NZ’s $26 mill bus hub


New station to better connect public transport in one of Auckland’s fastest growing areas

NZ’s $26 mill bus hub
An artists impression of the $26 million Manukau Bus Station in Auckland

Auckland is a step closer to getting a new bus and train station that will help people connect seamlessly between high frequency trains and buses.

Work started on the new $26 million Manukau Bus Station recently and when complete, it will be central to the new public transport network planned for South Auckland.

Auckland Mayor Len Brown campaigned for a new bus station, while he was the mayor of Manukau and is pleased to see it come to fruition.

"In the first five years of a new united Auckland the change in the city has been nothing short of remarkable," he says.

"The new public transport network supported by bus and train transport hubs will transform the way we get Aucklanders moving."

Auckland Transport (AT) metro general manager Mark Lambert says the new bus station will be located right next to Manukau train station and its existing car park will be transformed into a bus station.

"The 23-bay bus station will be constructed right next to the existing Manukau Train Station with all the amenities of a modern station – a ticket office, customer service area, a large passenger waiting area, convenience kiosks, a drop and ride area, 24-hour security and toilets," he says.

"It will help to reduce reliance on private transport and ease congestion on local and arterial roads."

The AT project is funded by the New Zealand Government through the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Auckland Council.

The train and bus stations will be linked by a covered walkway with construction of the bus station building expected to be complete in the second half of 2017.

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