Brisbane Metro will be a key part of Brisbane's greater transport network linking the city to the suburbs and making it easier to connect with the people and places you love. The all new Brisbane Metro 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 Brisbane Metro's all-electric, high-capacity vehicles 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. 

Want to know more? Read our frequently asked questions.

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Benefits of Brisbane Metro

All-electric vehicles 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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Brisbane Metro vehicle

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Major infrastructure

Brisbane 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.

View a larger version of the virtual information centre.

Brisbane Metro network map

This map shows the Brisbane Metro alignment, connecting 18 stations along dedicated busways between Eight Mile Plains and Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and University of Queensland.

 

 

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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 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 vehicles 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 2023 (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 be a key part of Brisbane’s greater transport network, 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?

  • A new tunnel beneath Adelaide Street and revitalised streetscape from North Quay to Edward Street
  • Upgraded Cultural Centre station
  • An enhanced gateway to the Cultural Forecourt with new landscaping and wider footpaths
  • Significant public realm improvements 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 (equivalent to taking 800 cars off the road for 20 years).

How will Brisbane Metro help to improve the public transport network if I don't catch buses or live along the busway?

The new high-capacity and high frequency Brisbane Metro services will be a key part of Brisbane's greater transport network, linking the city to the suburbs and making it easier to connect with the people and places you love.

This means improvements to suburban bus services may include more frequent services and longer operating hours on key routes connecting to busway stations. 

Council, in collaboration with the State Government and TransLink is undertaking a detailed staged review of the bus network and specific bus routes are being worked through. This work will continue through 2021. In 2022, Council will commence community engagement on any proposed changes as part of this review, ahead of any changes being implemented as part of Brisbane Metro.

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.

Contact us

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.