Brisbane City Council has acquired land in South Brisbane and Rochedale to secure the next phase in the Metro Public Transport System.
The purchase of land on Gray Street, will allow improved alignment with the South Brisbane station, with Lord Mayor Graeme Quirk explained, “It will mean the metro vehicles will no longer enter and exit the busway from the ‘hole in the wall’ in Melbourne Street”.
The new underground busway station is aligned beneath the intersection of Grey Street and Melbourne Street. Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner commented on the purchase stating, “this will provide a dedicated connection for metro vehicles and buses and allow the closure of the existing Melbourne Street portal, significantly reducing bus numbers at street level” .
The purchase of land in Rochedale, will provided a 4.5 ha site to redevelop a new transit depot for storage of at least 60 vehicles in the Brisbane Metro fleet, which is in close proximity to the South East Busway and the Gateway Motorway and Pacific Motorway merge.
Lord Mayor Graeme Quirk stated, “Council is getting on with the job and has identified land required for the project’s depot at Rochedale that provides direct access to the Eight Mile Plains busway station where the Metro line begins”.
This land on School Rd, Rochdale is set to become the new depot for Brisbane Metro – delivering regular, fast & reliable public transport. pic.twitter.com/UfGlrWHYH6
— Adrian Schrinner (@Schrinner) October 4, 2017
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