In 2016, Brisbane City Council announced the Brisbane Metro concept, a high frequency rapid transport connection designed to cut travel times, reduce 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.
Brisbane Metro will now run over 21 kilometres linking Eight Mile Plains, RBWH and UQ Lakes busway stations 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 revised 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.
It 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.
- high frequency services as often as every 90 seconds
- 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 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 and providing opportunities for residents to have their say. Register your interest to receive updates on future engagement opportunities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- write to: Brisbane Metro Brisbane City Council GPO Box 1434 Brisbane QLD 4001
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