What is rapid transit? 

Rapid transit is fast, frequent public transport that carries large numbers of people, using a variety of modes including rail, bus and ferry. Operating in specially built corridors separated from other traffic, they provide more reliable routes.

Auckland’s Rapid Transit Network includes the rail network, the Northern Busway and the Eastern Busway. Rapid transit barely existed in Auckland 15 years ago but has already proven highly successful with more than 26 million trips a year taken prior to COVID-19.

The City Rail Link will double capacity and better connect the Eastern, Western and Southern rail lines into the city. The Eastern Busway continues to expand and will connect Botany and Pakuranga with rail in Panmure.

The Northwestern Bus Improvements are providing improved bus journeys while planning takes place for rapid transit in this corridor.