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AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative) Eastern busway will create a dedicated, congestion-free busway between Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany town centres.

Lets get Auckland moving with the Eastern busway

The busway is supported by new cycling and walking connections, urban design improvements, safety and signal improvements at key intersections, and more. Stage 1 of the busway (Panmure to Pakuranga) is scheduled to start construction in early 2019 with Stages 2, 3 and 4 to follow immediately thereafter.

There will be some disruption to major routes during construction (Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Road initially). Find out how you can avoid this disruption.

The Regional Fuel Tax helps to secure funding for stages 2, 3 and 4 which consist of several major pieces of infrastructure, including completing the urban busway between Panmure and Botany; associated key stations at Pakuranga and Botany; the Reeves Road flyover at Pakuranga town centre; and new/improved pedestrian and cycle facilities.

Project status:
Panmure: Complete.
Stage 1 - Panmure to Pakuranga: Preliminary construction.
Stage 2 & 3 - Pakuranga to Botany, (including the Reeves Road Flyover): Consultation and consenting.
Stage 4 - Botany Station: Analysis and strategy.

If you are interested in talking with one of the team, the AMETI Eastern Busway Information Centre is located in Pakuranga Plaza (opposite Pascoes) on Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm to 6pm.

Project zone: South-east.

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Project overview

The AMETI Eastern Busway will significantly improve transport choices, reliability, and journey times in south-east Auckland and to other parts of the region. 

Once the busway is completed, you’ll be able to travel by bus and train between Botany and Britomart in less than 40 minutes.

The busway will be supported by 3 new stations at Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany, new cycling and walking connections, urban design enhancements, and improvements for general traffic such as advanced signalling at important intersections.

A new flyover connecting Pakuranga Road with Pakuranga Highway is also planned to provide better travel options and reduce congestion for general traffic.

Major transport improvements have already been made with the opening of the new Panmure Station (now the fifth busiest station in Auckland) and the development of Te Horeta Road.

The next stage will be construction of a busway with buses travelling on their own congestion-free lanes between Panmure and Pakuranga town centres.

The final stage between Panmure and Botany is due for completion in 2025.

Overview map

Eastern busway stages map


  • Improved transport choices.
  • Get more people onto public transport to free up roads for freight and business traffic.
  • Better traffic flow and journey times.
  • New walking and cycling connections.
  • Act as a catalyst for economic growth and regeneration for Botany, Pakuranga, Panmure and surrounding areas.


  • 2013 - New Ellerslie-Panmure Highway bridge opened (August).
  • 2014 - Panmure Station opened (January); Te Horeta Road and tunnel opened (November).
  • 2016 - Panmure to Pakuranga application for designation lodged (March).
  • 2017 - Panmure to Pakuranga NoR publicly notified (February).
  • Early 2018 - Decision on consent for Panmure to Pakuranga stage; consultation with affected parties on Pakuranga to Botany stage.
  • Early 2019 - Panmure to Pakuranga construction starts.
  • Early 2019 to 2020 - Construction of Panmure busway bridge.
  • Early 2019 to 2021 - Construction of Panmure to Pakuranga busway section.
  • Completed by 2025 – Stages 2, 3 and 4 between Pakuranga and Botany, including the Reeves Road Flyover.

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Project stages

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Stage 1 focuses on the Panmure area: the new Panmure station, Te Horeta Road, and 3 new bridges.

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Panmure to Pakuranga

AMETI Eastern Busway focuses on the area from Panmure to Pakuranga town centre.

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Pakuranga to Botany Busway

Stage 3 is the Pakuranga to Botany busway and other improvements.

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Sylvia Park bus and cycling improvements

Improvements being made in the Sylvia Park area will create a new bus and cycling route.

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Project updates & impacts to traffic

Get the latest AMETI Eastern Busway project updates and consultation information

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Translated resources

Translated and accessible resources for the AMETI Eastern busway project

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Keep it to 30

Help us keep everyone safe whilst we build the Eastern Busway

Why Auckland needs the eastern busway

The eastern suburbs have grown quickly, with especially rapid population growth over the last 30 years.

The current population of 130,000 is projected to grow to approximately 160,000 by 2030.

While improvements have been made to services, further substantial infrastructure changes are needed to cater for this past and projected future growth.

Before the eastern busway

Before AMETI Map

After the eastern busway

After AMETI Map

Documents and resources

In accordance with designation condition 18, Auckland Transport (AT) is required to ensure copies of the certified management plans for Stage 1 construction are available for public viewing on the AT website.


For more information about this project

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