Brisbane Metro will be a key part of Brisbane's greater transport network connecting the city to the suburbs. 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 and 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 get you home quicker and safer 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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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

About Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Metro vehicle

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Major infrastructure

Brisbane Move has been announced as the preferred tenderer for the major infrastructure works for Brisbane Metro.

Construction updates

Be sure to stay informed about Brisbane Metro's latest construction activities throughout the city.

Artist impressions of Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Metro

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

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.

Brisbane Metro network map (Word - 1.48Mb) illustrates the planned route that Metro vehicles will travel through Brisbane.

Frequently asked questions

What is Brisbane Metro?

Brisbane Metro is a high-frequency, high-capacity turn-up-and-go public transport system, designed to get residents home quicker and safer.

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 University of Queensland.

What are the benefits of Metro?

  • Getting you home quicker and safer with more travel options
  • Reduced congestion bottlenecks in the city with 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.

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 getting you home quicker and safer.

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?

  • Upgraded Cultural Centre surface station
  • Public realm improvements in the Cultural Precinct, Melbourne Street and Grey Street
  • Victoria Bridge converted to a green bridge
  • Improved pedestrian and cycling connections
  • New Adelaide Street tunnel and upgraded streetscape in line with the Adelaide Street vision from North Quay to Edward Street

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 if I don't catch buses or live along the busway?

Rather than hundreds of buses travelling into the city, they’ll link with new high-capacity and high-frequency Metro services. This means more available bus services for the suburbs and less bus congestion in the city.

Improvements to suburban bus services may include more frequent services and longer operating hours on key routes connecting to busway stations. Any changes to current bus services will be further developed as the project progresses, along with more detail around interchange locations and journey times.

Council will involve residents in a review and planning of changes to the bus network before Metro services commence in 2023.

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

The 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.

Brisbane just keeps getting better. The Brisbane Metro is now underway and will run every three minutes in peak times.

Find out more about the other ways we're making Brisbetter.