Brisbane City Council is moving ahead with the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro — a new era of connected travel. Brisbane Metro will deliver a 21-kilometre, turn-up-and-go service, with two dedicated lines connecting 18 stations from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital to The University of Queensland.

The Collaborative Partnership, Brisbane Move has commenced major construction works. Use this page to find information on works underway.

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Major construction Inner City North

Major construction activities for the Brisbane Metro project continue in Brisbane’s CBD including:

  • tunnelling activities beneath Adelaide Street 
  • platform screen door replacement works at King George Square bus station
  • Adelaide Street surface works between George Street and Edward Street 
  • strengthening and resurfacing activities on Victoria Bridge
  • piling activities on the river side of North Quay between Queen Street and Ann Street for the new cantilever structure.

Weekend works in Brisbane's CBD

Continuous works across a number of weekends in Brisbane's CBD will continue on William Street, North Quay and Adelaide Street until late 2024 to demobilise existing structures and site facilities, and undertake pavement and asphalting works.

Adelaide Street surface works 

In February 2024 Brisbane Move commenced stage two of Adelaide Street surface works, between George Street and Albert Street.

Construction on Adelaide Street will deliver a revitalised streetscape from George Street to Edward Street in line with Brisbane City Council’s Adelaide Street Vision. Works include upgrading footpaths and bus stops, as well as new landscaping, street furniture and lighting, and relocating and installing in-ground services.

The following bus stop changes will apply from 7pm, Sunday 18 February:

  • Bus stops between George Street and Albert Street will close at night between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday. Affected services will move to alternative stops on Adelaide Street.
  • Bust stops between Albert Street and Edward Street will remain operational after 7pm.

Works on Adelaide Street will continue until late 2024 and will be undertaken out-of-hours (from 7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday) and in three separate stages to minimise the impact to businesses, pedestrians and public transport users.

For more information on bus stop changes, visit the Translink website.

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Key overnight pedestrian, public transport and traffic changes mid-February to late 2024

King George Square station works

Construction works will continue at King George Square station until mid-2025.

Construction activities include demolition on the King George Square busway station concourse and platform levels, concreting, excavation and backfill activities as well as screen door replacement works in the station platform level. These works will take place:

  • on Adelaide Street between City Hall and the Adelaide Street and Albert Street intersection
  • within the existing King George Square busway station and at platform levels.

King George Square commuter, pedestrian, cyclist and motorist changes

Platform screen door works at King George Square Station  

In December 2023, Brisbane Move commenced major construction at King George Square station to replace and realign the platform screen doors to accommodate the new metro vehicles.

These works will require temporary changes to services at King George Square and Queen Street bus stations. 

Progress update

Platform 2:

On Monday 10 June, Brisbane Move commenced the next stage of platform screen door replacement works at King George Square station on Platform 2. All routes on Platform 2 are now serviced by new stop 2a, in a double bay arrangement. Stops 2e and 2f have closed for works.

To find out more about these works, download the Brisbane Metro construction notice - King George Square Platform 2 - June 2024 (Word 307kb)

Platform 1:

King George Square station’s new bus stops 1a and 1b are open.

Stop 1a: Customers can board the 66 and 111 at stop 1a.

Stop 1b: Customers can board the 330, 340, 333, 345 and 222 services at stop 1b. Stop 1b has two stopping bays and can service two buses simultaneously. Customers are encouraged to look out for their service and board via the correct bay on arrival. 

All other platform 1 stops are temporarily closed for works.

For more information on bus stop changes, visit the Translink website.

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the map and where to catch your regular service during this time.  

Bus stop changes from 11 December 2023

North Quay and William Street works

Construction continues along North Quay and William Street throughout July 2024. Works include:

  • installation of scaffolding and piling works for a new cantilever structure on North Quay
  • site investigations, including potholing and concrete scanning
  • construction of the new substation on North Quay
  • landscaping, reinstatement and finishing works
  • installation of conduits, pits and footings for new communications and electrical services
  • construction of new concrete footpaths and kerbs
  • installation of new streetlights and traffic signals
  • construction and installation of new sewer, water, electrical, communication and drainage infrastructure, and modifications to existing sewer infrastructure.

Weekend works on North Quay and Adelaide Street

Brisbane Move will be undertaking continuous works across several weekends throughout 2024 to remove existing tram tracks, demobilise existing structures and site facilities and undertake pavement and asphalting works. 

