Auckland Transport

Otahuhu Station

Auckland Transport constructed a new, fully-integrated bus-train station at the existing Ōtāhuhu railway station to provide better connected and more frequent public transport services.


Project status: Completed
Project zone: South


Project overview

Video: Learn about the history and culture behind the new station's architecture, and see the creative process behind its construction.

  • Ōtāhuhu Station is a key station in the new public transport network.
  • The new facility incorporates the existing train station, linking the rail platform with two new bus platforms and a terminal building via an elevated concourse.
  • The total cost, including land purchase, investigation, design and construction was $28 million.
  • The project was funded by Auckland Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Benefits

  • A high-quality, modern facility, with architecture reflecting local and historical narratives.
  • Better connectivity between bus and rail networks.
  • Covered bus platforms for passengers moving between bus and train services.
  • Improved facilities and access for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Clear, safe separation of buses, trains, pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles.

Cost

The project was funded by Auckland Council and the Government through the NZ Transport Agency at the construction cost of $28 million.

Timeline

  • August 2014 – Public open day with station designers.
  • November 2014 – Enabling works began. Titi Street Bridge closed.
  • November 2015 – Main construction works began (building the concourse area and landscaping)
  • Mid-2016 – Completion of the bus station and concourse.
  • 29 October 2016 - Station opened by the Minister of Transport and Auckland Mayor.

Project details


AT is moving to a simpler and more-integrated public transport network as part of the new public transport network. The new network of buses and trains will change the way people travel, including the need for some passengers to transfer at key stations.

Ōtāhuhu Station is a key connection point for the bus and rail networks.

The new bus facility has been built on land next to the existing Ōtāhuhu train station. Vehicles can access the station via a new signalised western approach to the Walmsley Road / Saleyards Road / Station Road intersection.

Artist impression of the station from Walmsely Road

Otahuhu station from Walmsley Road

Design

The station design reflects the history of the area and the site's importance to local mana whenua as a historic portage site for waka.

Key design features include:

  • An elevated, over-rail concourse linking bus and train platform.
  • Multiple access options: stairs and lifts.
  • Passenger drop-off zone and staff parking. 
  • Shared cycle path, cycle storage racks, and separated cycle crossing at adjacent intersection.
  • WiFi hotspots.
  • CCTV security.
  • Allowance for the future City Rail Link rail line and platform.

Overall plan diagram


For more information

Contact Auckland Transport