The Brisbane Metro will see the adoption of a high frequency rapid transit transport system along 21 kilometres of existing busway between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) and Eight Mile Plains. It includes 18 stations, including 11 interchange stations, two of which will link to the State Government's planned Cross River Rail.
The Vehicle Design and Delivery works comprises the design and delivery of 60 trackless rubber-tyred metro vehicles. The successful bidder will need to design and deliver a successful prototype vehicle before constructing the full fleet of 60.
|Jul 2018||ROIs Open|
|Aug 2018||ROIs Close|
|Sep 2018||EOIs Open|
|Oct 2018||EOIs Close|
|Nov 2018||RFP Open|
|Nov 2019||Preferred Bidder Selected|
|2022||Vehicle Testing Expected to Commence|
|Nov 2023||Services Expected to Commence|
|Shortlist:||Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, and Transit Australia Group and Van Hool.|
|Successful Tenderer:||HESS AG, Volgren and ABB Joint Venture.|
The works will be delivered under a Design and Construct Contract.
|Dec 2018||Brisbane City Council (BCC) announced that three groups had been shortlisted for the contract, including: Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, and Transit Australia Group and Van Hool.|
|Nov 2019||BCC recommended the group comprising HESS AG, Volgren and ABB, as preferred supplier to design and build the Brisbane Metro vehicle fleet.|