For more information about works at North Quay, download the Brisbane Metro construction notice - Inner City North - July.

Victoria Bridge works

Works for Victoria Bridge are underway to support bus services and active transport connections across the CBD and South Brisbane. Works commenced in June 2022 and will continue throughout 2024, including:

  • construction of the new cycleway on the bridge deck
  • construction of new kerb, guardrail and median on the bridge deck
  • strengthening works on and beneath the bridge
  • sewer works underneath the South Brisbane bridge abutment
  • deliveries to both bridge abutments
  • presence of a barge to the Brisbane River.

Works will be undertaken from both bridge abutments, and from barges on the river. Works will require intermittent overnight lane closures, and closure of the Elizabeth Street off-ramp, on the Riverside Expressway.

Temporary traffic, pedestrian and active transport changes 

The CityLink Cycleway on Victoria Bridge will be temporarily closed from 29 May 2023 to mid-2024, with shared-user paths available on the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge. Traffic management and way-finding signage will be in place for bus services, pedestrians and active transport users.

Intermittent overnight lane closures and closure of the Elizabeth Street off-ramp on the Riverside Express adjacent to Victoria Bridge will continue.

Victoria Bridge spiral ramp closure until mid 2024

The spiral ramp from Victoria Bridge to the Clem Jones Promenade will remain closed until mid 2024 for Victoria Bridge strengthening works. Access along the Clem Jones Promenade will be maintained at all times.

Alternative routes are available to pedestrians and active transport users. Traffic management and wayfinding signage will remain in place during this temporary closure.

For more information on the Victoria Bridge strengthening works, download the Brisbane Metro construction update - Victoria Bridge - October 2023 (Word - 455kb).

Map - Victoria Bridge temporary pedestrian and active transport changes

Brisbane CBD traffic changes

Major construction in the Brisbane CBD continues, with significant traffic changes taking place on North Quay, William Street, George Street, Queen Street and Adelaide Street.

Changes include both permanent and temporary changed traffic and pedestrian conditions as well as permanent bus stop and public transport service changes.

Map Alternate CBD traffic access

Map Changed traffic, pedestrian and public transport access

Traffic, pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcycle changes during construction

  • Through south-bound vehicle access on North Quay is permanently closed at Adelaide Street, and all general traffic must turn left into Adelaide Street. Once on Adelaide Street, all general traffic must then turn left into George Street — only buses and authorised traffic are able to continue eastbound on Adelaide Street. Detour signage is in place to direct motorists.
  • The pedestrian crossing across Adelaide Street at North Quay is permanently closed. Detour signage is in place to direct pedestrians.
  • Approximately 40 motorcycle parks will remain temporarily closed until late 2024 on North Quay adjacent to Turbot Street for the construction of a new sewer line on North Quay.  

Traffic management is in place to guide motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters.

Bus stop changes

As a result of the construction, North Quay bus stop 109/110 permanently closed to all bus services. Adelaide Street bus stop 48 will close during major construction works. This means that any bus services that currently use these stops will be re-routed through the Brisbane CBD to service new or alternative bus stops.

There will also be additional stop changes to other services through the CBD, as a result of the re-routed services.

Impacted routes include:

  • North Quay stop 109/110:
    • Routes 360, 361 and 364
    • Routes 470, 475 and 476
  • Adelaide Street stop 48:
    • Route 555

Other CBD stop changes:

  • Route 61 (late Friday and Saturday nights only) will no longer service Ann Street stop 12
  • Routes 184/185 and routes 211/212 will no longer stop at Ann Street stop 10
  • Routes 360/361/364 and routes 475/476 will also no longer stop at Elizabeth Street stops 83 and 89, and Eagle Street stop 63 (at Riverside).
  • Route 470 will no longer stop at Herschel St stop 1, Elizabeth Street stops 83 and 89, and Eagle Street stop 63 (at Riverside)

To find out more about these changes and to plan your new journey, download the MyTransLink app, visit the Translink website or phone 13 12 30 anytime.

To find out more about these works or register for regular updates, you can:

We strongly encourage anyone that lives, works or travels into the city to plan ahead and email Brisbane Move to receive regular project updates. To find out more about these works, phone Brisbane Move on 1800 318 059.

