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

Community engagement - Pakuranga to Botany

Thank you for your feedback in 2021 on the draft design of the Eastern Busway between Pakuranga and Botany. Your feedback is helping to shape the design of the project.

In February 2022, based on consultation feedback and analysis, AT approved the proposed design between Pakuranga Town Centre and Ti Rakau Bridge, including the Reeves Road Flyover. We would like more time to review all the feedback on the proposed design between Ti Rakau Bridge and Botany Town Centre. We will meet at the end of March to decide on the preferred design. 

Read our March 2022 Eastern Busway update (PDF 564KB) to learn what we heard from the community and what’s next for the project.

View more information about the Nov to Dec 2021 consultation, the draft design, and project details.

There will be opportunities to have your say in 2022 while we develop the preferred design and move towards the consent stage of the project.

We'll also schedule local pop-in sessions and meetings with the project team this year. 

A bus station on Ti Rakau Drive

Artist impression of a bus station on Ti Rakau Drive, November 2021

Project overview

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

The busway 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.

Project status

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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

Ameti Aerial 294


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. 

Ti Rakau Drive Station Day (1)

Pakuranga to Botany

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

Sylvia Park Bus 294

Sylvia Park improvements

Improvements have been made in the Sylvia Park area.

Ameti Progress Panmure 294

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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