CityCat services

From 13 December, all stops CityCat services operate daily between The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia and Northshore, Hamilton, delivering up to 140 all stops services each week, for residents, commuters and visitors.

From 13 December, the Express CityCat service provides 145 express services each week (excluding weekends and public holidays). These services offer faster travel during peak periods. Passengers can travel from Guyatt Park to QUT Gardens Point in as little as 18 minutes. This service will operate as SpeedyCat until 12 December.

From 13 December, the NightCat service is a 12-month trial of additional services offering 15-minute frequency on CityCats on Friday and Saturday nights until midnight. 

Generation 4 double-decker CityCats

Brisbane City Council launched the Generation 4 double-decker CityCat vessel Yoogera in November 2019, and the second, Neville Bonner, in August 2020, providing more opportunities to connect the people and places that make our city great. The third vessel Mianjin II was launched in April 2021, and the fourth, Barrambin II, on 14 October 2021.

Council is delivering five more Generation 4 double-decker CityCats to complement and replace five more of the existing vessels nearing the end of their serviceable lifespan.

This is all part of our plan to deliver a modern public transport network that represents the evolution of river travel and enhances the passenger experience. 

Generation 4 double-decker CityCat schedule

This table provides information about the Generation 4 double-decker CityCat schedule including CityCat number, CityCat name and delivery date.
CityCat number CityCat name Delivery date
CityCat 26 To be announced Mid 2022
CityCat 27 To be announced Late 2022
CityCat 28 to CityCat 30 To be announced Between 2023 and 2025

Generation 4 double-decker CityCat features

Generation 4 double-decker CityCat features include:

  • the ability to carry a total of 170 passengers
  • an upper deck, providing seating for 20 passengers
  • rear deck seating for 16 passengers and space for 10 bikes
  • an open front deck with a clear viewing pane below the handrail
  • up to six dedicated wheelchair and mobility scooter areas
  • 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
  • hearing augmentation loops
  • toilet facilities onboard for customer convenience.

Generation 4 double-decker CityCats operate under the existing contract with RiverCity Ferries.

Express CityCats

New Express CityCat services will operate along the river from 13 December 2021. Community feedback received through Council’s Ferry Network Review, market research and patronage data have informed the changes which will include regular express services during peak periods.  

Eastern Express CityCats will provide services every 15 minutes between Apollo Road and Riverside in peak times (7-9am and 4-6.30pm weekdays, excluding public holidays). These Express CityCats will stop at Apollo Road, Bretts Wharf, Bulimba, Hawthorne and Riverside, and save commuters up to nine minutes.

Western Express CityCats will provide services between West End and QUT Gardens Point approximately every 15 to 30 minutes in peak times (weekdays, excluding public holidays). These Express CityCats will stop at West End, Guyatt Park, Regatta, North Quay and QUT Gardens Point, and save commuters up to four minutes. 

The express services will help residents, visitors and commuters get to their destination more quickly and safely.

This service will operate as SpeedyCat until 12 December.


The CityCat timetable, incorporating Express CityCat services, is available on the TransLink website

Brisbane just keeps getting better.

The double-decker CityCats, Yoogera, Neville Bonner, and Mianjin II are here.

Find out more about the other ways we're making Brisbetter.

Last updated: 29 November 2021
Topics: citycat