Brisbane Metro construction updates

Brisbane City Council is moving ahead with the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro — a new era of connected transport. 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 continue on the Brisbane Metro project throughout September 2022 in Brisbane’s CBD. This will include:

  • extending the current work site on the city side of North Quay between Adelaide Street and Victoria Bridge towards the Brisbane River
  • re-opening the closed kerb lane on George Street adjacent to Adelaide Street.

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Adelaide Street tunnel entrance - September weekend works

Major construction activities continue for the new Adelaide Street tunnel entrance.

As part of this work, Brisbane Move will undertake construction activities on Adelaide Street between North Quay and George Street during September over the following weekends:

  • 7pm Friday 9 September to 5am Monday 12 September
  • 7pm Friday 23 September to 5am Monday 26 September

These works will include:

  • sheet piling removal and installation for the Adelaide Street tunnel dive structure
  • installation of new electrical and communication conduits across North Quay at Adelaide Street
  • relocation of existing water mains on George Street and North Quay at Adelaide Street.

These activities have been scheduled to occur continuously (24-hours a day) to reduce the duration and impact.

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Changed parking in Petrie Terrace

To prepare for future Brisbane Metro services, a temporary bus layover will be installed along the western side (right kerb) of Countess Street, which requires the removal of 27 metered on-street parking bays on Countess Street effective from 16 September 2022.

Alternative parking locations can be viewed on the free CellOPark app. Find out more.

Overnight night road closures of Adelaide Street between North Quay and George Street

As part of the ongoing construction of the new tunnel entrance on Adelaide Street in the Brisbane CBD, overnight road closures of Adelaide Street, between North Quay and George Street, will be required intermittently until mid-October 2022 for construction activities.

During these works when Adelaide Street is closed, motorists will be able to travel southbound through North Quay at Adelaide Street. Outside of these works and upon completion, North Quay will be reinstated to a left turn into Adelaide Street only with through southbound access returning to being permanently closed.

Closure of Bicentennial Bikeway ramp and footpath on North Quay

As part of construction of the new river viewing deck on North Quay, the footpath on the river side of North Quay between Victoria Bridge and Adelaide Street, as well as the ramp from the Bicentennial Bikeway to North Quay adjacent to Victoria Bridge is temporarily closed. 

Alternate routes and CBD access will be available via the Herschel Street and Alice Street Bicentennial Bikeway ramps, as well as the Goodwill Bridge.

Wayfinding signage will be in place to assist pedestrians and active transport users.

King George Square station works

As part of the works required to construct the new Adelaide Street tunnel connection into the existing King George Square station, station modification works at King George Square station commenced in March 2022 and will continue until 2024.

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.

Access to King George Square station via the western entrance on Adelaide Street (next to City Hall) is closed until 2024. During this time, access to the station will be maintained via the eastern entrance (also on Adelaide Street), approximately 50 metres away. 

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

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of these works, including noise and dust, on nearby businesses and properties by Brisbane Move.

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King George Square commuter, pedestrian, cyclist and motorist changes from late March 2022

Victoria Bridge works

Works for Victoria Bridge will be undertaken from both bridge abutments, and the Brisbane River using vessels. This includes installation of survey monitoring equipment and removal of the centre median on bridge deck. Works commenced in June 2022 and will continue until 2024.

Works will be undertaken during:

  • Standard construction hours – Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm and Saturday between 7am and 6pm
  • Out-of-hours – Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am.

Brisbane CBD traffic changes from September 2021

Major construction in the Brisbane CBD commenced Sunday 5 September 2021, with significant traffic changes taking place on North Quay, William Street, George Street and Adelaide Street from 20 September 2021.

Changes included 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 from 20 September 2021

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 have been temporarily removed until mid-2023 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.

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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.

Kelvin Grove site compound and laydown facility

In early September 2021, Brisbane Move established a site compound and laydown facility at 49 Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove.

