NZ station to open


A new bus and train station to open in Auckland next year will reduce walking times between modes

NZ station to open
Auckland, New Zealand

A new transport interchange in Auckland will open next month to make commuting a more seamless experience with walking time between buses and trains reduced to less than a minute.

The new bus and train station in Panmure is a significant step towards better transport connections for Auckland’s eastern suburbs.

The $17.5 million interchange will allow easy and direct transfers between rail and bus, benefitting those living and working in the area as well as those who travel through Panmure as part of their daily commute.

The interchange, which is part of the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI), will be officially opened with a community event on January 18.

It is the first stage of the Southeastern Busway, and will offer passengers faster and more reliable travel times by removing buses from congestion.

Auckland Transport Chief Executive David Warburton says the new interchange will become an important transport hub for Auckland and is a significant step towards improving the city’s public transport system.

"The interchange layout is designed for easy transfers which is of course also enhanced by the new AT HOP card allowing people to travel seamlessly between public transport modes and operators," he says.

Features of the station include a new central pedestrian plaza linking both sides of the rail tracks, two lifts, escalators to both platforms and four sets of stairs at the main access points.

Ticket machines will also be installed on both platforms with a staffed ticket office on the ground floor.

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