Auckland Transport


Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) Eastern Busway is a group of projects in south-east Auckland which will improve transport choices and connections in the area.

Major transport improvements have already been made with the opening of the new Panmure Station and Te Horeta Road. The next stage will be NZ's first urban busway with buses travelling on their own congestion-free lanes between Panmure and Pakuranga town centres.

Project status:
Panmure: Complete.
Panmure to Pakuranga: Consenting and final design.
Pakuranga to Botany: Design and consenting.
Project zone: Central south.

Project overview

AMETI Eastern Busway aims to:

  • Give people better transport choices.
  • Get more people onto public transport to free up roads for freight and business traffic.
  • Make road improvements to key traffic bottlenecks like Panmure town centre and the Ti Rakau Drive/Reeves Road/South Eastern highway intersection.

Main AMETI Eastern Busway projects:

  • An urban busway on congestion-free lanes between Panmure, Pakuranga and Botany town centres.
  • New stations at Panmure and Pakuranga town centre.
  • Road improvements at traffic bottlenecks, including a new north-south Panmure road, the Reeves Road flyover in Pakuranga, and replacing the Panmure roundabout with traffic lights.

Project details

AMETI is being delivered in several stages. The first stage in Panmure is complete. The next stage from Panmure to Pakuranga is currently in the Notice of Requirement (NoR) process and is set to begin construction in 2018.

The NoR provides an opportunity for any member of the public to make a submission and be heard at a public hearing in front of independent commissioners. The public were given until 20 March to make formal submissions outlining their views on the project and the next step is for Auckland Council to undertake an independent hearing that takes into account all submissions collected during this period.

Construction is currently planned to commence mid-2018

Overview map of AMETI stages

Ameti Stage Overview Map

AMETI projects

Ameti Aerial 294


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

Panmure Basin 294

Panmure to Pakuranga

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

Ti Rakau Busway 294

Pakuranga to Botany Busway

Stage 2b is the Pakuranga to Botany busway -  enabling people to catch a quick bus from the eastern suburbs and change to a train at Panmure.

Sylvia Park Bus 294

Sylvia Park bus and cycling improvements

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


  • August 2013 - New Ellerslie-Panmure Highway bridge opens.
  • January 2014 - Panmure Station opens.
  • November 2014 - New 1.5km Te Horeta Road and tunnel opens.
  • March 2016 - Panmure to Pakuranga application for designation lodged (Notice of Requirement).
  • February 2017 - Panmure to Pakuranga NoR publicly notified.
  • Mid 2018 - Panmure to Pakuranga construction starts.
  • 2021 – Panmure to Pakuranga busway opens.
  • 2025 - Reeves Road flyover and Pakuranga to Botany Busway fully operational.

For more information about this project

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