The compound and laydown facilities are expected to remain in place until project completion in late 2024. The compound will: 

  • Contain staff and project workforce facilities within the existing office space
  • Be used for storage of construction equipment and materials
  • Be used as a facility to repair and maintain construction machinery. 

For all enquiries on this, please contact the Brisbane Move team on 1800 318 059 or email brisbanemetro@acciona.com.

Site investigation works

Throughout 2022, Brisbane Move will be undertaking intermittent site investigations to inform design of Brisbane Metro's major infrastructure works.

Investigation works will occur on:

  • Adelaide Street, George Street, William Street, Queens Wharf Road and North Quay in Brisbane CBD
  • Melbourne Street, Cordelia Street, Merivale Street, Hope Street, Grey Street and Stanley Street in South Brisbane
  • Victoria Bridge, South Brisbane and CBD
  • Inner Northern Busway, Herston
  • UQ Lakes station, St Lucia
  • Dutton Park Recreation Reserve, off TJ Doyle Memorial Drive
  • Inner Northern Busway, Petrie Terrace.

To maximise safety for road users and to minimise impact on traffic and pedestrians, investigation works will be undertaken out-of-hours (between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday). 

During investigation works, nearby residents and business can expect disruptions such as:

  • pedestrian changes – short pedestrian detours will be in place around the work areas 
  • traffic changes – temporary single lane closures will be in place at the site investigation locations
  • construction activity – the use of road saws, jack hammers, vacuum excavators, compaction equipment and other construction machinery
  • noise, dust and light – from the use of construction equipment, presence of lighting rigs, and construction vehicles and equipment with flashing lights and reverse squawkers
  • bus stop changes temporary bus stop closures may be in place on Adelaide Street and North Quay during these works. Traffic control will be on site to assist patrons to the closest alternative bus stop.

Access will be maintained for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and commuters at all times, and traffic control will be on site to provide direction.

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Major Construction – Inner City South

Cultural Centre station upgrade and precinct enhancement works

As part of major infrastructure works in South Brisbane, the Cultural Centre station and surrounding precinct will be upgraded to improve efficiency and reliability of the public transport system. Major construction is now underway and will continue until 2024.

These upgrades include:

  • an upgraded Cultural Centre station
  • improved walkways and cycling amenities
  • improved wayfinding and accessibility
  • revitalised streetscape and urban realm improvements.

Major construction at the Cultural Centre station, on Grey Street, Melbourne Street, Merivale Street and Montague Road, includes:

  • 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.

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

Key changes from June 2022

Permanent changes to the local road network in South Brisbane in place from June 2022 include:

  • Grey Street reduced to one lane in each direction between Russell Street and Peel Street
  • Melbourne Street closed to general traffic between Hope Street and Grey Street
  • removal of the left-hand turn from Hope Street onto Melbourne Street
  • removal of the left-hand turn from Grey Street onto Melbourne Street.

Some temporary traffic, cyclist and parking changes will also be implemented.

Key changes from mid-August 2022

Major public transport changes include:

  • temporary closure of Cultural Centre station platform 2
  • relocation of all outbound South East and Eastern Busway services to the temporary platform 2, located on Melbourne Street
  • relocation of all outbound West End and Highgate Hill services to the temporary platform 3, located on Melbourne Street.

Traffic, cyclist and parking changes include:

  • permanent removal of the left turn from Hope Street onto Melbourne Street for all vehicles
    • Grey Street to be accessed via Merivale Street and Glenelg Street.
  • temporary removal of the dedicated cycleway along Melbourne Street, from Victoria Bridge to Hope Street
  • temporary removal of five on-street parking spaces on Montague Road and permanent removal of four on-street parking spaces on Merivale Street to facilitate new bus layover zones. Five spaces within the Merivale Street carpark will also be removed.

Traffic management will be in place to safely direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists as required.

