Brisbane Metro project overview - video transcript

This is a transcript of the Brisbane Metro project overview video on Council's YouTube account.

Brisbane City Council is building a greater transport network to get you from the city to the suburbs, quicker and safer.

The first stage of Brisbane Metro will see two new, turn-up-and-go Metro lines, connecting the city to the suburbs along dedicated busways.

Metro 1 will link Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street.

Metro 2 will link the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, to the University of Queensland.

You’ll be able to change between Metro, bus or train at 11 different locations, including the planned Cross River Rail.

Future stages could see Brisbane Metro extended to other parts of the city, like Carindale, Chermside and Brisbane Airport.

Rather than hundreds of buses travelling into the city, they’ll link with new high-capacity and high-frequency, Metro services.

That means more available buses for the suburbs and less congestion in the city.

Travel will be made easier, with 17 stations upgraded with real-time travel information to help you plan your journey.

Up to 60 new Metro vehicles will each have a capacity for up to 150 passengers and feature journey information displays, Wi-Fi connectivity and mobile charging.

All-door boarding and a low floor design will mean faster journeys and less time waiting.

Brisbane Metro will deliver new and upgraded infrastructure to provide better connections, including:

  • a new state-of-the-art underground station at the Cultural Centre
  • a new tunnel underneath Adelaide Street from North Quay to King George Square station
  • Victoria Bridge converted into a ‘green bridge’ providing dedicated pedestrian pathways, a separated two-way cycleway and three lanes for Metro and bus services
  • and a new Metro depot at Rochedale to stable and maintain the Metro vehicle fleet.

With Brisbane Metro you’ll get home up to 50% quicker, with services running every three minutes in peak and 24 hours on the weekend.

It’s all part of Council’s plan to get you home quicker and safer with more travel options, less congestion and a greater public transport network.

Get to know Brisbane Metro. Visit the Brisbane City Council website and search ‘Brisbane Metro’.

Last updated: 6 March 2020