AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative)
AMETI is a group of transport projects for the eastern suburbs that aims to give residents greater transport choices and to unlock the economic potential of the area by improving strategic transport links.
18 January 2014
The new transport interchange at Panmure has been opened by Mayor Len Brown and the Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse. The interchange is a pivotal element in public transport operations as part of the AMETI project and will result in a major boost for bus and rail transport to and from Panmure.
See pictures of the opening
Read the release
AMETI is a group of transport projects for the eastern suburbs that aims to:
give residents more transport choices by improving public transport, walking and cycling facilities and reducing traffic congestion, and
to unlock the economic potential of the area by improving strategic transport links.
AMETI projects are spread across a number of years, meaning they are at various stages of development – from construction beginning in Panmure to early concept or design stage for others like the section of urban busway along
Ti Rakau Drive.
Severe congestion in Auckland’s eastern suburbs is holding back the huge potential for economic growth in the area – there are a number of sites ripe for redevelopment if key transport links are improved. There is potential for 40,000 new jobs in the area.
The two bridges across the Tamaki River carry more than 120,000 vehicles a day, more than State Highway One through Victoria Park in central Auckland. They also have more freight traffic than any other corridor in the country.
As public transport isn’t currently a realistic travel choice, its use is very low, less than 4 percent of all journeys.
The population is expected to grow by 20-25,000 during the next 20 years, further increasing pressure on the transport system.
AMETI will see a major focus on public transport improvements, including an urban busway with high frequency services that will eventually run between Botany, Pakuranga and Panmure.
AMETI currently has (click to enlarge the map above)
Phase 1 (in green on the map) - A new road linking Mt Wellington Highway and Morrin Rd, upgrade of Panmure Station and surrounds as a major transport interchange, improvements to Van Damm's Lagoon, walking and cycling paths, a busway bridge and two major bridge replacements.
Phase 2 (in orange on the map) - new intersection to replace Panmure roundabout,
busway from Panmure Station to Pakuranga town centre, new Panmure Bridge, walking and cycle paths,
Reeves Rd flyover
Future developments are
Busway extention to Botany
New Sylvia Park bus interchange and route improvements
Improved South Eastern Highway and East-West connections to State Highway 1
Extension of the new AMETI Road to Merton Road
New Quarry Link Road (linking Stonefields and Pilkington Road)
Some of the key points are:
Getting more people onto public transport to free up roads for freight and business traffic
Roading improvements focused on key congestion points like Panmure town centre and the Ti Rakau Drive/Reeves Rd and south eastern highway (SEART) intersection
Focus local journeys and public transport on the Panmure Bridge route
Waipuna Bridge and the South Eastern Highway become the primary route for through traffic to Auckland central and freight/business traffic
See also AMETI Transport Strategy
Contact us if you have further enquiries about this project