Auckland Transport Media Release
7 October 2022
The Project Alliance Agreement for delivery of the next stage of Auckland’s Eastern Busway between Pakuranga Town Centre and Pakuranga Creek, including the Reeves Road flyover, has been awarded.
The award follows completion of the extensive pre-delivery investigation, design and planning phase for this section of the busway, which continues to make good progress on the following sections toward Botany Town Centre.
This stage will be delivered by an alliance of Auckland Transport (AT) with four companies: Fletcher Construction Infrastructure Limited, Acciona Construction New Zealand Limited, AECOM New Zealand Limited and Jacobs New Zealand Limited, in partnership with mana whenua.
The alliance brings together specialists in safety, sustainability, community engagement, design and construction, sharing their skills and knowledge to deliver the busway.
“Many of the Eastern Busway Alliance team bring skills and valuable experience that they have gained on other alliances and major projects in New Zealand and internationally.”
Auckland Transport’s Interim Chief Executive Mark Lambert says the busway’s efficient services will give nearby communities some great options for using public transport and will be a vital part of the public transport network in Tāmaki Makaurau for decades to come.
“The Eastern Busway will provide better connections and sustainable travel options with a reliable high frequency service every few minutes in peak periods providing a 40-minute bus and train trip between Botany Town Centre and Britomart, saving 20 minutes. The new Reeves Road Flyover will improve the reliability of the busway and will reduce vehicle congestion around Pakuranga Town Centre.”
“By 2028 the busway will carry 18,000 passengers per day, more than four times the 3,700 bus passengers per day prior to Covid-19. By 2048 it is expected to increase to 24,000 passengers per day. The busway will increase access to jobs and education, connect people to social and community opportunities, attract investment and growth, enable urban development, and help reduce emissions.”