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Bus & transit priority lanes Bus & transit priority lanes

Bus and transit lanes reduce congestion and speed up travel times by separating buses and vehicles with more than a single occupant. Depending on the amount of traffic, these lanes have varying operating times and conditions. All are well sign-posted and marked clearly on the road surface.


Changes to hours of operation

Over the next year, we are changing the hours that bus and transit lanes operate across Auckland.

Currently, lanes operate at inconsistent times and don't always align with peak travel times. Population growth in Auckland is significantly increasing the number of people on the roads, leading to longer periods of peak traffic conditions.

With the introduction of the new public transport network, Auckland needs more consistent operating hours to reduce delays and ensure more consistent journey times, which will in turn facilitate increasing the frequency of bus services.

With a few exceptions, the new standard hours of operation will be:

 Lane location

Old hours

New hours

City Centre

Varies

24/7

Grafton Bridge

7am to 7pm

No change

North Shore Transit Lanes

6.30 to 9am and 4 to 6pm

6.30 to 10am and 4 to 7pm

Elsewhere

7 to 9am and 4 to 6pm

7 to 10am and 4 to 7pm


Lanes in central Auckland

Anzac Avenue

Citybound

24 hours, Monday to Friday.

Beach Road to Waterloo Quadrant / Alten Avenue.

Outbound

24 hours, Monday to Friday,

Beach Road to Waterloo Quadrant / Alten Avenue.

Broadway Newmarket - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

425 Broadway to 277 Broadway

Outbound

7am to 10am and 4 to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

370 Broadway to 500 Broadway

Dominion Road

Citybound

7am to 10am.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm.

Donovan Street - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

56 Donovan Street to 88 Donovan Street

In addition, new right-turn bays have been installed on Donovan Street at the following intersections: Lewis Street, McFadzean Drive, Shipton Place.

Fanshawe Street

Citybound

24 hours.

Fanshawe Street, from Daldy Street to just west of Customs Street West.

Outbound

24 hours.

Fanshawe Street, between west of Albert Street to east of Halsey Street.

Monitoring the Fanshawe Street bus lane

We are using CCTV cameras to actively monitor all vehicles travelling in the Fanshawe Street bus lane. Vehicle infringements will be issued to unauthorised vehicles driving in these lanes. If you need to enter the bus lane to turn left, this can be done up to 50 metres from your turn.

The Fanshawe Street bus lanes operate 24/7 and no stopping is permitted.

Grafton Bridge

Citybound and outbound

7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

These operating times apply year round (including public holidays). During the specified operating times the bridge is closed to traffic other than buses, cyclists, motorcyclists and emergency services. All other times the bridge is open to general traffic.

Great North Road: New Lynn to Avondale - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Veronika Street to Avondale Roundabout

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

1843 Great North Road to Ash Street

Outbound

4pm to 7pm.

Larch Street to Veronika Street

Great North Road: Point Chevalier - Ponsonby

Citybound

7am to 10am.

1177 Great North Road to 79 Great North Road

Outbound

4pm to 7pm.

110 Great North Road to 1180 Great North Road

Great South Road

Citybound

7am to 10am.

Great South Road, between Greenlane Road West and Ngaire Avenue.

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Great South Road between Campbell Road and Greenlane West.

Outbound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Great South Road between Greenlane East and Woodbine Avenue.

Halsey Street

24 hours.

Hobson Street

24 hours.

Karangahape Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

351 Karangahape Road to 269 Karangahape Road

Khyber Pass Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

417 Khyber Pass Road to 371 Khyber Pass Road

Outbound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

262 Khyber Pass Road to 446 Khyber Pass Road

Manukau Road -- T3 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm.

Pukenui Road to Owens Road

Outbound

4pm to 7pm.

Owens Road to Pukenui Road

Mt Eden Road

Citybound

7am to 10am.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Between Batger and Oaklands.

New North Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

401 New North Road to 319 New North Road

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

310 New North Road to 394 New North Road

Pah Road - T3 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Trafalgar Street to Greenwoods Corner

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Greenwoods Corner to Trafalgar Street

Park Road

Citybound

7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Carlton Gore Road to Grafton Road.

Khyber Pass Road to Carlton Gore Road.

