Brisbane Metro project news

Brisbane City Council is moving ahead with the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro - a new era of connected transport.

Stay informed with the latest Brisbane Metro project updates.

Eastern Metro Study

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 from Coorparoo through to the Capalaba business district to accommodate a future Brisbane Metro route. This would allow metro services to operate from the CBD, through to the eastern suburbs and on to Capalaba. Further details on the study will be provided as planning progresses.

Queensland Cultural Centre works 

Major construction update and traffic changes for South Brisbane

The next stage of construction will begin in August 2022 and involve works at the Cultural Centre station, on Grey Street, Melbourne Street, Merivale Street and Montague Road, including:

  • site establishment, including installing traffic barriers and hoarding
  • temporary and permanent changes to public transport, general traffic, and cyclist and pedestrian movements
  • the replacement of two Cultural Centre Station lifts (near the Queensland Museum and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
    • lift access to the Cultural Centre station will be maintained during this work. Work will also occur on the lift servicing the existing inbound platform
  • road, footpath and urban realm upgrade works at the intersections of Merivale Street and Melbourne Street, and Montague Road and Merivale Street
  • precinct-wide service relocation and installation works
  • intermittent site investigation works will continue in the area during major construction activities.

For more information on expected impacts and changed conditions, visit Brisbane Metro construction updates

Brisbane Metro Information Centre

The Brisbane Metro Information Centre is now open at 63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City.

The centre offers an immersive experience for all visitors, featuring state-of-the-art technology in the virtual reality and augmented reality zones, a life-size model of the metro’s front passenger compartment and an opportunity to connect with members from the Brisbane Metro team.

The centre will be open to the general public, Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm.

Pilot metro testing

Council is pleased to advise the pilot metro has arrived in Brisbane for testing in local operating conditions throughout 2022 and into 2023.

The metro and its charging system are the first of their kind in Australia and will help future proof Brisbane’s public transport network.

The pilot metro is required to undertake important testing activities across Greater Brisbane at different locations to ensure it meets all required technical specifications and Council requirements. This includes testing and commissioning the pilot metro charging point, at the Countess Street layover, in the existing busway corridor at Petrie Terrace.

Find out more about the pilot metro.

King George Square works

Brisbane Move commenced station modification works in late March 2022 at King George Square station in Brisbane’s CBD.

As part of Brisbane Metro, these works are required to construct the new Adelaide Street tunnel connection into the existing King George Square station.

Major construction activities will take place:

  • Within a small section of King George Square
  • On Adelaide Street between City Hall and the Adelaide Street and Albert Street intersection
  • Within the existing King George Square busway station concourse and platform levels.

During these works there will be key commuter, pedestrian, cyclist and motorist changes.

For more information on expected impacts and changed conditions, visit Brisbane Metro construction updates

Metro depot - important changes at School Road

To support delivery of the metro depot and in consideration of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) future busway extension, Council will permanently close a section of School Road, between Priestdale Road and the intersection with the South East Busway. This is planned to occur in late 2022. This section of School Road will form part of the metro depot site, providing metros access to a flash charging facility and a dedicated connection to the South East Busway.

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Metro charging infrastructure - Dutton Park

To facilitate metro charging at UQ Lakes station, Council requires the use of a small area within Dutton Park Recreation Reserve, near the Eleanor Schonell Bridge and TJ Memorial Drive, to house the charging infrastructure. The charging infrastructure houses the integral equipment required to achieve zero tailpipe emissions for the battery electric metros. 

Council understands the value and importance of our green spaces and considered several locations within Dutton Park for the charging equipment. The selected location is the most appropriate to minimise impacts to residents, park users and vegetation. 

The UQ Lakes station upgrade and Dutton Park charging infrastructure requirements are currently in the design phase, with major works planned to commence from mid-2022.

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.

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 contract award

Brisbane City Council has awarded the contract for the Collaborative Partnership to the Brisbane Move consortium.

The Brisbane Move consortium comprises of construction-lead, ACCIONA Construction Australia Pty Ltd and design-lead, Arup Australia Projects Pty Ltd.

Brisbane Move will partner with Council to form the Collaborative Partnership to design and deliver the major infrastructure works for the project.

ACCIONA and Arup both have significant presence in Queensland and many signature projects including Legacy Way and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Council is looking forward to the Collaborative Partnership moving into the detailed design phase of the project before major infrastructure works commence.

For more information visit Brisbane Metro procurement.

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. 

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

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