What is the Brisbane Metro?

Brisbane Metro Subway System is one of Brisbane’s most significant public transport projects.

With much of the inner-city bus network already at capacity, Brisbane Metro Subway System will deliver a high-frequency subway system that will cut travel times, reduce CBD congestion and provide more buses to the suburbs.

Brisbane Metro Subway System will use existing northern and south east busway infrastructure as well as dedicated roads and tunnels to avoid road network congestion.

The seven kilometre route will run from Herston to Woolloongabba, with stops at Kelvin Grove, Normanby, Roma Street, a new underground portal at Adelaide Street linking with the King George Square busway and a new underground portal at South Bank’s Cultural Centre linking to Victoria Bridge.

While located in the inner-city, Brisbane Metro Subway System will provide benefits to commuters in the middle and outer suburbs that are increasingly spending long periods of time in bus gridlock.

Brisbane Metro Subway System video

Watch the Brisbane Metro Subway System video to see how it will transform your journey from the suburbs to the inner city.


  • seven kilometres of fast uninterrupted travel
  • services every two minutes
  • carry up to 30,000 passengers per hour
  • improved CBD amenity through a reduction in buses on the streets
  • three new stations and upgrades to existing stations
  • smoother, quieter and quicker than light rail
  • improved journey times
  • Victoria Bridge dedicated to Brisbane Metro Subway System, other bus services, pedestrians and cyclists
  • more effective use of existing infrastructure

For more information

For further information and updates on Brisbane Metro Subway System, visit Council's website here.