Waitematā Harbour Connections is a key part of expanding Auckland’s future rapid transit network. Rapid transit is already moving thousands of people every day around the region and now we’re working on the next stages to improve transport choices and make Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland a better place to live now and for future generations.
Rapid transit is a type of fast, frequent public transport that carries large numbers of people using a variety of modes including rail, metro and buses that operates on specially built corridors separated from other traffic, providing more reliable, uncongested routes.
Investing in high capacity, high quality, rapid transit is critical to developing a modern, connected region, providing people with faster, safer and more reliable trips and reducing carbon emissions. Rapid transit enables housing and business growth and is the catalyst for neighbourhood regeneration and people-friendly streets, unlocking the region’s growth potential.
The Waitematā Harbour Connections project will investigate options to provide light rail to move people across the harbour between the city centre and North Shore. It will connect with Auckland Light Rail to provide seamless travel options between the North Shore and employment hubs at Auckland Airport and areas of housing growth in Mt Roskill, Onehunga and Mangere, along with other future rapid transit corridors to the Northwest. Planning across all rapid transit projects will be coordinated to ensure Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has a fully integrated transport network for future generations.
Auckland Light Rail(external link)