Double-decker CityCat - CityCat 22

Brisbane City Council has announced a new vessel, a double-decker CityCat (CityCat 22), which will join Council’s existing fleet of CityCats. This means more opportunities to connect with the people and places that make our city great.

CityCat 22 represents the evolution of river travel and enhances the passenger experience.

This is all part of our plan to deliver a modern public transport network with a further six NextGen double-decker CityCats joining the fleet over the next four years.

The contract to build our first double-decker CityCat (CityCat 22) has been awarded and construction is expected to be complete late 2019.

Brisbane just keeps getting better. A new double-decker CityCat is on its way.

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Double-decker CityCat coming soon

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

Read the video transcript

Brisbane just keeps getting better.
There’s a new double decker CityCat coming.
And the views will make you feel like…
The king of the river! Or queen.
This is Brisbetter.

CityCat 22 features

The new CityCat 22 vessel will include:

  • the ability to carry a total of 170 passengers
  • an upper deck, providing seating for 20 passengers. The upper deck will be accessible via rear stairs
  • rear deck seating for 16 passengers and space for up to 10 bikes
  • an open front deck with a clear viewing pane below the handrail
  • up to 6 dedicated wheelchair and mobility scooter areas will be available, subject to final design
  • lower windows in sections of the main cabin, allowing passengers in mobility devices and children to enjoy the view
  • table and lounge seating options including USB device charging ports
  • free Wi-Fi
  • hearing augmentation loops.

The new CityCat will operate under the existing contract with Transdev Brisbane Ferries.

Where to catch the new CityCat

Once launched into the fleet, CityCat 22 will operate along the length of the existing CityCat network allowing passengers from across the city to experience this iconic new vessel.

More information

If you would like to find out more about the project, you can:

  • phone Council on 1800 884 681 (during business hours)
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 (outside of business hours)
  • email the project team.
Last updated:26 September 2019