Brisbane Metro - Latest News & Updates


Priority Status: High Priority Project

State: QLD

City: Brisbane

Suburbs Affected: Eight Mile Plains to Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital

Brisbane Metro Project Plan

  • Brisbane Metro Cost: $944 million
  • Federal Funding: $300 million
  • QLD State Government Funding: TBD
  • Project Type: Rail - Busway Upgrade
  • Length of Job: 21km

Brisbane Metro Construction Details

The Brisbane Metro project centres on bus service upgrades of both infrastructure and non-infrastructure within the inner-city. The key elements to the project aim to remove major congestion points on the busway and include:

  • new underground station and tunnel builds
  • upgrading the metro vehicles to higher capacity, longer and easier access versions
  • revising operational models to improve servicing and increase frequency

The initiative will be complimentary in nature to the Cross River Rail, through creation of an interchange between Roma Street and Boggo Road bus and rail networks.

Brisbane Metro Tender Stage and Contract

As of February 20 2020, this was the last known update on the tendering stage of the Brisbane Metro.

Tender Release Date: Mid 2020

Known Contractors Tendering: Metro Depot: ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd, Broad Constructions Pty Ltd, Decmil/BMD Constructions Joint Venture, Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd.

Listed on iSeekplant?: Y

Brisbane Metro Jobs & Community Plan

Projected Jobs For Brisbane Metro: 165 during construction

Public transport travel in the central Brisbane area is significantly impacted by capacity constraints on the current bus network. While the majority of Brisbane population growth is occurring in the middle and outer suburbs, public transport demand is growing due to inner-city employment growth.

A 58% increase in bus travel in Brisbane is expected by 2031, equating to 581,000 travellers each day (up from 368,000 travellers per day in 2016). Currently, the 25 km of dedicated busway experiences significant delays at key junctures where buses converge with regular traffic. This is resulting in lengthy delays, while stations are also congested due to capacity of platforms and inefficient traveller movement practices.

Without the planned works to help alleviate the constraints, further strain will be placed on the Brisbane transport system as workers from areas such as South-East Queensland commute to the city, resulting in lost productivity.

Brisbane Metro Upgrade Timeline

Brisbane Metro - Construction: 2019

Brisbane Metro - Completion Date: 2023

Brisbane Metro - Timeframe: 0-5 years



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