Brisbane Metro project news
Stay informed with the latest project updates.
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.
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 parking for the new Metro vehicle fleet, as well as charging, maintenance and staff facilities, including car parking.
In early 2019, Council acquired four properties at 71–95 School Road, Rochedale required for the depot site.
In preparation for works at the Metro depot site to commence in 2020, Council has undertaken maintenance works, including minor vegetation clearing and securing existing properties at this location.
Future works planned will include demolition of existing buildings and further site clearing. Council will keep the community and key stakeholders informed about future works at the Metro depot site as the project progresses.
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
The Peel and Merivale Street intersection upgrade has now been completed at South Brisbane, helping to mitigate traffic changes from converting Victoria Bridge to a ‘green’ bridge. Council will continue to deliver the remaining intersection upgrades in 2019, 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.