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April 29, 2018

Update On Brisbane Metro

Brisbane Metro’s draft Design Report is underway and set to be released this month. Not sure what we’re talking about? We’ve answered some of the Frequently Asked Questions about the project to help you out.

What is Brisbane Metro?

Brisbane Metro is part of the Brisbane City Council’s vision for Brisbane to have a modern public transport network. It integrates metro, bus and rail services on a turn-up-and-go high frequency network that aims to support future growth within Brisbane’s economy.

The goal?

  • 21km dedicated route
  • 18 serviced stations
  • 11 interchange locations
  • Services every 3 minutes in peak period
  • Reduces inner city congestion
  • Improves travel time by up to 50%
  • Fixes critical bottlenecks on the busways
  • Can carry up to 22,000 people every hour

Aspects of the project

Links: Metro 1 will link Eight Mile Plains busway station to Roma Street busway station. Metro 2 will link RBWH busway station to UQ Lakes busway station.

Cultural Centre: a new underground station at the Cultural Centre to provide uninterrupted connection between the South East Busway and Victoria Bridge.

Rochedale: a depot established at Rochedale for high capacity metro vehicles, to ensure convenient and direct access to the existing busway.

What is the draft Design Report?

The draft will describe in full detail the plans for construction and operation of the project. It also allows the public to have their say on the report. Stay tuned for an update on its release.