Brisbane City Council is delivering the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro — a new era of connected travel. Brisbane Metro will link the city to the suburbs, 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.

Metro services will integrate seamlessly into busway operations as part of Brisbane's New Bus Network, a proposed network that includes changes to the inner-city and south-eastern corridor to help facilitate the introduction of metro services.

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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Temporary changes to bus services in Brisbane City will be in place from Monday 11 December 2023 to mid-2024 due to Brisbane Metro works. The works will require temporary platform closures at King George Square station, resulting in several bus stop relocations in the CBD. Find out more.

Brisbane City Council in partnership with the Queensland Government and Redlands City Council are funding the Eastern Metro Study. The study will investigate options for an extension of the busway to accommodate a future Brisbane Metro route to Capalaba. Find out more.


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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Major infrastructure fly-through video

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

Artist impressions of Brisbane Metro

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

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

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