Brisbane Transit Centre

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Brisbane Transit Centre
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Brisbane Transit Centre
General information
Owner Australian Prime Property Fund
Technical details
Floor count20
Floor area29,621 metres2
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Access from George Street

The Brisbane Transit Centre, at 151-171 Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, was a long-distance bus station. It was closed and demolished in 2020 along with its three office towers. [1] It was commonly regarded as the ugliest building in Brisbane. [2]


Opened in 1986, the Brisbane Transit Centre is between the Queensland Police Service headquarters and the Roma Street Parkland. The complex includes a number of shops, cafes and restaurants, and two office towers. [3] Access to the centre can be from the ground floor on Roma Street or from the Roma Street Parkland. In March 2016, GPT sold its half share in the property to co-owner the Australian Prime Property Fund. [4]

Long distance coach travel

The coach terminal was located on the top floor of the Brisbane Transit Centre and used by:

Train travel

Roma Street railway station was accessed from the ground floor level of the Brisbane Transit Centre. Long distance Traveltrain services depart for destinations within Queensland. [11] NSW TrainLink operate an XPT service to Sydney. [9] It is also part of the Queensland Rail City network.

Roma Street busway station is served by Brisbane Transport buses.


The Cross River Rail Authority will be demolishing the whole of the Brisbane Transit Centre including the East and West Tower and Hotel Jen from March 2018 to make way for Cross River Rail platforms at Roma Street. [12]

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  2. "Were you at the 1986 opening of the Brisbane Transit Centre?". Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Queensland Government. 13 February 2020.
  3. Building Profile Brisbane Transit Centre
  4. GPT Wholesale Office Fund sells its half stake in the Brisbane Transit Centre-to co-owner Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial for $62.6 million The Courier-Mail 11 March 2016
  5. Service Runs Crisps Coaches
  6. Timetables Greyhound Australia
  7. All aboard new bus for Dalby Dalby Herald 12 May 2015
  8. "Daily Bus Service Brisbane, Toowoomba & Chinchilla | Murrays Coaches". Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  9. Timetables Premier Motor Service
  10. Rail Archived 8 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine Queensland Rail
  11. "What the Cross River plan will mean" . Retrieved 26 September 2017.

Coordinates: 27°27′58″S153°01′07″E / 27.466113°S 153.018603°E / -27.466113; 153.018603