Brisbane Metro project early works commenced
By Tom O'Sullivan on 05 September 2018
With early works underway, the $944 million project that will build the Brisbane Metro is moving forward. Included in the early works are surface feature survey, geotechnical investigations and identification of underground services locations.
Investigation works will continue along the project corridor over the coming months and locations including the Cultural Centre precinct in South Brisbane, the Brisbane CBD, Buranda, Mount Gravatt and Rochedale.
Using the existing South East Busway and parts of the Northern Busway, the Brisbane metro project will be delivering two new high-capacity metro lines. Metro 1 – Eight Mile Plains stations to Roma Street station and Metro 2 – Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital station to University of Queensland Lakes station. The project will also include new 18 stations and 11 interchanges spread across a 21-kilometre dedicated route, and a fleet of 60 high-capacity metro vehicles, among others.
With services on the new Brisbane Metro set to begin in 2023, major construction activities on the project is expected to commence in 2019.
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