Spotlight on Roma Street

Construction of a new high capacity underground station will see Roma Street become Brisbane’s ‘Grand Central’, connecting passengers with the existing suburban bus and rail networks, the new Brisbane Metro busway, as well as regional and interstate bus and train services.

Once the new underground station is in place, over 230,000 commuters are expected to use Roma Street as a transport hub every week by 2036, the equivalent of over four capacity crowds at nearby Suncorp Stadium.

This significant improvement in transport connectivity will generate opportunities for urban renewal, and the potential to realise plans for Brisbane Live that are currently under Government consideration. Brisbane Live is an 18,000-seat indoor entertainment centre, designed to be constructed over tracks to the immediate east of the current Roma Street station. In addition, the Brisbane Transit Centre will be replaced by a new public open space with ample opportunity for the development of new retail, residential and commercial premises.

Signage installed at the Brisbane Transit Centre

Preparations to demolish the Brisbane Transit Centre are underway with the Brisbane Coach Terminal to be relocated in mid-2019.

The Coach Terminal is currently located on Level 3 of the Brisbane Transit Centre west tower and is being relocated to a temporary facility at Parkland Crescent, adjacent to Platform 10 of the existing Roma Street station.

What’s Next?

  • Brisbane Transit Centre tenants will progressively move out of the complex with the site expected to be vacant by late May 2019.
  • A detailed business case for Brisbane Live is being considered by the State Government.
  • Construction of the Temporary Coach Terminal facility is underway and on schedule for completion in mid-2019.
  • The Brisbane Transit Centre will be demolished over an 18-month period from late 2019 to early 2021

You can find out more about the changes proposed for the Roma Street precinct here.