AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative) Eastern Busway will create a dedicated, congestion-free busway between Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany town centres.
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 (RFT) 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.
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.
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 2026.
- 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.
- Late 2018 to early 2019 - NoR lodged for Pakuranga to Botany stage.
- Early 2019 - 2020 - Construction of Panmure busway bridge.
- Early 2019 - 2021 - Construction of Panmure to Pakuranga busway section.
- 2020 - 2022 - Construction of Reeves Road Flyover.
- 2022 - 2025 - Construction of Pakuranga to Botany busway section; Pakuranga to Botany cycling and walking paths.
- 2026 - Construction starts on Botany Station (completion date TBC).
View all the Eastern Busway videos
Stage 1 focuses on the Panmure area: the new Panmure station, Te Horeta Road, and 3 new bridges.
Panmure to Pakuranga
AMETI Eastern Busway focuses on the area from Panmure to Pakuranga town centre.
Pakuranga to Botany Busway
Stage 3 is the Pakuranga to Botany busway and other improvements.
Sylvia Park bus and cycling improvements
Improvements being made in the Sylvia Park area will create a new bus and cycling route.
Translated and accessible resources for the AMETI Eastern busway project
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
After the eastern busway