Brisbane Metro project news

Stay informed with the latest project updates.

Sewer pump station

Brisbane City Council is progressing with early works in South Brisbane for the Brisbane Metro project. As part of this, Urban Utilities will construct a new sewer pump station at Alexander Smith Place Park (63 Grey Street, South Brisbane). This work is planned to make way for the new underground Cultural Centre Station, where an existing sewer pump station is located on the corner of Melbourne Street and Grey Street.

Initial investigation works commenced in early February 2020 and will inform the construction of the new sewer pump station. Site establishment for the main construction works is expected to take place from mid-late February 2020.

Main construction works of the sewer pump station is planned to commence in March/April 2020 and take up to 12 months to complete, subject to weather and site conditions.

To find out more about these works, you can:

Metro depot

As part of Brisbane Metro, Council is constructing a new Metro depot facility at School Road, Rochedale, adjacent to the South East Busway. The depot will provide:

  • storage and maintenance for the new electric Metro vehicle fleet
  • charging infrastructure
  • staff facilities, including on-site parking.

In early 2019, Council acquired four properties at 71–95 School Road, Rochedale required for the depot site. Council is currently seeking to acquire four additional properties at 37, 41, 47 and 59 School Road.

In mid-December 2019 Council commenced site works, including demolition of existing buildings and some site clearing, in preparation for works to commence in 2020.

Metro vehicle

Brisbane City Council is recommending world-leading vehicle manufacturer HESS, in partnership with Brisbane-based supplier Volgren, and electric infrastructure experts ABB, as the preferred suppliers to design and build the Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet.

The Australian first electric Metro vehicles will use an advanced battery fuel source with zero tailpipe emissions, and tried and tested flash charging technology.

The Brisbane Metro pilot vehicle is expected to be ready for testing in 2020.

Adelaide Street Vision

Earlier this year, Brisbane City Council released a draft vision for Adelaide Street’s evolution into a walkable, tree-lined boulevard, weaving together retail and key civic spaces with a world-class public transport experience.

Council sought feedback from the community on the draft vision from 28 May until 24 June 2019. You can read a summary of the feedback on the draft Adelaide Street Vision page.

The draft vision and feedback will inform streetscape improvements to Adelaide Street from North Quay to Edward Street as part of Brisbane Metro.

Get to know Brisbane Metro

Brisbane City Council is getting you home quicker and safer with more travel options, less congestion and better public transport. Brisbane Metro will be a key part of Brisbane’s greater transport network and link the city to the suburbs, making it easier for you to connect to the people places you love. To see how Brisbane Metro will benefit you, watch the Get to know Brisbane Metro video. Read the Get to know Brisbane Metro video transcript.

University of Queensland to PA Hospital fly-through video

Council has released a new fly-through video between the University of Queensland and PA Hospital, showing how Brisbane Metro will make travel easier within a growing health and knowledge precinct. New high-capacity and high-frequency Metro services will run on dedicated busways and link with suburban bus and train services, as part of a better planned network. To see how Brisbane Metro will benefit you, watch the new fly-through video. Read the University of Queensland to PA Hospital fly-through video transcript.

Early construction works 

In late 2018 Council commenced a program of intersection upgrades in the CBD and at South Brisbane, helping to mitigate traffic changes from converting Victoria Bridge to a ‘green’ bridge. Council will continue to deliver the remaining intersection upgrade in 2020, ensuring cross-river connections are easy and convenient to access.

Visit our construction updates page for more information.

Draft Design Report Consultation Outcomes

In September 2018, Brisbane City Council released the draft Design Report Consultation Outcomes document which provides a summary of the key feedback themes identified through consultation and Council's response to this feedback. 

A detailed Consultation Report, including a summary of the consultation process, feedback received, and Council's response to comments raised in formal submissions are also available.

A key concern raised during consultation was the proposed access for cyclists and pedestrians on Victoria Bridge and Melbourne Street. In response to this feedback, Council has announced a revised design that provides a separated two-way cycleway across Victoria Bridge, dedicated pedestrian pathways, and three lanes for Metro and bus services, as well as cycle lanes on either side of Melbourne Street.

A fly-through animation has been developed which shows the revised design for Victoria Bridge.

Last updated:18 February 2020
Topics: metro