Panmure to Pakuranga (AMETI phase 2)
New interchange opening early next year.
Panmure's new transport interchange featuring rail and bus stations at different levels along with pedestrian, cycling and vehicle facilities will be opened at a special public function on 18 January 2014.
The $17.5 million dollar transport hub is a key component of the AMETI transport solution and will be a key step in providing cummuter benefits in east Auckland.
See the media release
Details of the project
Public Information Day
A public information day on the AMETI project was held on 20 July 2013 at Pakuranga and was attended by hundreds of interested people.
Details of the latest plans were outlined at the meeting, and the new maps and diagrams presented are listed below.
The completion of the first two phases of AMETI will see reduced congestion in areas that were previously causing problems.
Public transport will become a more attractive option with better roads and better rail and bus connections. With seven kilometres of new cycle paths and six kilometres of new footpaths, travelling on foot or cycle will also have new
Work on AMETI Phase Two - Panmure to Pakuranga will include:
Upgrading the Panmure roundabout to a traffic light intersection.
A new busway from Panmure Station to Pakuranga town centre along the north side of Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Rd. See a "fly-through" of the new layout.
A new Panmure bridge to be built alongside the existing one.
A new bus station at Pakuranga town centre. New sets of traffic lights around Pakuranga town centre to improve access.
New local road connections through Pakuranga town centre to improve connectivity.
Improved amenities along all Pakuranga town centre streets.
Construction of a Reeves Road flyover to create a direct link from Pakuranga Road to Waipuna Bridge for
The public is invited to give feedback on the project so far and these plans for the future
See details of Phase 2 and the most recent public displays below.
Phase Two Background
The second phase of AMETI includes upgrading Panmure roundabout to an intersection and building a new busway from Panmure Station to Pakuranga town centre.
About 60,000 vehicles a day use the roundabout, it has a poor crash record and traffic gets backed up along all roads approaching it, including those from Pakuranga.
AMETI Phase Two includes
Upgrading Panmure roundabout to asignalised intersection to remove a major congestion point and improve safety for cyclists and pedestriansCreating a busway with lanes separate from general traffic from Panmure Station to Pakuranga town centre to make public transport quicker.
Completing about 7km of new cycling paths and 6km of footpaths, including new paths linking Panmure and Pakuranga along Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Rd.
New Panmure Bridge next to the existing one for buses, cyclists and pedestrians.
The Reeves Rd flyover, a direct link from Pakuranga Road to Waipuna Bridge above part of Reeves Rd and the current Ti Rakau Drive intersection. Read more
More transport options – with major public transport, walking and cycling improvements
Bottleneck at Panmure roundabout removed, with a safer signalised intersection keeping traffic moving. Average morning and evening queues reduced by 60%
Quicker and more reliable journeys by bus, getting more people onto public transport
Easier to walk or cycle around Panmure. At the new intersection there will be direct crossings across all roads, instead of the current 500m crossing distance from Ireland to Mountain Rd.
Priority for vehicles using Lagoon Drive making it a more attractive route for through traffic, reducing use of Church Cres and Queen’s Rd as a rat run
New cycle lanes and footpaths connecting Panmure and Pakuranga
A better town centre environment and improved connections with Panmure Station.