The Brisbane Metro will provide high frequency rapid transit transport along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and Eight Mile Plains. The project will include 18 stations, of which 11 will be interchange stations, and two of which will link to Cross River Rail stations.
The Metro will use 60 trackless rubber-tyred metro vehicles, each with a capacity of 150 passengers, along two routes:
- Metro 1: Eight Mile Plains busway station to Roma Street busway station, and
- Metro 2: RBWH busway station to UQ Lakes busway station.
The project would comprise six packages of work:
- Early Works
- Vehicle Design and Delivery (awarded to HESS AG, Volgren and ABB)
- Inner-City Infrastructure works (awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup)
- Suburban Infrastructure works (awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup)
- Depot Works (awarded to ADCO Constructions), and
- Systems Design and Delivery (awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup).
Key design elements include:
- conversion of Victoria Bridge to a green bridge
- construction of a tunnel underneath Adelaide street connecting to King George Square Station
- construction of a new underground Cultural Centre station, providing an uninterrupted connection - between the South East Busway and Victoria Bridge, and
- removal of the Melbourne street busway portal.
|2023||Expected Construction Completion|
|Brisbane City Council|
|Procuring Agency:||Brisbane City Council.|
A Collaborative Partnership model was used to procure the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works and the Systems Design and Delivery contracts.
|May 2017||A preliminary business case was completed, finding a Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) of 1.91.|
|2017||$430 million in funding was allocated towards the project over forward estimates in BCC’s 2017-18 Annual Plan and Budget. A further $300 million was allocated to the project in the State Budget, with the revenue assumption for this contribution over the forward estimates based on an expected contribution from State and Federal Governments.|
|Feb 2018||The BCC announced the project would comprise six packages of work.|
|2018||BCC's 2018-19 Budget allocated circa $708 million over the forward estimates towards Brisbane Metro out of the $3.1 billion Budget. The allocation confirms the Council’s commitment to funding circa two-thirds of the project cost, with the Federal Government committing the remaining $300 million in the 2018-19 Budget. The Federal Government funding will be provided between FY2018-19 and FY2023-24.|
|Jul 2018||At an Industry Briefing, BCC announced the Collaborative Partnership model initially chosen to procure the Inner-City Infrastructure Works, would also include the procurement of the Suburban Infrastructure Works and the Systems Design and Delivery contracts.|
|Aug 2018||Procurement of the main packages began.|
|2019||BCC's 2019-20 Budget allocated $873 million towards Brisbane Metro over the forward estimates.|
|Nov 2019||A Joint Venture comprising HESS AG, Volgren and ABB were named the preferred bidders to deliver the Vehicle Design and Delivery contract.|
|Oct 2020||The Inner-City Infrastructure Works, Suburban Infrastructure Works and Systems Design and Delivery contracts were awarded to Brisbane Move, comprising ACCIONA and Arup.|
|Feb 2021||The Depot Works contract was awarded to ADCO Constructions.|
|Jun 2022||Brisbane City Council in its 2022-23 Budget allocated $1.2 billion over the next four years to the project, including $42.4 million towards planning for Brisbane Metro Stage Two.|
Project Update - March 2018
Draft Design Report - April 2018
Brisbane City Council Budget 2018-19
Brisbane City Council Budget 2020-21
Industry briefing - March 2019