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Roma Street Station Precinct

The Cross River Rail project means underutilised, inner-city areas like Roma Street, can be significantly revitalised with unique opportunities for urban renewal, economic development, and job creation.

A new underground station at Roma Street will transform Brisbane’s most under utilised inner city precinct

Not only will Cross River Rail see the Brisbane Transit Centre replaced with a new open-air plaza, there is an opportunity to realise the vision of ‘Brisbane Live’. An 18,000 capacity entertainment centre located adjacent to the new underground station transforming Roma Street into Brisbane’s newest and most significant entertainment precinct.

A concept image of the proposed Brisbane Live entertainment arena precinct next to the Roma Street station.

Brisbane Live

Cross River Rail has been asked to evaluate how Brisbane Live could be co-delivered with the construction of a new underground station. If realised, Roma Street will become home to an 18,000 seat state-of-the-art indoor entertainment centre.

Cross River Rail as Catalyst

Cross River Rail has developed a business case with Building Queensland for the proposed arena which could host major live concerts and significant sporting events right in the heart of the city, delivering economic and employment opportunities for decades to come.

The Missing Link in Our City

Roma Street creates a link between the CBD, Roma Street Parklands, Caxton Street, Suncorp Stadium, and the cultural precinct at South Bank. By allowing more trains to run more often and by integrating with new bus services, regional buses and interstate travel, Cross River Rail will help Roma Street to become Brisbane’s ‘Grand Central’.

Roma Street PrecinctA map of Brisbane showing all the areas the new Roma Street underground station would provide connections to.

Commercial and Residential

The significant improvement in transport connectivity and revitalisation of the Roma Street precinct made possible with Cross River Rail, will generate opportunities for urban renewal and enhancement of public spaces in the area. It will also stimulate private sector development opportunities to create a new commercial and residential hub in the inner west.

Concept image of the potential new building developments that could be realised around the new Roma Street Station.

Coach Terminal Relocation

Brisbane Transit Centre & Coach Terminal Relocation

Roma Street site early works will start in 2019, with demolition of existing buildings beginning in late-2019, totally transforming the whole precinct by 2025.

The Brisbane Coach Terminal which is currently located in the Brisbane Transit Centre, will be relocated adjacent to Platform 10 on the northern side of the existing Roma Street station.

You can find out more about the progress of the relocation and demolition works here.

Concept image of the entrance to the new temporary Brisbane Coach Terminal at Roma Street station.

The Brisbane Transit Centre will be demolished to make way for Cross River Rail’s new underground Roma Street station.