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Map - Inner City South major construction

Map - key changes from 15 August 2022

Site establishment - Kurilpa Point Park

As part of Brisbane Metro, Brisbane Move installed a temporary site laydown area at Kurilpa Point Park (across from the Gallery of Modern Art) in May 2022.

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Site establishment – 125 Grey Street

As part of Brisbane Metro, Brisbane Move installed a temporary site support compound at 125 Grey Street, South Brisbane (car park next to South Brisbane rail station) in April 2022.

This site setup is critical to supporting construction activities and will be in place until project completion in 2024.

Suburban works

End of route charging facility Ernie's Roundabout, Herston

Construction activities for the end of route vehicle charging facility on the Inner Northern Busway at Ernie’s Roundabout in Herston are underway and will continue until early 2023.

From September 2022 for up to four weeks, piling activities will be undertaken on the Inner Northern Busway at Ernie’s Roundabout to support construction of the charging infrastructure.

The piling activities will be completed between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday. Out-of-hours work is required to minimise impacts to busway operations. Additional works may be required, subject to weather and ground conditions

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

Buranda busway station

As part of the major infrastructure works for the project, Buranda Busway station is being upgraded and extended to improve busway operations and to cater for metros. The upgrade involves increasing the length of both the inbound and outbound station platforms and widening the busway tunnel under O’Keefe Street.

From September 2022 to mid-2024, major construction works will be delivered. Works include:

  • piling, excavation, and concrete works
  • removal of part of the existing busway tunnel structure, tunnel widening and bus platform extensions
  • removal of the existing station plaza and bridge deck, and installation of a new bridge deck
  • relocating underground services
  • footpath, pavement and station reinstatement works.

Works will be undertaken on O'Keefe Street between Carl Street and Gillingham Street, and at Buranda busway station, both at platform level and within the station plaza forecourt.

From Sunday 18 September 2022, a number of traffic, parking and pedestrian changes will be in place to facilitate major construction activities.

These include:

  • The eastbound lanes on O'Keefe Street between Carl Street and Gillingham Street will be closed to all traffic. Please plan ahead and seek alternative routes for through access.​
  • The westbound lanes on O'Keefe Street, between Gillingham Street and Carl Street will be reduced to a single lane
  • Left turn only from Gillingham Street onto O’Keefe Street
  • Left turn only from Carl Street onto O’Keefe Street
  • Temporary removal of on-street parking on O’Keefe Street, between Wolseley Street and Gillingham Street
  • Access to properties on O’Keefe Street will be maintained, via the detour route
  • The northern pedestrian footpath on O’Keefe Street will be closed under the Pacific Motorway—pedestrian and cyclists will be detoured onto the southern footpath on O'Keefe Street
  • Pedestrian access to the busway station platforms maintained via O’Keefe Street and Gillingham Street detour. Direct access to platform 1 from O’Keefe Street under the motorway closed, please follow detour route via Gillingham Street
  • Access to and from the Veloway 1 bikeway will be maintained throughout construction. Cyclists along O'Keefe Street to follow temporary signage.

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, seven 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.

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If you have any questions regarding the works, please do not hesitate to contact the Brisbane Move team on 1800 318 059 or email Brisbane Move.

Map - Buranda pedestrian wayfinder

University of Queensland (UQ) station works

As part of Brisbane Metro, Brisbane Move will deliver works to provide end of route charging at UQ Lakes station in St Lucia. Works will be delivered from early July 2022 to mid-2023, and will include:

  • establishment of a work site and access road at UQ Lakes station
  • upgrading the existing UQ Lakes station platforms, shelters and seating to allow the existing station to be serviced by the metro vehicle
  • construction of a new platform at UQ Lakes station and commissioning of a temporary stop
  • installation of charging infrastructure to allow metros to flash charge at the UQ Lakes station end of route charging facility
  • construction of charging containers at Dutton Park
  • underboring and installing the electrical supply for the charging containers in Dutton Park and pulling the cable under the Eleanor Schonell Bridge to UQ Lakes station
  • vegetation removal and clearing
  • installation of new services
  • temporary changes to cyclist and pedestrian movements, including:
  • closure of the dedicated cycleway on the downstream (southern) side of Eleanor Schonell Bridge from early July for up to four months, with a shared-user path created on the upstream side of the bridge 
  • closure of the bike path and footpaths adjacent to UQ Lakes station, with detours in place.

