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Pakuranga to Botany Busway Pakuranga to Botany Busway

Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Eastern Busway runs between the intersection of Ti Rakau Drive / Pakuranga Road and Botany Town centre.

This stage of the project also includes a new bus station at Pakuranga Town centre, a grade separated road between Pakuranga Road and Pakuranga Highway, along with several cycling, walking and urban design improvements.


  • Continuation of a dedicated urban busway, between Pakuranga and Botany town centres, separate from general traffic.
  • A new bus station and interchange at Pakuranga town centre.
  • A new bus station at Botany town centre.
  • A new grade separated road, connecting Pakuranga Road with Pakuranga Highway.
  • Building a new modern busway bridge across the Pakuranga Creek next to the existing road bridge with a wide shared path for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Improving pedestrian and cycling facilities, including new cycle lanes and footpaths separate from traffic.


  • Reliable, more frequent bus services (every 5 to 10 minutes between Panmure and Botany).
  • The new grade separated road between Pakuranga and Waipuna Bridge will improve travel options for motorists between Pakuranga Road and Pakuranga Highway.
  • The grade separated road will remove up to 40% of traffic from busy intersections, enabling buses to move more freely.
  • 15-minute bus between Botany Town Centre and Panmure Station.
  • Improved signalling at important intersections.
  • Cycle lanes and footpaths will make it possible to walk or cycle off-road between Panmure, Pakuranga, and Botany.
  • Improved pedestrian and cycling connections around Pakuranga town centre.
  • Safer access to Pakuranga Road for local residents.

Busway along Ti Rakau Drive

The busway will continue from the intersection of Pakuranga Road along the centre of Ti Rakau Drive to the future Botany Station.

It will be supported by a number of bus stops at key locations along with separated walking and cycling paths.

Features and benefits

  • Buses every 5-10 minutes.
  • 15-minute bus journey between Botany and Panmure Station.
  • Shared cycling and walking paths.
  • Four lanes for general traffic.

Ti Rakau Drive busway artists impression

Image: Artist's impression of the busway along Ti Rakau Drive.

New connection between Pakuranga Road and Pakuranga Highway

A new grade separated road connecting Pakuranga Road with Pakuranga Highway will help buses travel smoothly by removing up to 40 per cent of vehicle traffic from busy intersections in the area.

The connection will also offer alternative options for motorists travelling between Pakuranga and Mt Wellington.

Reeves Road flyover

Image: Artist's impression.

Pakuranga Creek bridge

We propose building a new busway bridge on the northern side of the current Pakuranga Creek bridge to provide for the busway as well as a combined pedestrian and cycle path.

Features and benefits

  • Two dedicated busway lanes.
  • Shared cycle and pedestrian path separate to general traffic.

Ti Rakau Bridge Artist Impression

Image: Artist's impression of the new busway bridge.

Pakuranga Station

A new station will be developed at Pakuranga town centre, providing improved access to this important commercial and retail precinct and better travel options to the surrounding area.

The new station is still in preliminary design stages and we are working closely with town centre owners on options.

Features and benefits

  • Improved access to Pakuranga town centre.
  • Improved distribution of buses from Pakuranga town centre to either Botany, Panmure or other parts of the area.
  • Facilitates increased number of services and greater frequency.

Botany Station

A new bus station at Botany town centre is currently in the early planning stages.

Public feedback on AMETI Eastern Busway

Download the guide to AMETI Eastern Busway (PDF 7MB, 11 pages)

Download AMETI Eastern Busway Stage 2 and 3 consultation newsletter (PDF 8MB)

Stage 2 and 3 (residential section) plans:

Note: Public consultation took place in 2018 and the feedback received will be included in the next phase of planning and design work on the project. These plans should not be considered as final documents and may change. We will work with the local community and stakeholders when the next phase of design work takes place in 2021.

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport