In 2016, Brisbane City Council announced the Brisbane Metro concept — a high frequency, rapid transport connection designed to cut travel times, reduce Central Business District (CBD) bus congestion and free-up buses to provide more services in the suburbs.
Brisbane Metro was developed to address the current challenges facing Brisbane's bus network which has reached capacity at many inner city locations.
Council has since completed a range of technical assessments of the project and conducted extensive consultation with the community and key stakeholders.
Following the work completed last year, the Brisbane Metro concept has evolved to an expanded network of high frequency services.
About the project
Brisbane Metro will now run over 21 kilometres linking Eight Mile Plains, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), University of Queensland Lakes (UQ Lakes) and all busway stations in between using existing busway infrastructure.
The alignment will feature two new high capacity, high frequency Metro lines:
- Metro 1 - Eight Mile Plains busway station to Roma Street busway station
- Metro 2 - RBWH busway station to UQ Lakes busway station.
The expanded project will introduce a fleet of trackless, rubber-tyred Metro vehicles with capacity for up to 150 people that can use the busway alongside regular bus services.
Have your say
Residents can learn more about Brisbane Metro by attending an upcoming community information session. Project team members will be on-hand at each drop-in session to answer any questions and take feedback from the community.
The expanded Brisbane Metro provides a better transport solution for Brisbane that addresses key community and stakeholder concerns while still delivering a project that will cut travel times, reduce bus congestion in the CBD and improve public transport reliability.
Key benefits of the project will include:
- high frequency services as often as every 90 seconds between Roma Street and Mater Hill
- 21 kilometre dedicated route servicing 18 stations
- upgrades to 18 existing stations, including ticketing improvements to speed up boarding
- interchange opportunities at 11 locations
- improved CBD amenity through reduction of buses on streets
- improved journey times and more reliable services
- allows Metro to use the existing busway along with other regular bus services
- connects key health, knowledge and entertainment hubs
- fixes key bottlenecks at the Cultural Centre, Victoria Bridge and North Quay
- complements the proposed Cross River Rail project.
Council is committed to keeping the community informed about the project. Register your interest to receive updates about Brisbane Metro.
If you have any questions or would like more information about Brisbane Metro, you can:
- phone the project team on 1800 692 333 during business hours
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
- email the project team
- write to:
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
Brisbane Qld 4001
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