Metro depot

Artist's impression - metro depot workshop

As part of Brisbane Metro, Brisbane City Council is constructing a new metro depot at Rochedale, which will house the new fleet of fully electric metros.

This 10-hectare end of route facility will provide advanced metro charging solutions for a cleaner and greener Brisbane, making it one of the largest and most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in Australia.

Delivery of the metro depot is well underway with major construction expected to be complete by the end of May 2024, subject to approvals, weather and construction conditions. Find information on upcoming construction activities.

Metro depot location

Metro depot features

  • Stabling and maintenance facilities for the new fleet of 60 battery electric metros.
  • Five end of route Grid e-Motion flash chargers which can recharge a metro in under six minutes, as well as 60 CCS2 plug-in slow chargers, and their supporting charging infrastructure.
  • Metro driver amenities, administration offices and on-site parking to support the day-to-day running of the depot and metro fleet operations.
  • Extensive workshop facilities to accommodate both routine maintenance and body repairs on the metro fleet.
  • Capacity to accommodate growth to the fleet in line with future service requirements.

Accessible map

Download the Metro depot location map (Word - 157Kb)

Metro depot benefits

Supporting approximately 170 jobs during design and construction

Majority of the contract spend will occur within Brisbane and South East Queensland

Building design specification will achieve a '5 Star' Green Star rating through sustainable design solutions

Each year 1 megawatt of clean and green solar energy will help reduce Metro depot carbon emissions

Metro depot fly through video

Artist impressions of the metro depot

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel.

Timeline of activities

2017 - Planning and land acquisition


Early 2021 - Contract award to ADCO Constructions for the design and construction


Mid 2021 - Site preparation and investigation works


Late 2021 - Main construction works


* subject to approvals, weather and construction conditions

Keeping our city clean and green

The building design specification for the metro depot will achieve a 5 Star Green Star certification rating. Green Star is Australia's largest voluntary and holistic sustainability rating system for buildings, fit outs and communities.

As part of achieving this rating, a large solar photovoltaic system will be installed on the roof of the buildings. The system, which is targeting 1 megawatt, will help offset some of the operational demands of the metros and substantially reduce the depot’s annual electricity costs and carbon emissions.

For comparison, Council currently has approximately 2.2 megawatts of solar installed across 37 sites throughout Brisbane.

Council is also proposing other opportunities to ensure the metro depot is a clean, green and sustainable facility. This includes investigating the use of harvested rainwater across the site, as well as recycled water as part of the metro wash facility.

Upcoming construction activities

Construction of the new depot is expected to be complete by the end of May 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting. General construction noise, light and dust from the use of construction machinery and equipment is expected. Every effort will be made to reduce these impacts.

Within the metro depot site

Summary of works:

  • Landscaping.
  • Concrete, pavement works.
  • Slow charger commissioning.
  • Building fit-out works.
  • Bus wash fit-out, external cladding and sheeting.
  • Construction vehicle movements, with site access via School Road.
  • Site wide testing and commissioning.
  • Utility services completion works.

Work hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm 
  • Saturday to Sunday, 6am to 6pm
  • Some works may be required out-of-hours, from Monday to Friday, 7pm to 5am
School Road, Rochedale, outside the metro depot

Summary of works:

  • Landscaping to School Road verge.
  • Concrete pavement tie-in works to the South East busway entry/exit points.
  • School Road line marking and signage installation.
  • Footpath works.

Work hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 6pm
  • Some works may be required out-of-hours, from Monday to Friday, 7pm to 5am. 

Changed traffic conditions are required, with signage and traffic management in place to manage pedestrians and general traffic movements on School Road.

Big Al's Creek (between the Gateway Motorway off ramp and the Pacific Motorway), Eight Mile Plains

Utility services completion works. To minimise traffic impacts, most works will occur Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 6am 

Levington Road, Eight Mile Plains

Utility services completion works. Work hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 1pm
  • To minimise traffic impacts, some works will occur Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 6am.

Find out more about these works

Documents and resources

For more information, download the latest Metro depot construction notice.

Sign up for construction updates

The project team will continue to keep local residents, businesses and other stakeholders informed about the metro depot as construction progresses. If you would like to receive regular metro depot construction updates via email, you can:

  • phone the project team on 1800 692 333 (business hours)
  • email the project team and ask to register for future construction updates.
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