Outbound

7am to 7pm. Monday to Friday.

Khyber Pass Road to Carlton Gore Road.

Parnell Rise

Citybound

24 hours.

Carlaw Park Avenue to Stanley Street.

Parnell Road - Bus lane

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

446 Parnell Road to 538 Parnell Road

Ponsonby Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Opp 50 Ponsonby Road to 1 Ponsonby Road

Quay Street - Bus lanes

Citybound

6am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Between The Stand and Commerce Street.

24 hours.

Central Lane between Lower Albert Street and Queen Elizabeth Square.

Queen Street

Citybound

203 Queen Street to 79/85 Queen Street.

Outbound

24 hours, 7 days.

58-60 Queen Street to 182-184 Queen Street & 500 Queen Street to 520 Queen Street.

Sandringham Road

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Between Watson Avenue and Leslie Avenue; between Ethel Street and opposite Onslow Avenue.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Between Burnley Terrace and Lancing Road; between Patterson Street and Tranmere Road; between Harwood Street and Parry Street.

Sturdee Street - T2 lane

Citybound

24 hours, 7 days.

Market Place Intersection to 15 Sturdee Street.

Citybound (1)Symonds Street

24 hours.

Karangahape Road to Airedale Street; Airedale Street to St Pauls Street; Alfred Street to Waterloo Quadrant.

Citybound (2)

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

From No 83 New North Road to 135 Symonds Street

Outbound

24 hours.

Alten Road to Grafton Bridge.

Green-coloured lane between Symonds Street motorway off-ramp and the intersection with Khyber Pass Road.

Guidelines for cyclists are also marked out on the Symonds Street approach to the Khyber Pass Road intersection.

Victoria Street West

24 hours.

Vincent Street

Citybound

24 hours

Opp 156 Vincent Street to 101 Vincent Street.

Wellesley Street West

24 hours.

Lanes in east Auckland

Ellerslie-Panmure Highway

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Main Highway, 170m bus lane on the approach to the intersection of Great South Road, Main Highway, Campbell Road and Wairakei Road.

Remuera Road T3 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

757 Remuera Road to 55 Remuera Road

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

62 Remuera Road to 774 Remuera Road

St Johns Road - Bus lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Gerard Way to 35 St Johns Road

Tamaki Drive - T2 lane

Citybound

7am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Kitemona Street to Ngapipi Road

Lanes in north Auckland

Get a map of transit lanes in Northern Auckland (PDF 536KB)

Albany Highway - T2 lanes

Citybound

7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

From Bush/Schnapper Rock Road to Albany Expressway

Outbound

7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

From Albany Expressway to Bush/Schnapper Rock Road.

Akoranga Drive - T2 lanes

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday

From 2 Akoranga Drive to opposite 90 Akoranga Drive.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

From opposite 90 Akoranga Drive to 3 Akoranga Drive

Constellation Drive - T2 Lanes

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Opp 1 Centorian to 55 Constellation Drive.

Outbound

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

42 Constellation Drive to 8 Constellation Drive.

East Coast Road - T2 lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

231 East Coast Road to opp 258 East Coast Road.

Forrest Hill Road - T2 lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

Opp 268 Forrest Hill Road to 17 Forrest Hill Road.

Fred Thomas Drive - Bus lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

2 Fred Thomas Drive to opp 37 Fred Thomas Drive.

Lake Road

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

T3 lane between Kororo Street and Onewa Road.

Northern Busway

Buses only, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The Northern Busway runs alongside the Northern Motorway, from Constellation Drive to the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Onewa Road

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

T3 lane between Birkenhead Avenue and Sylvan Avenue.

4pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

T3 lane between Church Street and Birkenhead Avenue.

Shakespeare Road - T2 lane

Citybound

6.30am to 10am, Monday to Friday.

6 Shakespeare Road to 124 Shakespeare Road.

Lanes in south Auckland

Bus advance areas and/or bus lanes operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the following roads:

  • Pakuranga Road.
  • Ti Rakau Drive.
  • Great South Road.

Bader Drive - T2 lanes

Citybound

7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday

Ashgrove Road to 125 Bader Drive.


For more information

Contact Auckland Transport