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 2024. Construction activities include upgrading the existing station platforms, shelters and seating, as well as installing flash charging infrastructure.

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

 

UQ Lakes station changes from 29 May 2023 to early 2024

• Platform 1 (Stops B, D and E) is now closed to allow for upgrades. This includes the footpath providing direct pedestrian access to and from the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, with a detour in place via Sir William Macgregor Drive.
• All services will arrive and depart from stops A, C and F at Platform 2 only. Signage and support staff are in place at UQ Lakes station to direct bus users to alternate stops.
• The dedicated cycle way on the southern side of Eleanor Schonell Bridge is now open. Active transport users, including cyclists and scooters, are not permitted to use the dedicated pedestrian pathway.
• Refer to the wayfinding map (PDF, 243.1 KB) and on-site signage for access changes around the Eleanor Schonell Bridge and UQ Lakes station.

Brisbane City Council is working to streamline the transition, including increasing directional signage, monitoring bus services and ensuring the continued presence of support staff to assist passengers and pedestrians.

If you have any feedback, please contact Brisbane Move at brisbanemetro@acciona.com.

Refer to the Alternative access map (PDF, 243.1 KB) for UQ Lakes station changes, and pedestrian and active transport detours.
To plan your journey, download the MyTransLink app, visit translink.com.au, or call 13 12 30 any time.

Timing

Activities

Location/s

Start: Monday 26 February 2024
Finish: Sunday 3 March 2024

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued finishing works for stage one work area, including landscaping
  • Continued construction of the new boardwalk and sandstone retaining wall, including installation of timber decking and retaining wall blocks
  • Continued Platform 1 and Stop F construction and fit-out activities, including installation of roofing, cladding and lighting
  • Continued stage two and three finishing works, including installation of signage, street furniture, balustrades, tactiles, lighting, line marking and landscaping
  • Continued ITS works, including installation of signals and communications cables, junction boxes and testing
  • Continued construction of the new footpath and kerb
  • Honing of the new concrete busway pavement
  • Installation of new cables and cable trays underneath Eleanor Schonell Bridge
UQ Lakes station

Start: Monday 4 March 2024
Finish: Sunday 10 March 2024

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued finishing works for stage one work area, including landscaping
  • Continued construction of the new boardwalk and sandstone retaining wall, including installation of timber decking and retaining wall blocks
  • Continued Platform 1 and Stop F construction and fit-out activities, including installation of roofing, cladding and lighting
  • Continued stage two and three finishing works, including installation of signage, street furniture, balustrades, tactiles, lighting, line marking and landscaping
  • Continued ITS works, including installation of signals and communications cables, junction boxes and testing
  • Continued construction of the new footpath and kerb
  • Honing of the new concrete busway pavement
  • Continued installation of new cables and cable trays underneath Eleanor Schonell Bridge
UQ Lakes station

Start: Monday 11 March 2024
Finish: Sunday 17 March 2024

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued finishing works for stage one work area, including landscaping
  • Continued construction of the new boardwalk and sandstone retaining wall, including installation of timber decking and retaining wall blocks
  • Continued Platform 1 and Stop F construction and fit-out activities, including installation of roofing, cladding and lighting
  • Continued stage two and three finishing works, including installation of signage, street furniture, balustrades, tactiles and lighting
  • Continued ITS works, including installation of signals and communications cables, junction boxes and testing
  • Continued installation of new cables and cable trays underneath Eleanor Schonell Bridge.
From 7pm Friday 15 March to 5am Monday 18 March 2024 there will be no power to UQ Lakes station while works are undertaken to remove redundant cabling and install new power cabling to Platform 1 and Platform 2.
UQ Lakes station

Start: Monday 18 March 2024
Finish: Sunday 24 March 2024

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued finishing works for stage one work area, including landscaping
  • Continued construction of the new boardwalk and sandstone retaining wall
  • Continued Platform 1 and Stop F construction and fit-out activities, including installation of roofing, cladding and lighting
  • Continued stage two and three finishing works, including installation of signage, street furniture, balustrades, tactiles, lighting and glazing
  • Continued ITS works, including installation of signals and communications cables, junction boxes and testing
UQ Lakes station

Start: Monday 25 March 2024
Finish: Sunday 31 March 2024

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued finishing works for stage one work area, including landscaping
  • Continued Platform 1 and Stop F construction and fit-out activities, including installation of roofing, cladding and lighting
  • Continued stage two and three finishing works, including installation of signage, street furniture, balustrades, tactiles, lighting, glazing, line marking and landscaping
UQ Lakes station

Start: Monday 1 April 2024
Finish: Sunday 7 April 2024

Work hours: 
7pm to 5am, Sunday to Thursday
7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
8am to 1pm, Saturday

  • Continued finishing works for all work areas including installation of signage, street furniture, balustrades, tactiles, lighting, glazing, line marking and landscaping
  • Commence works to demobilise the compound at Dutton Park Recreation Reserve
UQ Lakes station

UQ Lakes station changes from 29 May 2023

UQ Lakes station changes from 29 May 2023 map (PDF, 243.1 KB)

UQ Lakes Precinct access and wayfinding map

UQ Lakes Precinct access and wayfinding map (PDF, 1.1 MB)

UQ and Dutton Park Place wayfinding map

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.