Works commence on $944M Brisbane Metro

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The Brisbane Metro has reached another milestone as works are underway in South Brisbane.

The Brisbane Metro project is a mass public transport initiative that aims to connect the city to the suburbs.

Alan Tudge, Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, said frequent peak hour services will be provided once the metro is completed, and will get commuters home considerably quicker.

“New high-frequency services will link with suburban bus and train services, really helping to connect the city to the suburbs and easing congestion bottlenecks.”

Geotechnical investigation, sewer pump station construction, piling and excavations have begun on the project.

Once the pump station is built, Alexander Smith Place Park will be rejuvenated with, street furniture, vibrant plants and a drinking fountain.

Key facts:

  • A new fleet of 60 electric Metro vehicles , following successful testing of the pilot vehicle
  • Capacity for 150 passengers in comfort and 180 in event mode
  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Two new Metro lines
  • Metro servicing 18 stations
  • Interchange at 11 locations
  • Complement Cross River Rail with interchanges at Boggo Road station and Roma Street station

The expected cost to build the Brisbane Metro is $944 million. Council has committed to provide $644 million in funding. The Australian Government has provided a $300 million funding commitment in the 2018-19 Federal Budget.

Brisbane Metro services are expected to be in operation by late 2023.

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