Brisbane new route improvement construction project

Brisbane Metro Subway System

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The Brisbane Metro system is one of the most important public transport projects in Brisbane. As the bus network in most cities has been opened, the Brisbane Metro System will provide a high-frequency metro system to reduce travel time, reduce CBD bus congestion, and release more buses to provide more services in the suburbs of Brisbane. The Brisbane Metro system will use the existing inner north and southeast bus infrastructure and dedicated roads and tunnels to avoid congestions.

The seven-kilometre route will run from Woolloongabba to Herston, stopping at Mater Hill on the South Bank, connecting to a new underground station at the Cultural Centre that continues onto the Victoria Bridge and enter a new underground gate at Adelaide Street to connect with George Square, Roma Street, Normanby and QUT Kelvin Grove Station. At the farthest point, the interchange station will transfer bus passengers to the subway station so that they can enter the CBD more efficiently. In addition. the Brisbane Metro provides turn-up-and-go services, operating 24 hours on weekends - no timetables needed.

This city-shaping project is fully funded in partnership with the Australian Government and will transform our city's public transport network. The Brisbane Metro's all-electric, high-capacity vehicles will provide more travel options with easy links to bus and train services, building new and improved infrastructure and using the best technology to suit our river city.



  • Seven kilometres of fast uninterrupted travel

  • Service targets every two minutes

  • The capacity of 30,000 passengers per hour

  • Three new stations and upgrades to existing stations

  • Improve travel time

  • All-electric vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions

  • New and improved infrastructure for a better-planned network

  • Turn-up-and-go services – no timetables needed

  • Creating 2600 jobs throughout design and construction