Brisbane Metro project news

Stay informed with the latest Brisbane Metro project updates.

Victoria Bridge – Closure to general traffic

Brisbane City Council will be implementing traffic changes from 24 January 2021 to Victoria Bridge.

Find out more about the changes to Victoria Bridge.

Site investigation works – Adelaide Street tunnel

From Sunday 29 November 2020 to late January 2021, Brisbane Move will undertake site investigations to inform the design for the new Adelaide Street tunnel. 

These investigations and temporary out-of-hours changed traffic and pedestrian conditions will take place at the following locations:

  • Adelaide Street between Edward Street and North Quay
  • George Street between Queen Street and Ann Street
  • North Quay between Queen Street and Ann Street. 

Once complete, the new Adelaide Street tunnel will provide a dedicated connection for Metro and bus services between Victoria Bridge, the existing Inner Northern busway and the King George Square bus station. 

For more information on expected impacts, visit Brisbane Metro construction updates.  

Go Between Bridge toll credit scheme

Council is investing in a toll credit scheme on Brisbane’s Go Between Bridge for local residents to help alleviate the construction impacts associated with major projects in the area.

Find out more about the Go Between Bridge toll credit scheme.

Collaborative Partnership announced

Brisbane City Council has announced Brisbane Move as the preferred tenderer to design and deliver the major infrastructure works for the project. The consortium for Brisbane Move comprises Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Arup Australia Projects Pty Ltd.

Following the announcement of Brisbane Move as the preferred tenderer for Brisbane Metro major infrastructure works, Brisbane City Council has revealed details of their winning design, which includes a revised scope of works at the Cultural Centre Precinct. 

Brisbane Move will also be responsible for working with Council to deliver changes to Victoria Bridge, North Quay, the new Adelaide Street tunnel and surface improvements in-line with the Adelaide Street Vision.

For more information visit Brisbane Metro procurement.

Peel Street, Grey Street and Stanley Place intersection

Council has successfully completed works to improve the operation of the Peel Street, Grey Street and Stanley Place intersection in South Brisbane.

These works started on Sunday 10 May 2020 and were completed in late October 2020.

This upgrade involved:

  • constructing a new left turn slip lane from William Jolly Bridge into Stanley Place
  • reconfiguring the road alignment on Stanley Place to create an additional right turn lane onto Grey Street and increase vehicle storage capacity
  • extending the length of the right turn pocket from Grey Street into Stanley Place
  • improving the right turn storage out of Stanley Place to align with the car park exit
  • changing traffic signal phasing to increase green time and improve intersection efficiency, particularly for event traffic
  • realigning pedestrian crossings and changing crossing signal arrangements to improve pedestrian safety
  • constructing bike ramps on Grey Street to improve the cycling transition to and from the William Jolly Bridge.

Council would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while these important works were completed.

Sewer pump station

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).

The new sewer pump station will cater for future growth in the area, also replacing the existing pump station at the corner of Grey Street and Melbourne Street.

Main construction works of the sewer pump station commenced in April 2020. These works are expected to 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.

Council has acquired eight properties at 37, 41, 47, 59, 71, 81, 83 and 95 School Road, Rochedale required for the depot site. Additional site preparation at some of these locations, including demolition of existing buildings and some site clearing works, are expected to occur in early 2021 in preparation for future Metro depot main construction works.

Metro vehicle

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

The Australian first all-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 2021.

Adelaide Street Vision

In May 2019, 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-24 June 2019. Visit Priority project: Adelaide Street to read a summary of the feedback on the draft Adelaide Street Vision.

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

Last updated: 21 December 2020
Topics: metro