Major Construction – Inner City South

Brisbane Metro works are continuing in South Brisbane, including:

  • construction of the new Cultural Centre station permanent platform 3 and minor finishing works at platforms 1 and 2
  • works for the new lifts at the Queensland Museum forecourt and QPAC’s Melbourne Street Green
  • works to upgrade the Grey Street and Melbourne Street intersection
  • urban realm works on Melbourne Street between Edmonstone Street and Grey Street
  • urban realm works at QPAC’s Melbourne Street Green
  • works to upgrade the pedestrian gates at the Melbourne Street busway
  • construction of a permanent bus stop shelter and drivers' facility on Merivale Street.

To find out more about these works, download the:

Cultural Centre station upgrade, precinct enhancement works and public transport changes

Construction at the Cultural Centre station includes:

  • service investigation, relocation and installation, including electrical conduits, traffic signals, sewer, water and drainage infrastructure
  • piling works to build the new permanent platform 3 
  • construction of a new footpath, including demolition works
  • installing a façade for the new sewer main and pipe across the Cultural Centre tunnel
  • movement of work area fencing and barriers and asphalting 
  • minor finishing works at platform 1 and platform 2, including concreting and soft landscaping
  • hard and soft landscaping works including installing a new kerb and excavating for garden beds.

Cultural Centre station platform works 

Platform 1 - works complete

The new permanent platform 1 (inbound bus services) opened to the public on Monday 21 August 2023. 

Platform 2 – minor finishing works

The upgraded platform 2 at Cultural Centre station reopened on Monday 22 April 2024. 

All bus services travelling out of the city now use the upgraded platform 2, including services toward South East Busway, West End and Highgate Hill.  

Temporary platforms 2 and 3 are now closed. 

Platform 3 - upcoming works    

Works to construct a new permanent platform 3 (bus services toward West End and Highgate Hill) commenced in late April 2024. 

As part of these works, piling activities are expected to commence in mid-May 2024 and continue for up to three weeks. The majority of these works will be completed during standard work hours (Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm, and Saturday 7am to 1pm).  

While platform 3 is being built, outbound services will be from platform 2. Construction activities to build platform 3 will continue until late 2024. 

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of these works on nearby businesses and residents.

To find out more about these works, download the:

Map - South Brisbane and Cultural Centre Station key public transport, traffic and pedestrian changes

Map - Cultural Centre Station key public transport, traffic and pedestrian changes

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Melbourne Street Green

Construction activities at QPAC Melbourne Street Green will continue in June 2024 and include:

  • hard and soft landscaping works and fit out activities
  • construction of a new footpath, including demolition works
  • cladding and finishing works for the new QPAC entrance ramp
  • construction of the new lift
  • construction of the topping slab, stairs and tactiles for the new lift
  • service installation and works on the Cultural Centre overpass for the new lift
  • oversized deliveries for the lift structure and movement of work area fencing and barriers.

To find out more about these works, download the:

Queensland Museum forecourt

Construction activities at Queensland Museum forecourt will continue in July 2024 and include:

  • construction of the new lift
  • service installation and tie in works on the Cultural Centre overpass for the new lift
  • pavement demolition, concreting and drainage installation works for area around the new lift
  • oversized deliveries for the lift structure and movement of work area fencing and barriers.

To find out more about these works, download the:

Night works on Melbourne Street

The next stage of urban realm works on Melbourne Street include upgrading the footpath between Hope Street and Grey Street, as well as drainage and concreting works.

These works will take place out-of-hours throughout July 2024. Out-of-hours work hours are required to undertake these works to minimise impacts to busway operations. 

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of these works on nearby businesses and residents and access to all businesses and properties will be maintained.

To find out more about these works, download the:

Grey Street and Melbourne Street intersection

Construction activities at Grey Street and Melbourne Street intersection:

  • temporary and permanent changes to traffic signals at Grey Street and Melbourne Street intersection
  • works to upgrade the Grey Street intersection including installing conduits, kerb, pram ramps, tactiles, traffic signal pits and footings and new pavement
  • installation of drainage infrastructure
  • pavement and pedestrian crossing line marking and removal.

Melbourne Street between Edmonstone Street and Grey Street

Construction activities at Melbourne Street between Edmonstone Street and Grey Street will continue in July 2024 and include:

  • service investigation, relocation and installation including electrical, sewer and water and drainage infrastructure
  • construction of a new footpath, including demolition works
  • asphalting works and movement of work area fencing and barriers.

