We are looking to add a new busway station to the highly successful Northern Busway which will be undergoing a significant upgrade as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s Northern Corridor Improvements project.
Project status: Investigation
Project zone: North
The new station will be owned and operated by Auckland Transport (AT) and oversight of the project’s design and delivery will be managed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), in order to construct the station alongside the wider Northern Corridor Improvement (NCI) works.
AT is working with NZTA to develop the detailed design for the Rosedale Busway Station project and undertake communications and engagement with the public from 29 January to 16 March 2018.
The project will integrate the new busway station with existing busway, walking, and cycling improvements which are being delivered as part of the NCI project.
Similar to the Smales Farm Busway Station, it is expected that Rosedale Busway Station will serve as a destination station for the many commuters who work, go to school, or attend sporting activities in the area.
A business case has been approved by the AT Board and a detailed design investigation is underway.
- Improved access to commercial, residential, and education centres.
- Improved experience for public transport customers.
- Better reliability and accessibility of public transport services.
The design for Rosedale Busway Station will include local service bus stops on Rosedale Road, drop-off and pick-up areas and some parking spaces for operational and mobility access car parks.
AT expects that the station will, at a minimum, cater to approximately 4,000 passengers a day; provide greater accessibility to and from residential and employment catchments in the North Shore and improve public transport service reliability.
These outcomes will support the predicted residential and employment growth in the area.
Approximately 5,200 job opportunities will be located within an 800m walk-up catchment of where the new station will be.
An additional 14,000 residents and 12,000 jobs will be serviced by being located within a 10-minute feeder bus trip when the new public transport network for North Shore is implemented in 2018 and another 10,000 residents and 3,000 jobs within a 15 to 20-minute trip.
When Rosedale Busway Station is completed there will be further service changes which will re-route and improve public transport services to the new station.
This means that the residential and commercial area around the station will become more accessible via local feeder services and improved busway services.
Park and ride alternatives
Although provisions for a park and ride were included in the initial investigation, AT has decided not to incorporate a park and ride facility in the design of the new Rosedale Busway Station as it would likely result in greater traffic congestion in the area and be less cost-effective than other potential areas, such as Silverdale and Albany, where initiatives to improve park and ride capacity are already underway or being investigated.
We sought feedback on adding a new station to the highly successful Northern Busway which will be undergoing a significant upgrade as part of the NZ Transport Agency’s Northern Corridor Improvements project. The public consultation ran from 29 January to 16 March 2018.
What happens next
- Consider all feedback and use it to help refine the design.
- Prepare and publish a report on the feedback received. The report will include any changes made to the proposal following the feedback period. If you provide your contact details when you give us feedback, we will notify you when the report is available.