Brisbane City Council video shows fly-through of the Brisbane Metro
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BRISBANE residents are a step closer to knowing the design of the Brisbane Metro vehicles, with the project set to go out to market within weeks.
Significant contracting plans are expected to be approved by the Brisbane City Council on Friday, which will be released to the global market next month.
The council will purchase a fleet of 60 vehicles as part of the $944 million project, which will span two lines that link Eight Mile Plains to Roma St and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to the University of Queensland.
The new video of the project shows designs of the proposed underground station at the Cultural Centre on the corner of Melbourne and Grey St at South Brisbane.
It also gives residents a glimpse of the underground link between the new station and Victoria Bridge.
Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the council would release a “detailed set of criteria to the market” about the vehicle, with the tender to be awarded midway through next year.
“Council is now gearing up to start procurement for a fleet of up to 60 Metro vehicles that are able to carry up to 150 passengers, be up to 25m in length, able to operate on the existing busway, have Wi-Fi access, real-time travel updates and low floor design for quicker boarding and alighting,” he said.
Expressions of interests for other major works, including the new station and an underground tunnel beneath Adelaide St, will also be issued next month while tenders will be awarded at the end of 2019.