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Merivale Street between Peel Street and Montague Road - new bus driver facility and bus stop change

From early May 2024, Brisbane Move will commence construction of a new, permanent bus driver facility and bus stop on Merivale Street, South Brisbane. Construction activities will continue until mid-2024.

Up to 8 car spaces within the facility will be closed temporarily throughout the construction period for up to 2 weeks.

Works within the Council Merivale Street car park include: ​

  • service relocation and installation, including electrical, sewer, water and drainage infrastructure
  • movement of work area fencing and barriers. ​

Works on the Merivale Street footpath, between Montague Road and Peel Street, include: ​

  • relocating the ‘Merivale St at Queensland Theatre’ bus stop 50 metres towards Peel Street​
  • installing a new bus shelter including footpath, tactiles and bin ​
  • relocating an Energex power pole.

Map - work areas and bus stop changes Merivale Street

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Melbourne Street urban realm upgrades and public transport works, South Brisbane

Construction activities to revitalise Melbourne Street and Hope Street started in May 2023 and will continue until late 2024, including:

  • new traffic lane alignment, resurfacing and line marking
  • new cycle lanes with planted concrete median to separate from general traffic
  • new hard and soft landscaping including seating and planting
  • Hope Street and Melbourne Street intersection footpath upgrade
  • new kerb ramps and tactiles at Melbourne Street intersections with Grey Street and Merivale Street
  • relocating and installing in-ground services
  • streamlining bus stops, including removing existing bus stops and installing a new inbound bus stop.

The next stage of the Melbourne Street urban realm upgrade commenced in December 2023 and continues until mid-2024.

To find out more about these works, download the:

Permanent public transport changes in place from 15 January 2024:

  • bus stop 4, Melbourne Street at Cordelia Street was relocated to its new location, 150 metres east, between Manning Street and Cordelia Street.

For information on public transport service changes:

There are temporary changed pedestrian and cyclist conditions on Melbourne Street footpaths between Manning Street and Grey Street from May 2023 to mid-2024. 

Access for pedestrians, cyclists and local businesses on Melbourne Street and Hope Street will be maintained unless otherwise notified. Traffic management will be in place to safely direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists as required.

Map - Melbourne Street urban realm upgrade works - stage 2 work area - December 2023 to mid-2024

Suburban works

End of route charging facilities - Ernie's Roundabout, Herston and Countess Street, Petrie Terrace

Major construction activities for the end of route vehicle charging facility on the Inner Northern Busway at Ernie’s Roundabout in Herston and at Countess Street, Petrie Terrace are now complete. Finishing works, including the reconstruction of a storage shed next to the Inner Northern Busway on the corner of Countess Street and Roma Street, will continue throughout July 2024.

Buranda busway station

As part of the Brisbane Metro major infrastructure works, construction works will continue in July 2024 at Woolloongabba to upgrade the Buranda Busway station. The upgrade involves increasing the length of both the inbound and outbound station platforms and widening the busway tunnel under O’Keefe Street. These works are expected to be completed in late 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting.

From July 2024, construction activities will continue until late 2024 and will include:

  • traffic management set up including line marking, barrier relocation and installation of traffic signage 
  • relocating work areas and site facilities to the southern side of O'Keefe Street (between Carl Street and Gillingham Street)
  • piling, excavation and concreting works 
  • removing the existing busway tunnel roof structure and replacing with wider beams
  • tunnel widening and bus platform extension works including fit out of the station platforms
  • relocating underground services  
  • vegetation trimming and removal within busway land
  • installing street furniture and lighting, and landscaping works in the station plaza forecourt
  • footpath, road and busway station reinstatement.

There will also be ongoing activity at the site compound and laydown facility within a section of Hanlon Park. The site compound will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be used for workforce facilities, storage and the maintenance of construction equipment. The Hanlon Park site compound and laydown facility will be in place until 2024.

Work hours

Due to required permits, some construction activities will be undertaken out-of-hours between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday, as busways lane closures are required that are not permitted during the day. Where possible, construction activities will be undertaken during the day between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 1pm on Sunday.

