Rail options investigated for Māngere and airport

Last Updated : 07 Jan 2016
Rail options investigated for Mangere and airport_2

Light and heavy rail options are being investigated by Auckland Transport to improve public transport access to Māngere and the airport area.

A rail link would provide much improved and more reliable public transport for people living in Māngere, working in the airport area, and for travellers.

The area is one of Auckland’s largest and fastest growing employment centres, with jobs increasing from 33,000 to 90,000 by 2044.

Light rail option

A light rail link would cost about $1 billion to extend a proposed light rail route via Queen Street and Dominion Road to Onehunga, Māngere Bridge, Māngere, the airport employment area and a new terminal being developed by Auckland Airport.

The estimated travel time between Britomart and the airport is 44 minutes, or 41 minutes from a new Aotea Station in central Auckland.

Heavy rail option

The heavy rail option would cost about $2.2 billion and include the double tracking of the Onehunga Line with rail extended to Māngere Bridge, Māngere and the airport terminal.

Travel times are an estimated 39 minutes between Britomart and the airport, or 41 minutes from the new central Auckland Aotea Station.

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