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Eastern Busway Eastern Busway

The Eastern Busway is a rapid transit project that will provide faster, more reliable and connected transport options for communities in east and south Auckland.

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Artist’s impression of the future Eastern Busway

Project overview

The Eastern Busway will create a rapid transit network, providing greater connectivity to Botany, Pakuranga and the surrounding suburbs with the rail network at Panmure and Auckland’s greater road network.

When the busway is complete, customers will be able to travel between Botany and Britomart in 40 minutes by bus and train.

The busway will be supported by an upgraded train station at Panmure; new bus stops from Panmure through Pakuranga to Botany; new cycling and walking connections; urban design enhancements; revitalised town centres and initiatives to improve general traffic flow.

The planned Reeves Road flyover between Pakuranga Road and Waipuna Bridge will reduce traffic congestion, especially around Pakuranga Town Centre.

Project status

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Map showing the phases of the Eastern Busway project 

This section of the Eastern Busway, with walking and cycling facilities, is due to be opened to the public in late 2021.

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Project details


  • Rapid and reliable transit time of 40 minutes between Botany and the city.  
  • Three new urban bus stations creating better access to other parts of Auckland. 
  • Safe transport connections for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, bus and train customers. 
  • Reeves Road Flyover between Pakuranga Road and Waipuna Bridge to reduce traffic congestion in the town centre. 
  • Placemaking and urban renewal initiatives to promote growth and development. 
  • Social, health and economic benefits for south and east Auckland. 
  • New and enhanced connections for walking and cycling.  
  • Two new brides across Tāmaki River and Pakuranga Creek. Connecting more than 30,000 customers each day to employment, education and recreation services.  


The timeline for building the Eastern Busway is: 

Project stages

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An upgrade to Panmure Station and Te Horeta Road was the initial stage of this project. 

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Panmure to Pakuranga

This section of the Eastern Busway, with walking and cycling facilities, is due to be opened to the public in October 2021.

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Pakuranga to Botany

Construction of this further section of the Eastern Busway, with walking and cycling facilities, is due to start in 2022.

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Sylvia Park improvements

Improvements have been made in the Sylvia Park area.

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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

For more information about this project

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