Brisbane City Council has revealed new design images for the city’s Cultural Centre station revamp as part of the $1.7 billion Brisbane Metro project.
More than 10,500 people catch a bus to or from the Cultural Centre every day and the investment will ensure it can cater for future growth as the city prepares for Brisbane Metro services to commence in late 2024, said Brisbane Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport, Ryan Murphy.
“Under our redesign, the Cultural Centre station won’t just be a bus stop but an entirely new precinct,” said Mr Murphy.
“With lots of open space and improved platform design, people will be able to easily move through the bus stop and connect into QPAC and the museum and art galleries.”
Wider footpaths, shaded walkways, public art, a shared cycle way and a brand new pocket park on Grey Street will also be delivered.
“To facilitate these works, temporary outbound platforms are now operating on Melbourne Street. I thank residents for their patience while we get to work to deliver the revamped Cultural Centre precinct,” said Mr Murphy.
“Clearly, there’s growing interest in Brisbane Metro with almost 16,000 people getting a first-hand look at the vehicle during its time at the Ekka.
“This is a fantastic result that far exceeded all of our expectations,” he said.
The Brisbane Metro will extend from Eight Mile Plains to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and connect to Cross River Rail at Woolloongabba.