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The Eastern Busway is about creating more lifestyle and climate-friendly travel options for the growing East Auckland community.

To find out what’s next for the project, read our July 2022 Eastern Busway update. You can also view more information about the Eastern Busway between Pakuranga and Botany.

Community engagement - Pakuranga to Botany

You are warmly invited to join us at Eastern Busway information days in July and August 2022 to find out more about how we will build the Reeves Road Flyover and the busway from Pakuranga Town Centre to Ti Rakau Drive Bridge.

For event details, please see our invite. (PDF 556KB)

Let us know what’s important to you during construction of the Eastern Busway by filling in our survey by 14 August 2022.

Complete the survey

You can also complete the survey and email it to info@easternbusway.nz or print it and mail to:

Eastern Busway Alliance
c/o Auckland Transport
Private Bag 92250
Auckland 1142

Download the Eastern Busway July to August 2022 survey. (PDF 34KB)

Pakuranga to Botany update

The AT Board has approved the busway design and route between Pakuranga and Botany Town Centres, with work preparing for construction to start in Pakuranga this year.

AT has confirmed that the preferred route will include a connection at Burswood. This option was selected because it will deliver rapid and reliable bus services for East Auckland and best achieves the project’s objectives.

View more information about the Eastern Busway between Pakuranga and Botany.

An image showing the busway. A bus can be seen pulling up to a station in the centre of the image. Next to it, another bus is driving away in the opposite direction. On either side of the busway are two lanes of traffic. Cars can be seen driving to and fro. On either side of these roads are green fields, houses, and industrial buildings. A cloudy sky is overhead, and hills can be seen through a distant mist.

Image: Artist impression of the busway and Edgewater Station on Ti Rakau Drive, July 2022

Project overview

The Eastern Busway will connect Botany, Pakuranga, and neighbouring suburbs to the rail network in Panmure.

It will include new stations at Pakuranga and Botany with three stations in between them, cycling and walking connections, urban design enhancements, revitalised town centres, and initiatives to improve traffic flow.

The Reeves Road Flyover between Pakuranga Road and Waipuna Bridge will reduce traffic congestion in the Pakuranga town centre and improve journey time and reliability.

When the busway is complete, you’ll be able to travel by bus and train between Botany and Britomart in 40 minutes, which is 20 minutes quicker than now.

Read more about the Eastern Busway. (PDF 764KB)

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Project details


  • Better connections and sustainable travel options for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, bus and train customers
  • A reliable 40-minute bus and train trip between Botany Town Centre and Britomart (saving 20 minutes)
  • 12km of safe and separated walking and cycling routes
  • 5km of busway between Pakuranga and Botany fully separated from other traffic
  • 5 new bus stations with quality facilities
  • Reeves Road Flyover reducing vehicle congestion around Pakuranga Town Centre
  • Providing 24,000 more people with access to a bus station within 1km of home


The timeline for building the Eastern Busway is:

Project stages

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Panmure Station and the Te Horeta road upgrade are complete.

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Panmure to Pakuranga

The busway and walking and cycling facilities between Panmure and Pakuranga are complete. 

Eastern Busway Edgewater Station Update July 2022

Pakuranga to Botany

Construction of the busway and walking and cycling facilities between Pakuranga and Botany is due to start in 2022.

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Sylvia Park improvements

Improvements have been made in the Sylvia Park area.

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Upcoming road changes

Detailed information about upcoming lane closures or roadworks.

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Translated resources

翻译资源  (Translated resources) for the Eastern Busway project

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