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.

Brisbane's New Bus Network timeline

2021-mid 2022

Bus network development and community consultation planning

late 2022

Community consultation on Brisbane's New Bus Network from 10 October - 14 December 2022

mid-late 2023

Review community feedback, finalise bus network design and submit to Translink for approval

late 2024

Introduction of new bus network and introduction of metro services


Planning for future metro extensions and network enhancements

Our bus network

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. 

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. 

Community consultation and next steps

Brisbane City Council invited the community to have their say and help shape Brisbane's New Bus Network. Community consultation closed on 14 December 2022, and we want to thank everyone who had their say and joined the conversation on proposed bus network changes.

Over the nine-week consultation period, many of you took time attending our community information sessions or visiting our interactive network portal to find out about the proposed changes and have your say.

Council will now analyse and assess the feedback received during the consultation period. This process will give our transport planners the opportunity to review your feedback and consider what further changes or enhancements could be made.

Interactive network portal

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. 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, see if there are any changes to your journey, and which alternative routes are available.

Use the map

The Brisbane Metro Game

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

Play the game

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

New bus network benefits

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

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. 

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Last updated: 15 December 2022

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