Rail corridor upgrade
At the heart of the network for the south is a well connected Rapid Transport Network with electric trains extended to Pukekohe and extra rail capacity. New stations at Tironui, Drury, Drury West and Paerata will improve access to trains.
New or improved public transport corridor
Rapid transit links between the airport, Manukau, Flat Bush and Botany, along with high frequency buses between Manukau and Drury West will be provided via a high frequency bus corridor. Future improvements to Park and Ride facilities, along with implementation of the Southern New Network in October 2016, will provide a strong public transport network.
New or improved road corridor
Another key focus is the upgrade of the Mill Road corridor from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and Drury. This will help improve safety, provide greater access to new growth areas and provide an additional north-south route. It will link to State Highway 1 and to a new expressway between Drury, Paerata and Pukekohe. The widening of State Highway 1 between Manukau and Papakura would be extended to Drury.
In Takanini, replacing level crossings with bridges over the rail line will allow increased train frequencies. The upgrades at Rangi Road, Taka Street and Walters Road will also ensure good east-west connections for the area. The new station at Tironui will improve access to trains.
State Highway 22 will be upgraded in the vicinity of Paerata, and in Pukekohe a road south of the town centre will allow a bypass for trucks and other traffic.
Working together with Waikato local authorities, improved public transport, local road, and state highway connections will be investigated.
Safety improvements on State Highway 22 will also improve travel between Drury and Pukekohe.
Cycling and walking
The cycling and walking network will be expanded across the network to improve travel choice and accessibility in local areas.