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    Brisbane Metro

    Brisbane Metro is a high-frequency public transport system that will cut travel times, reduce Central Business District (CBD) bus congestion and improve services to the suburbs. By fixing critical bottlenecks in the inner-city, and introducing new, high-capacity metro vehicles, it provides a cost-effective solution to Brisbane's bus congestion issues.

    In May 2017, Brisbane City Council released the Brisbane Metro Business Case, following a 12 month detailed assessment of the benefits, costs and impacts of delivering the project. The Business Case confirms the project is a value-for-money investment in our public transport network that will provide significant benefits for both the city and the region.

    Based on assessments undertaken as part of the Business Case, Brisbane Metro is expected to cost $944 million and will deliver a benefit cost ratio of 1.91, meaning for every $1 of total expenditure, the Project is expected to return $1.91 of benefits to Brisbane's economy.

    Council has developed a Key Findings Report, which summarises the key outcomes of the Brisbane Metro Business Case. The report discusses the following:

    • need for Brisbane Metro
    • current bus network challenges
    • development and evolution of Brisbane Metro
    • key elements of the project
    • future transport network
    • next steps.

    The Key Findings Report and Brisbane Metro Business Case are available to download.


    The Brisbane Metro project was first announced in 2016 as a solution to the current challenges facing Brisbane's bus network, which has reached capacity at many inner-city locations. It proposed repurposing existing busway infrastructure to provide a dedicated high-frequency metro corridor through the inner-city. Following this, Council completed a range of detailed technical assessments of the project and conducted extensive consultation with the community and key stakeholders. 

    In 2017, Brisbane City Council announced the expanded Brisbane Metro project which delivers a network of high-frequency metro services to the inner city and suburbs.

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