Brisbane's New Bus Network

Brisbane is growing and so is our bus network. Brisbane City Council is excited to share Brisbane's New Bus Network, and we want your feedback.

Each year, our bus network moves more than two-thirds of Brisbane's public transport customers - that's nearly 80 million customers. Currently, our inner-city busways and bus stops are congested, and as our population continues to grow, we know this will add more pressure to both our road and public transport network. We’re evolving our network by investing in high-frequency turn-up-and-go services, to connect you to the people, places and activities you love.  

Council’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. 

Join the conversation — have your say

We want to create the best possible network for you and now we need your help to shape Brisbane's public transport future. You're now invited to have your say before midnight on Wednesday 14 December 2022. There are a number of ways you can learn more and share your feedback on Brisbane's Bus Network, including by attending an information session or using the tools in our Interactive network portal.

Interactive network portal

Access the three online tools in the Interactive network portal to understand why we need to evolve, what the changes mean for you and provide feedback.

Interactive network map

Use the interactive network map to view Brisbane's New Bus Network, see if there are changes to your journey, which alternative routes are available to help you plan your future journeys and provide feedback.

Online survey

Complete the online network survey before midnight on Wednesday 14 December, to join the conversation about Brisbane's New Bus Network. Tell us what you like and what can be improved.

The Brisbane Metro Game

Play The Brisbane Metro Game — a fun and interactive way to learn why our network needs to evolve and how metros will improve our network.

Brisbane's New Bus Network guide

Council has produced the Brisbane’s New Bus Network guide to support consultation with our community about the future of Brisbane’s bus network.

Download the Brisbane's New Bus Network guide (PDF - 29Mb)

 

Community information sessions

Speak to a member of our network team at one of a number of information sessions being held across Brisbane between October and December. You're welcome to drop in at any time during one of our remaining sessions to learn more and share your feedback on Brisbane's New Bus Network.

Find session details

Interpreters are available in-person at selected sessions noted in the information table. If you would like an interpreter to attend another session, contact the network team by phone on 1800 692 333 or by email and specify the language and session date. The request must be made at least three business days prior to your preferred session.

Table showing date, time and location details for community information sessions
Date and time Location
Thursday 24 November,
11am-1pm
Indooroopilly Library
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Level 4, 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly 
Saturday 26 November,
10am-12pm
Coopers Plains Library
107 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains
Tuesday 29 November,
4-6pm
Brisbane Metro Information Centre
63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City

Saturday 3 December,
10am-12pm

A Mandarin interpreter will be available for the duration of this event.

Warrigal Square Shopping Centre
261 Warrigal Road, Eight Mile Plains

 

Tuesday 6 December,
11am-1pm
Brisbane Metro Information Centre
63 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City
Saturday 10 December,
10am-12pm
Wellers Hill Bowls Club
34 Esher Street, Tarragindi

New bus network features

more than half of journeys will be faster during peak times

160,000 additional trips each year

south east busway capacity increased by 30.4 million passengers per year in 2031

freeing up cultural centre station

Brisbane Metro Stage 1 will evolve our bus network, operating alongside high-frequency busway services. Other suburb-to-city services will travel via new route paths, reducing congestion and improving network reliability.

As part of our plan to evolve the bus network, changes are proposed in the inner-city and south-eastern suburbs, these include:

Three new routes

Newly serviced roads

New all-day services

Integrated network linking with Cross River Rail

Enhanced suburban connections to key destinations

12 suburban routes redesigned to connect with metro

Routes divided to make them more reliable

13 routes combined for greater efficiency

Two routes removed

Access the Interactive network portal, attend a community information session or download the Brisbane’s New Bus Network guide, to find out what these changes might mean for you.

New bus network timeline

2021-2022

Network development

From mid-2022

Pre-consultation phase

from october 2022

Community consultation on the new network

2023

Finalise network design and submit for review

2024

Implementation of new network and introduction of metro services

Ongoing

Planning for future metro lines and network changes

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, Carindale to Capalaba 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. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or to find out more about Brisbane’s New Bus Network, you can:

  • contact the network team on 1800 692 333 (business hours)
  • email metro@brisbane.qld.gov.au
  • write to:
    Brisbane New Bus Network
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001.
Last updated: 25 November 2022

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