Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Northwest Rapid Transit

24 August 2023


Rapid transit for the Northwest of Tāmaki Makaurau

Kia ora,

We have an exciting and transformational project in the Northwest of Tāmaki Makaurau that we would like to let you know about. 

As part of the growth of the wider rapid transit network, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is investigating the rapid transit options to provide people with a fast, frequent and reliable way to get around the northwest of Auckland - from Brigham Creek to the city centre, alongside State Highway 16 (SH16).​

This mahi is being led by Waka Kotahi in partnership with Te Kawerau ā Maki, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and other iwi partners.

A better-connected Auckland

The northwest of Auckland is growing and there’s an increasing need to provide better public transport options for everyone who lives in and moves around the area.

Rapid transit along the Northwestern Motorway, SH16, will transform the way people move around the region, create connections to the growing rapid transit network, reduce our reliance on private vehicles, reduce emissions and create a more sustainable future for us all.

Rapid transit is fast, frequent and reliable public transport that carries large numbers of people, on dedicated corridors separated from other traffic. This means it is unaffected by general traffic congestion – like the Northern Busway on the Northern Motorway (SH1). Rapid transit can come in a variety of modes including rail, bus and ferry.

Visit our website to learn more about the project: nzta.govt.nz/northwest-rapid-transit



Rapid transit for the Northwest of Tāmaki Makaurau

Kōrero mai – we want to hear from you

You have unique local views and experiences that can help us to deliver better transport options for people in the northwest and connect with the wider rapid transit network. 

There are quick and easy ways to get involved: 

Complete our short survey by clicking the link below 

Start survey


In-person: Come and see us 

We would love to kōrero kanohi ki te kanohi (speak face-to-face) with you at one of our community events. 

Click here for event info



Learn more about the project

Learn more about the project 

Visit our website to learn more about the project. Or, feel free to get in touch with us directly by replying to this email.


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Ngā mihi | Kind regards, 

Northwest Rapid Transit project team