Brisbane's New Bus Network

Brisbane is growing and so is our bus network. Each year, our bus network moves more than two-thirds of Brisbane's public transport customers - that's nearly 80 million customers.

Brisbane City Council is evolving our network by investing in high-frequency turn-up-and-go services, to connect you to the people, places and activities you love.

Community consultation

To help create the best network possible, Council invited community feedback through a two-phase engagement program.

  • Phase 1: Initial city-wide online survey to seek early feedback on current travel preferences and experiences (July-October 2022). 
  • Phase 2: Community consultation where we invited you to have your say on the proposed network changes (October-December 2022).

Thank you to everyone who joined the conversation and provided valuable feedback. This has been reviewed and summarised to inform the Community Consultation Report, which outlines the consultation process, key feedback themes and online survey results.

Council has considered your feedback and submitted the reshaped network to Translink for approval. Council will keep the community informed about the final network once we have received further guidance from Translink and as we get closer to implementing Brisbane Metro and Brisbane’s New Bus Network in late 2024.

Community Consultation Report

Read through the Community Consultation Report to learn more about how you had your say on Brisbane’s New Bus Network.

Download the:

Community consultation feedback snapshot

readiness for public transport network improvements

excitement about the introduction of high-frequency, electric metro services

importance of bus services to local communities

enthusiasm for bus connections between neighbouring suburban centres

Your evolving bus network

Brisbane’s New Bus Network will: 

  • Introduce two new Brisbane Metro lines, unlocking capacity to get more people to where they want to go, at the times they want to travel.
  • Reduce bottlenecks and congestion by better utilising our busways and simplifying where services enter and exit the CBD, to deliver greater service reliability. 
  • Increase connections with other public transport modes, including Cross River Rail, to create more interchange opportunities and travel options. 

Helpful resources

To support the community consultation process in late 2022, a series of resources were developed to help Brisbane residents understand the proposed changes and provide feedback. These include the Interactive network map and Brisbane's New Bus Network Guide. The community consultation has closed, but you can still access our resources to find out more about proposed changes.

Interactive network map

Use the map to view Brisbane's New Bus Network and see what changes were proposed in late 2022.

Use the map

Brisbane's New Bus Network Guide

Read Brisbane's New Bus Network Guide to learn more about the changes proposed in late 2022.

Download the guide (PDF - 29Mb)

Brisbane's New Bus Network timeline


Development of Brisbane's New Bus Network draft

late 2022

Community consultation on Brisbane's New Bus Network draft


Community consultation report released

late 2023

Reshaped network submitted to Translink for approval


Progressively deliver metro services and implement the new network


Planning for future metro lines and network enhancements

Future network extensions

The new network will unblock bottlenecks and reduce congestion in the CBD and Brisbane’s south-eastern suburbs. This will enable capacity for future growth for the northern and eastern corridors, providing opportunity for more turn-up-and-go, on-time services for the rest of the network.

Future stages of Brisbane Metro could see services extend to other areas of Brisbane including Chermside, Brisbane Airport, Capalaba via Carindale and Springwood. These extensions would be subject to the delivery of busway infrastructure, available funding and government approvals. Council will continue to work with other levels of Government on future stages. 

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