Brisbane Metro video transcript

This is a transcript of the Brisbane Metro video on Council's YouTube account.

Brisbane is growing and so is the demand for faster, more efficient public transport. That's why Brisbane City Council has expanded Brisbane Metro, providing more services to more people.

By 2041, Brisbane will support more than 1.2 million jobs through our growing economy. More than 630,000 of these will be located in the inner city, increasing demand for more public transport.

Our inner city busway stations and CBD bus stops are already at capacity during peak times causing congestion, queuing and lengthy delays.

With two thirds of Brisbane public transport passengers using buses, now is the time to evolve our public transport system. If we don't the numbers of buses in the CBD will double, choking inner city streets and slowing down our economy. But there is a solution.

Brisbane Metro will introduce a modern, high-frequency metro system to the inner city and suburbs. A fleet of high capacity Metro vehicles will service two new Metro lines along parts of the existing busway. Metro 1 will link Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street and Metro 2 will link Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital to UQ.

By fixing critical bottlenecks and introducing improvements like off-board ticketing and multi-door boarding, your journey will be faster and more reliable. Travel between Buranda and King George Square station will be up to 30 per cent faster in the morning peak and up to 50 per cent faster in the evening peak. And with services every three minutes in peak periods and every five minutes throughout the day, Brisbane Metro means fewer delays, shorter commutes and easy transfers. Passengers wil be able to connect to Metro services at 18 stations and transfer between Metro, bus and rail at 11 locations.  You will also be able to easily connect to the planned Cross River Rail at Roma Street and Boggo Road.

Brisbane Metro is Council's first step in introducing a network of high frequency Metro and improved Glider services across the city. This means you can spend less time commuting and more time enjoying everything Brisbane has to offer.

It's all part of Council's vision for a more sustainable, more liveable New World City.



06 April 2018