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.
In March and April 2022, we held 3 online and one in-person community meetings. These meetings followed community consultation on the proposed design for the busway in late 2021.
In May 2022, we held 2 in-person community information pop-in sessions. These sessions gave the community more opportunities to talk directly with the Eastern Busway Alliance.
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.
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.
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:
7 March 2022
The March 2022 Eastern Busway update is available to read here. (PDF 564KB) 24 February 2022
AT approves the Eastern Busway proposed design from
Pakuranga Town Centre to Ti Rakau Bridge. January 2022
You can download a summary of the consultation process here. (PDF 1.04MB) 13 December 2021
Thank you for submitting feedback on the
Pakuranga to Botany section of the Eastern Busway. Your feedback will help to refine the design and we will confirm the changes with you. 18 November 2021
Community engagement for the
Pakuranga to Botany section of the Eastern Busway begins. Visit the virtual consultation room to find out more. 1 November 2021
Property engagement for the
Pakuranga to Botany section of the Eastern Busway is in progress. Find out more. 20 September 2021
Under Alert Level 3 preparatory works commence from Wednesday 22 September, with construction from Sunday 26 September. Read more about these works. 20 August 2021
The planned traffic switch for August 20 has been delayed. Construction is paused during Alert Level 4, to reduce contact and keep us all safe.
9 July 2021
From Friday 20 August to early October, eastbound traffic will use the new Busway Bridge, with two lanes kept open. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on the existing Panmure Bridge. Read more about these works. 17 June 2021
From 12th – 25th July, traffic on the Panmure Bridge and Church Crescent will be reduced to a single lane in each direction so critical work can continue on the Eastern Busway. Traffic will be impacted, so please expect delays.
Read more about these works . 17 May 2021
From May 18 to May 28, there will be night works along
Pakuranga Road. Traffic will move onto the Eastern Busway in a single lane in both the eastbound and westbound lanes. From 9pm Friday 28th westbound traffic will be shifted to the southernmost side of Pakuranga Road, this layout will be in place until 5am Monday 31st May. Read more about these works . 11 March 2021
From 15 March to May 2021 we will be changing the road layout on
Pakuranga Road between Ti Rakau Drive and Panmure Bridge. During this time, we will carry out major work to rebuild part of the road as part of the Eastern Busway project. Read more about these works. 25 February 2021
Panmure intersection final pavement night works – road closures in place.
Read more about the road closures. 12 February 2021
Read the summer 2020-2021 brief for Eastern Busway (PDF 2.5MB).
Read the spring 2021 brief for Eastern Busway (PDF 1.3MB) 26 January 2021
Panmure Bridge will be closed to all vehicles except AT Metro buses and Emergency Service’s on the nights of Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January from 11pm to 5am.
Read more. 6 January 2021
Overnight, Sunday 10 January 2021 one eastbound lane will again be removed from Church Crescent, Panmure and this reduction are expected to remain in place until mid-2021.
Find out more information about the delays. 4 December 2020
Night works at Panmure Intersection road closures from 8 December to 18 December, 9pm till 5am.
Find out more information and see the detour routes. 24 November 2020
Millen Avenue closed at
Pakuranga Road Monday 30 November to Friday 18 December 2020.
Find out the detour route. 13 November 2020
Panmure Bridge will be closed to all vehicles on the nights of Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November from 11pm to 5am.
Find out more. October 2020
AT form an alliance with Fletcher, Acciona, AECOM and Jacobs to start the design and consenting work for the
Pakuranga to Botany Busway. 20 October 2020
Access in and out of
Ti Rakau Drive, near the intersection with Pakuranga Road, will be closed from 9pm, Friday 23 October to 5am, Tuesday 27 October.
Find out how you can avoid any disruption. 5 October 2020
Ireland Road will be temporarily closed at the Ellerslie-Panmure Highway intersection from 9pm, Thursday 11 October while we complete critical work.
Find out how you can avoid any disruption. 10 September 2020
Over the coming months, we will be running a trial allowing drivers to move directly from Queens Road across Ireland Road when they are on a green light.
Find out more and view a map of the layout. Project stages
Panmure Station and the Te Horeta road upgrade are complete.
Panmure to Pakuranga
The busway and walking and cycling facilities between Panmure and Pakuranga are complete.
Pakuranga to Botany
Construction of the busway and walking and cycling facilities between Pakuranga and Botany is due to start in 2022.
For more information about this project
Contact Auckland Transport