Brisbane Metro Project at UQ Lakes

Brisbane City Council is delivering the turn-up-and-go Brisbane Metro at
UQ Lakes Bus Station, St Lucia Campus

 

Delivery partners

 

Concept Image for Brisbane Metro Project at UQ Lakes
(Concept Image: Brisbane Metro at UQ Lakes Bus Station)


Brisbane City Council
has selected Brisbane Move to design and deliver the major infrastructure works for the project. Brisbane Metro will operate from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to The University of Queensland.

Major construction at the St Lucia UQ Lakes station commenced in August 2022 and continues until late 2023. Construction activities include upgrading the existing station platforms, shelters and seating, as well as installing flash charging infrastructure.

The Brisbane Metro at UQ Lakes Bus Station will open to the public from 2024. 
See Brisbane Metro website for more information.

 

From late April 2023, the next stage of Brisbane Metro construction at UQ Lakes station will commence.

These works will require temporary bus stop closures. All station services will be maintained during construction and signage will be in place to assist patrons to alternate bus stops. Temporary changes to cyclist and pedestrian movements will also be in place.

Further information about this next stage of works will be provided in the coming weeks.

From Sunday 29 January to late April 2023, Stop C at UQ Lakes station will be closed for construction activities as part of the Brisbane Metro project. Passengers will be able to access route 209 from Stop B while Stop C is closed. Signage will be in place to assist patrons to the alternate stop location. There will be no impacts to route 139 or Stop B.

Translink | UQ Lakes station - temporary stop closure notice

To facilitate the multiple stages of Brisbane Metro construction works at UQ Lakes station, Brisbane Move has been granted approval under the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 to remove 38 trees and clear vegetation from the surrounding area to make way for a new platform and improved pedestrian and cyclist connections.

Impacts to vegetation have been carefully considered by the project and minimised as much as possible. Importantly, 44 other trees within the works area are able to be retained. The Brisbane Metro project delivery team is committed to continuing to work with UQ regarding vegetation impacts and reinstatement.

Timing

Activities

Location/s

Start: Sunday 19 March 2023
Finish: Thursday 23 March 2023

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued installation and relocation of in-ground services (e.g. water connection, drainage and electrical conduits)
  • Continued pavement and concreting works
  • Continued construction of the new Platform F
  • Continued construction of the new cycleway adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Continued construction of the new footpath adjacent to UQ Lakes station
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 26 March 2023
Finish: Thursday 30 March 2023

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Commence northern platform extension works from Sunday 26 March 2023, including site establishment, overnight footpath closures, tree stump removal, vegetation clearing and soil testing
  • Continued installation and relocation of in-ground services
  • Continued pavement and concreting works
  • Continued construction of the new platform F
  • Continued construction of the new cycleway adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Continued construction of the new footpath adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Continued northern platform extension works, including tree stump removal, vegetation clearing and soil testing
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 2 April 2023
Finish: Thursday 6 April 2023

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued installation and relocation of in-ground services
  • Continued pavement and concreting works
  • Continued construction of the new platform F
  • Continued construction of the new cycleway adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Continued construction of the new footpath adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Commence construction of the new sandstone block retaining wall
  • Commence asphalting works 
  • Continued northern platform extension works, including soil testing and construction of the piling pad
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 9 April 2023
Finish: Thursday 13 April 2023

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued installation and relocation of in-ground services
  • Continued pavement and concreting works
  • Continued construction of the new platform F
  • Continued construction of the new cycleway adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Continued construction of the new footpath adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Continued construction of the new sandstone block retaining wall
  • Continued asphalting works 
  • Continued northern platform extension works, including continued construction of the piling pad and the commencement of piling activities
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 16 April 2023
Finish: Thursday 20 April 2023

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued pavement and concreting works
  • Continued construction of the new platform F
  • Continued construction of the new cycleway adjacent to UQ Lakes station
  • Continued construction of the new sandstone block retaining wall
  • Continued asphalting works 
  • Commence finishing works
  • Continued northern platform extension works, including continued construction of the piling pad and continued piling activities
UQ Lakes station

Start: Sunday 23 April 2023
Finish: Thursday 27 April 2023

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
7am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued finishing works for stage 1 work area
  • Continued northern platform extension works, including continued piling activities
  • Commence stage 2 and 3 (northern platform) works
UQ Lakes station

Please note, Brisbane Move commenced major construction work at UQ Lakes Bus Station on Sunday 21 August 2022. The dedicated cycle way on Eleanor Schonell Bridge will be temporarily closed until late April 2023. Alternative bike routes have been established for staff, students and the public to use during this closure period. The Brisbane Metro Project at UQ Lakes will continue until mid 2023.


Accessing Eleanor Schonell Bridge from Dutton Park 

> Accessing Eleanor Schonell Bridge from Dutton Park Map (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Accessing Eleanor Schonell bridge from Dutton Park Map (PDF, 2.7MB)

Accessing UQ campus from UQ Lakes Bus Station

Accessing UQ Campus from UQ lakes Bus Station

 

Brisbane Move

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Brisbane Move on:

For further information on the Brisbane Metro Project and to receive construction updates from Brisbane City Council, please visit the below webpages available:

Join the conversation

There are a number of ways you can learn more and share your feedback on Brisbane's New Bus Network.

  • Attend a community information session and speak to a member of the network team.
  • Use Brisbane City Council's interactive network map to view Brisbane's New Bus Network, see if there are changes to your journey, which alternative routes are available to help you plan your future journeys and provide feedback using the online survey.
  • Play The Brisbane Metro Game - a fun and interactive way to learn why the network needs to evolve and how metros will improve the network.