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Brisbane Metro

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Estimated Project Cost:$944,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$300,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council

Project Description

Brisbane Metro comprises a high-frequency metro network across 21 kilometres of existing busway that links Eight Mile Plains, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and the University of Queensland Lakes to the Brisbane CBD. The alignment will feature two new high-capacity, high-frequency metro lines:

  • Metro 1 - Eight Mile Plains station to Roma Street station
  • Metro 2 - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital station to University of Queensland Lakes station

The project will also introduce a new fleet of 60 metro vehicles, each with capacity for up to 150 people that can use the busway alongside other bus services.


Increased Connectivity:

  • high-frequency services every three minutes in peak periods on weekdays
  • connects key health, education, knowledge and entertainment hubs

Reduced Congestion and Improved Travel Times:

  • fixes key bottlenecks at the Cultural Centre, Victoria Bridge and North Quay
  • improved journey times and more reliable services

Enhance Urban Development and Community Amenity:

  • interchange opportunities at 11 locations
  • improved CBD amentiy through reduction of buses on streets


The Australian Government will provide a capped contribution of $300 million towards the project.

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Project details last updated: 24/09/2018