The Eastern Busway - Overview
The Eastern Busway from Pakūranga to Botany is being built and is a significant project for East Auckland. When it’s completed, the busway and flyover above Reeves Road will make local trips easier and more efficient by providing better connections and sustainable travel options for walkers, cyclists, motorists, bus and train customers. It will also create a reliable bus and train service between Botany and Waitematā Station (Britomart) and will be an important part of the region’s rapid transport network.
The Eastern Busway is about more than just better transport. It will increase access to jobs and education, connect people to social and community opportunities, attract investment and growth, enable urban development, and help reduce emissions. Similar to the Northern Expressway on Auckland’s North Shore, the Eastern Busway will create separate lanes for new high-frequency bus services to connect people from Botany, Pakūranga and the surrounding suburbs with the rail network in Panmure. Its efficient services will give nearby communities some great options for cycling, walking or using the bus, and it will be a vital part of the public transport network in Tāmaki Makaurau for decades to come.