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Underground Bus and Train Project

Project overview*

EIS statusOn hold
Description A 5.7 kilometre bus and train tunnel extending from Dutton Park in the south to Spring Hill in the north, via the Brisbane central business district (CBD).
Proponent Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Location/s Brisbane (Dutton Park to Spring Hill, via Brisbane CBD). Map
Local government/s Brisbane City Council
Key features
  • a single 5.7 kilometre tunnel, containing 2 rail tracks and 2 bus lanes integrated within the tunnel in a stacked arrangement
  • 3 new underground combined bus-and-rail stations at George Street and Roma Street in the Brisbane CBD, and at Woolloongabba
  • upgrades to the Dutton Park Rail Station
  • rail track and busway connections at Dutton Park and Spring Hill
  • a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge to the north of Annerley Road Bridge.
  • a new busway bridge over the Exhibition Line and Inner City Bypass (ICB) connecting to the Northern Busway and Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
  • an on-ramp connecting the Northern Busway and ICB westbound.
Expected completion TBA

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Currently The proponent has advised that the project is on hold and other options are being considered.
1 September 2014 to 13 October 2014 EIS public consultation.

EIS - Executive Summary (PDF icon 11.9 MB)
Complete EIS
14 January 2014 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 424 KB) released.
25 November 2013 to
20 December 2013
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
19 November 2013 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 118 KB)
18 November 2013 Application, including initial advice statement (IAS) (PDF icon 1.04 MB), submitted.

Read more about the EIS process.

Last updated: 16 Mar 2023