Brisbane’s ugly duckling to be demolished for new underground station

The building often cited as one of Brisbane’s ugliest – the Brisbane Transit Centre – will be demolished to make way for Cross River Rail’s new underground Roma Street Station.

The $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project will transform the western gateway to the City and deliver the proposed ‘Brisbane Live’ development.

When complete the new station is expected to be used by more than 230,000 commuters every week, the equivalent of over four capacity crowds at Suncorp Stadium.

Early site works will start in 2019, with the Brisbane Transit Centre and Hotel Jen to be demolished in late-2020, totally transforming the whole precinct by 2025.



Planning for Brisbane Live is well underway with experts from Deloitte recently appointed to the project along with world leading sport architecture firm, Populous.

With an 18,000-seat world-class arena as its centrepiece, the Roma Street precinct, just like the LA Live complex, will become Queensland’s premier entertainment venue hosting major live concerts and world class sporting events right in heart of the city.

Cross River Rail is a project that will transform the south east by enabling a turn-up-and-go transport system for the whole of South East Queensland.