Works will be undertaken during:

  • Standard hours: Monday to Friday, between 7am and 6pm, and Saturday, between 8am and 1pm
  • Out-of-hours: Sunday to Thursday, between 7pm and 5am

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Dutton Park - site investigation and site establishment

Brisbane Move will deliver works within Dutton Park Recreation Reserve to install new advanced end-of-trip charging infrastructure to support metro operations.

These works will include:

  • intermittent site investigation works at UQ Lakes busway station at St Lucia to inform design.
  • establishment of a construction laydown facility within Dutton Park Recreation Reserve, adjacent to the Eastern Busway and TJ Doyle Memorial Drive.

Works will be undertaken throughout 2022 during:

  • Standard hours: Monday to Friday, between 7am and 6pm, and Saturday, between 8am and 1pm
  • Out-of-hours: Sunday to Thursday, between 7pm and 5am

Impacts include:

  • temporary lane closures and detours may be required around the work areas during construction activities
  • short pedestrian detours may be required around the work areas during construction activities.
  • general construction noise, dust and light from the use of construction equipment.

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of these works, including night works, noise and dust, on nearby businesses and properties.

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Metro depot

As part of Brisbane Metro, a new metro depot  will be constructed at School Road, Rochedale, adjacent to the South East Busway. Construction is underway, with completion expected in late 2023.

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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 section of School Road will form part of the metro depot site, providing the metro fleet access to a flash charging facility and a dedicated connection to the South East Busway.

Further details about the timings of this permanent closure will be communicated in the coming months.

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Service works on Miles Platting Road, Gardner Road and School Road

Brisbane Move are undertaking works to install new electrical and communication connections for the metro depot. These works include:

  • site investigations and service locating
  • trenching, directional drilling and utility pit construction to install new electricity conduits – from the existing Energex substation on Fraser Street, east along Miles Platting Road and south onto School Road
  • trenching to install new communications conduits – from the existing communications pit on Gardner Road near Arise Boulevard, west along Miles Platting Road and south onto School Road.

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Early works - sewer and busway access road 

From June 2021, early works commenced in preparation for the construction of a new metro depot.

Early works underway include:

  • trenching, micro-tunnelling and manhole construction to provide sewer connections - from Levington Road, under the Gateway Motorway (M3) and Pacific Motorway (M1), through the depot site and onto Priestdale Road, Rochedale
  • construction of a new busway access road - from the South East Busway into the depot site, adjacent to the Pacific Motorway Southbound on-ramp from Miles Platting Road, Rochedale.

Additional early works packages commencing in 2022 include:

  • electrical connections to support metro charging infrastructure – from Fraser Street, west along Miles Platting Road and south onto School Road
  • communications connections to support depot operations – from Arise Boulevard, south onto Gardner Road, west onto Miles Platting Road and south onto School Road. A connection is also required at the southern end of the depot from School Road and onto the existing South East Busway.

These packages of the metro depot early works are being delivered by Brisbane Move, Council's partner in delivering major infrastructure works across the project.

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Main construction works – bulk earthworks and in-ground services

From October 2021, main construction works commenced for delivery of the metro depot.

The works include:

  • significant excavation, as part of bulk earthworks to achieve suitable levels across the site
  • sewer, storm water and other in-ground service works
  • earth retaining structures
  • concrete and asphalt pavements
  • building works
  • landscaping.

Construction is expected to be complete mid-2023, subject to approvals, weather and construction conditions.

Find more detailed information about the specific work zones, work hours and expected impacts.

Last updated: 30 September 2022

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