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Brisbane Metro.

Brisbane Metro

2019-04-09 10:00:00 +1000 by Lawrence Allum

CGC Projects in Focus - Brisbane Metro

In our latest post in the, CGC Projects in Focus series, we’re looking at one of Brisbane’s largest projects – the Brisbane Metro.  As with all project in this series, the Brisbane Metro is of national and state significance and will generate countless job opportunities and boost the economy.

Running between 2019 and 2023, construction of the Metro will revitalise bus travel throughout the city. The new rapid transit system will offer residents and visitors a quick and efficient way to travel around Brisbane, while improving pedestrian safety in notorious accident black spots.

The project

The new $944 million Metro involves the construction of a 21km long ‘turn-up-and-go’ service with two lines, (1) from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street and (2) from Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital to the University of Queensland. During peaks the Metro will service the CBD every three minutes, transporting up to 22,000 passengers per hour.

Brisbane Metro is the most significant infrastructure project being undertaken by Brisbane City Council. Its goal is to reduce travel times, congestion, and especially bus congestion in the CBD, whilst also offering more transport options in the suburbs, increasing connectivity and accessibility for residents.

 

Benefits include:

  • Infrastructure upgrades - The current busway will be modified and added to, resulting in;
    • Victoria Bridge becoming a 'green bridge'
    • The introduction of an underground station in the Cultural Centre area, below the existing South Brisbane railway corridor and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
    • Creation of a tunnel underneath Adelaide Street
    • Upgrades to 17 existing busway stations; including new ticket readers, information display systems and some platform extensions to accommodate increasing capacity
    • A new metro depot at Rochedale.
  • Fleet upgrades - The Metro project will add 60 new high-capacity bi-articulated vehicles to the existing fleet, which will have a capacity of 150 travellers. Each vehicle offers improved access, WiFi and facilities to charge phones and laptops.
  • Customer experience – Systems will be improved thanks to new passenger management systems. Travellers will be able to easily access travel updates and live vehicle locations. Information displays will be clear and modern.

 

Job opportunities

At CGC Recruitment, our highly-motivated team of experienced consultants specialise in the engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors.  We help our clients throughout Australia deliver major projects like this by bringing in the best candidates and talent.

If you’re looking for your next career opportunity, you can register with CGC today. Simply complete our online registration, which takes just 30 seconds. Or if you’re looking for something in particular, contact us or search our jobs.

If you’re looking for the right team member, get in touch with CGC and one of our experienced consultants will be happy to help.

 

To be involved in projects or to attract candidates that are changing and improving Australia’s infrastructure, just like the Brisbane Metro, connect with CGC today.

Sources: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/public-transport/brisbane-metro