, to further evolve our bus network.

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The first stage of Brisbane Metro will evolve our bus network to better meet the travel needs of our growing city and address demand for more efficient transport. Find out more.

The Brisbane Metro Information Centre is now open at 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City. Find out more

Woolloongabba: Under the South-east Queensland City Deal, Council, the Queensland Government and Australian Government have committed $450 million in partnership to deliver a new Brisbane Metro - Woolloongabba station. Further details on the station will be provided as planning progresses.

The pilot metro has arrived for testing throughout 2022 and into 2023 across Greater Brisbane. Find out more

As part of the works required to construct the new Adelaide Street tunnel connection into the existing King George Square station, station modification works at King George Square station will commence from late March 2022 until 2024. Find out more.

As part of major construction activities, a section of footpath along on the river side of North Quay between Adelaide Street and Victoria Bridge will be closed from Monday 24 January 2022 for up to four months. Find out more.

Ongoing investigation works will be undertaken in South Brisbane, UQ, Dutton Park, Buranda and Herston. Find out more

Works commenced in August 2021 at Countess Street in Petrie Terrace for the new end of route charging facility for the Brisbane Metro vehicle. Find out more

Major construction for Brisbane Metro commenced from 20 September 2021 at North Quay and Adelaide Street. Expect traffic changes. Find out more

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Benefits of Brisbane Metro

All-electric metros with zero tailpipe emissions

New and improved infrastructure for a better-planned network

Turn-up-and-go services – no timetables needed

Creating 2600 jobs throughout design and construction

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About Brisbane Metro

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The metro

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Major infrastructure

Metro depot

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Latest project news

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Construction updates

Major infrastructure fly-through video

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel.

Artist impressions of Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Metro

You can also view the 'Brisbane Metro' album via Council's Flickr account.

Virtual information centre

Want to learn more about Brisbane Metro? Try exploring the virtual information centre.

You can also now visit the Brisbane Metro Information Centre at 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City.

View a larger version of the virtual information centre.

Metro future network map

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Frequently asked questions

What is Brisbane Metro?

Brisbane Metro is an all-electric, high-capacity turn-up-and-go public transport system, designed to link the city to the suburbs, making it easier to connect with the people and places you love.

Where will the Brisbane Metro go?

The Brisbane Metro route is 21 kilometres, connecting 18 stations along dedicated busways between Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to The University of Queensland.

What are the benefits of Brisbane Metro?

  • Reduce congestion bottlenecks in the city with more travel options and a better-planned network
  • Making it easier to travel with turn-up-and-go services and 24 hours on the weekend — no timetables needed
  • All-electric metros with zero tailpipe emissions for a cleaner and greener Brisbane
  • Creating 2600 jobs throughout design and construction.

When will Brisbane Metro be delivered?

Brisbane Metro services are expected to commence from late 2024 (subject to approvals).

Why do we need Brisbane Metro?

Brisbane is growing and so is the demand for faster, more efficient public transport. Our inner-city busway stations and CBD bus stops are already at capacity during peak times, causing congestion, queuing and lengthy delays. With two thirds of Brisbane’s public transport passengers using buses, the Brisbane Metro project will introduce a new era of connected transport, linking the city to the suburbs and making it easier to connect with the people and places you love.

How does Brisbane Metro differ to Cross River Rail?

Cross River Rail is an initiative of the Queensland Government and will deliver a 10.2 kilometre rail line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills. Brisbane Metro will link with Cross River Rail at Roma Street and Boggo Road Stations.

What major infrastructure will be delivered as part of the project?

The new and upgraded infrastructure will include:

  • a new tunnel beneath Adelaide Street and revitalised streetscape from North Quay to Edward Street
  • a new river viewing deck will be constructed a North Quay, creating more space for pedestrians and cyclists
  • upgraded Cultural Centre station
  • an enhanced entrance to the Cultural Centre with new landscaping and wider footpaths
  • significant public spaceimprovements at Melbourne Street and Grey Street
  • changes to Victoria Bridge to provide three lanes for Brisbane Metro and bus services, and dedicated cycling and pedestrian pathways
  • upgrades to some suburban stations including end of route vehicle charging facilities.

Does Brisbane Metro benefit the environment?

Brisbane Metro’s new fleet of 60 battery electric vehicles will emit zero tailpipe emissions, saving an estimated 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse emissions over 20 years.

How will Brisbane Metro help to improve the public transport network?

How is Brisbane Metro supporting job creation and our local economy?

Brisbane Metro will generate 2600 jobs throughout design and construction of the project. Brisbane Metro provides improved access to key centres, meeting places, employment, and health and education facilities, supporting enhanced social and economic outcomes for community members.

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If you have any questions or would like more information about Brisbane Metro, you can:

The Brisbane Metro is just another way Council is making our city Brisbetter.

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