South Eastern Busway
An urban busway between Panmure Station, Pakuranga and Botany is a key part of improving transport choices in the area. It will mean people can catch a quick bus from the eastern suburbs and change to a train at Panmure.
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Public transport use in the area is low because buses get caught in congestion, resulting in long travel times. The busway would cut journey times by public transport significantly and ease pressure on congestion.
The South Eastern Busway is expected to carry 5.5 million passengers a year when complete. The first stage will be from Panmure Station to Pakuranga town centre as part of AMETI Phase 2. In the future it will be extended to Botany town centre.
What is the South Eastern Busway?
The busway will have separate lanes for buses so they don't get caught up in congestion, improving journey times, making them more reliable and allowing higher frequency of services. It will be an urban busway, different to the Northern Busway in that it will be designed to fit in the urban area.
The busway will feature high-quality bus stops, with intersections designed to provide improved connections and safety for pedestrians. Cycle lanes and wide footpaths will also be built along the busway route. There are also opportunities for the transport improvements to drive redevelopment along the route.
Panmure Station to Pakuranga town centre along the north side of Lagoon Drive and Pakuranga Road.
New Panmure Bridge next to the existing one for the busway, featuring a shaed cycle/walking path
Construction will begin no earlier than 2015 (depending on funding, consent approvals and property purchases.)
Auckland Transport is talking to property owners along the Panmure to Pakuranga section of the busway about impacts to their property.
Property impacts along Ti Rakau Drive are expected to be confirmed soon. Auckland Transport will contact owners directly.
How will the busway operate?
Local bus services will remain and use the busway along parts of their journey
Additional bus services will be provided over time to increase frequencies
A review of bus services in the area, including getting community feedback, is likely before the busway opens
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Flythrough of the South Eastern Busway route and bus stop details
The video below shows the flythrough of the planned busway from Panmure Station to Pakuranga town centre and Botany town centre. It also shows the bus stops and intersections of the planned busway in more detail.