Brisbane Metro to Eventually Serve Chermside, Carindale, and Springwood

Brisbane Metro could eventually be extended to Chermside, Carindale, and Springwood as part of Brisbane City Council’s integrated public transport solution to meet the city’s long-term transport requirements.

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As indicated in the Council’s plans, the new Chermside line would feed into the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital station.

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The Carindale line would feed into the Buranda metro station, whilst the Springwood line would be an extension of the Eight Mile Plains busway station.

According to Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner, the expanded Brisbane Metro would run along the Eastern Busway and Northern Busway extensions.

Dedicated bus lanes and construction of Brisbane Metro platforms are required for the extensions to be completed.

Updates on the Brisbane Metro

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The Brisbane Metro is expected to cost $944 million based on the assessments undertaken as part of the Business Case for the high-frequency public transport system.

In May 2018, the Federal Government confirmed a $300m funding commitment to Brisbane Metro in the 2018-19 Federal Budget and the Council is working closely with the State Government and Federal Government to progress detailed planning for Brisbane Metro.

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Planning for the detailed specifications for all aspects of Brisbane Metro’s construction and operation are now underway following the release of the draft Design Report in April 2018.

Subject to approvals, Council expects procurement activities for Brisbane Metro to commence in mid-2018.

Detailed design and construction of Brisbane Metro are planned to commence in 2019, with metro services expected to commence in 2023.

For more information about Brisbane Metro, you can:

  • Call the project team on 1800 692 333 during business hours
  • Call Council on 07 3403 8888 after hours
  • Email the project team at
  • Write to:
    Brisbane Metro
    Brisbane City Council
    GPO Box 1434
    Brisbane Qld 4001