Brisbane Metro "The Right Solution" For Queensland's Capital
- June 16, 2017
- Ayda Shabanzadeh
Get excited Brisbane, moves are afoot for a brand new public transport network that will reduce the city’s traffic by up to 50%.
Named Brisbane Metro, the project will link up with other forthcoming major projects such as the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf development, $1.1 billion Herston Quarter and Brisbane Live.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk called the project “the right solution” for Queensland’s capital and suggested Brisbane Metro would boost our standing as a global city.
“The Brisbane Metro will demonstrate our credentials as a vibrant 24 hour, New World City with services operating around the clock on weekends,” he said.
Set to cost $944 million, Brisbane Metro will feature 61 Wi-Fi equipped vehicles that will commute on two high-capacity and high-frequency metro lines spanning 21 kilometres.
Furthermore, the construction of Brisbane Metro will upgrade 17 existing stations and will introduce an unprecedented underground station at the Cultural Centre.
Cr Quirk said that the forthcoming Brisbane Metro will improve the quality of life for residents in the Sunshine State’s capital.
“The Brisbane Metro business case confirms the project is a feasible, value for money investment that will provide significant benefits for both Brisbane and the region,” he said.
A large-scale project, Brisbane Metro is expected to be constructed and fully operational by the end of 2022.
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