Brisbane Underground Transport big spend

New $250m Underground Plans for Roma Street

Brisbane's Roma Street busway station will be dug underground and integrated with the new Cross River Rail platforms, in a $250 million plan announced on Friday.

While a new underground train station was already promised for the Roma Street site, deputy Premier Jackie Trad unveiled plans that the 650-metre long busway would also be moved below, to be located directly under the Roma Street station plaza.

Despite no federal funding for $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project, Trad said the new underground busway would be delivered as an additional transport infrastructure project, funded by Transport and Main Roads. 

“The underground interchange for the Inner Northern Busway to the Cross River Rail Project will support 480 jobs,” Trad said.