Traffic and pedestrian changes from Sunday 14 July to late 2024

New footpath and station access changes:

  • Temporary closure of the southern footpath on O'Keefe Street between Gillingham Street and the Pacific Motorway overpass. Access to the Veloway and Regent Street footpath will remain open. 
  • Pedestrian, cyclist and e-mobility diversions will be in place via the northern footpath.
  • Access to Buranda busway station will be maintained via the stairs on O'Keefe Street, as well as the stair and ramp access on Gillingham Street. 

Existing traffic changes on O’Keefe Street, Woollongabba to remain in place:

  • Eastbound lane closures and traffic detours will be in place. There will be no through access on O’Keefe Street between Carl Street and Gillingham Street.
  • A single westbound lane will remain open on O’Keefe Street between Carl Street and Gillingham Street.
  • Left turn only will be in place from Carl Street to O'Keefe Street.
  • Left turn only will be in place from Gillingham Street to O'Keefe Street.

Please follow signage and directions from traffic controllers. See the below map for further details. 

If you have any questions regarding the works, contact the Brisbane Move team on 1800 318 059 or email Brisbane Move.

To find out more about these works, download the:

Map - Buranda busway station O'Keefe Street traffic changes

Griffith University station (bus layover facility)

As part of Brisbane metro, a new bus layover facility will be established at Griffith University station, Mt Gravatt to support Brisbane’s future bus service operations. 

Major construction works commenced in April 2024 and will continue through to late 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting. From July 2024, the next stage of major construction works will commence, including:

  • installation and relocation of site fencing, barriers and traffic signage 
  • service investigation and surveying activities
  • drainage installation works
  • installation of light poles and conduits 
  • excavation, concreting, asphalting and line marking to widen the busway and Sports Road between the South Carpark and the South East busway entry point
  • line marking and reconfiguration of centre medians and parking spaces within the South Carpark 
  • installation of in-ground service connections for the new bus layover facility 
  • excavation and removal of existing asphalt in preparation for construction of the new bus layover facility.

Work hours:

  • Standard hours: Monday to Friday, from 7am to 6pm, and Saturday, from 8am to 1pm.
  • Out-of-hours: Sunday to Thursday, from 7pm to 5am.  
  • Night works may be required at times, due to permits required when working on or close to the busway, local roads and footpaths.   

To facilitate works, sections of the South Carpark will be closed during construction.

Once construction is complete in late 2024, Sports Road will permanently close to vehicles between the South Carpark entrance and the South East busway, except for authorised buses. A passenger loading zone will open in the carpark adjacent to the accessible parking.

To find out more about the works, download the Griffith University project construction update - July (Word - 1Mb).

South Carpark and Sports Road parking, pedestrian and traffic changes

From early July until late 2024, the following parking, pedestrian and traffic changes will be in place in the South Carpark and on Sports Road, Mt Gravatt.

  • New entrance to the South Carpark will open on Sports Road.
  • A section of the South Carpark will permanently close to accommodate the new bus layover facility.
  • Two accessible parking spaces will be relocated within the car park.

Vehicle and pedestrian access to Griffith University station, Griffith University Tennis Centre and the South Carpark will be maintained. Traffic control and pedestrian diversions will be in place at times.

See map below for further information. 

Map - South Carpark and Sports Road parking, pedestrian and traffic changes

University of Queensland (UQ) Lakes station and Dutton Park open

As part of Brisbane Metro, UQ Lakes station in St Lucia was upgraded to increase station capacity and provide end of route charging for the electric metro fleet. To facilitate Brisbane Metro vehicle charging at UQ Lakes station, 3 charging containers were installed within Dutton Park Recreation Reserve near the Eleanor Schonell Bridge.

On 15 April 2024, UQ Lakes station reopened, with buses operating under a new stop layout, servicing both platform 1 and platform 2.

Stop B on platform 1 will be used by existing buses for the 139 service and 169 service. All other services will operate from platform 2 at stops C, D and F.

Between April and late 2024, Stop A on platform 1 will be a dedicated metro testing stop. Customers will not be able to board metro vehicles. Metros will also utilise the vehicle charging bay located in the middle island of UQ Lakes station. 

Map - UQ Lakes station April 2024

Metro depot

As part of Brisbane Metro, a new metro depot is being constructed at School Road, Rochedale, adjacent to the South East Busway. Construction is underway, with completion expected by the end of July 2024.

For more information about works currently underway, download the:

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