Drury Rail Stations

South Auckland is growing fast. Over the next 30 years, an extra 100,000 people are expected to live in the area, along with 40,000 new houses and 38,000 new jobs.

The Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme has provided funding for three new train stations for southern Auckland. Combined with the extension of electrification from Papakura to Pukekohe, this project will make travelling by train more accessible and appealing to those living and/or working in the area.

The three new stations – two at Drury and one in Paerata - will include bus interchange and park and ride facilities and will allow for connecting walking and cycle paths. New connecting roads will also be developed. Here is a map of the station locations.

KiwiRail has worked with the Supporting Growth Alliance (Waka Kotahi and Auckland Transport) to confirm the locations of the stations and undertake community consultation on these.

You can find out more about this work here.

The intention is to integrate station construction as much as possible with the Papakura to Pukekohe (P2P) electrification project.

The planning approvals for Drury Central and Paerata stations will be processed using the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track consenting) Act 2020. For more information on this process, please visit the Environmental Protection Authority website.

Engagement will continue as the designs are developed. The designation boundaries and planning approval applications are to future-proof the stations for as yet, unfunded stages.

Subject to planning approvals, we expect all three to be completed by late 2025.

Next steps


We have started to process to protect the required land and gain the necessary consents for Drury Central and Paerata stations. 

The planning approvals for Drury Central and Paerata Stations will be processed using the COVID-19 Recovery (fast-track consenting) Act 2020. For more information see the Environmental Protection Authority

Further work is being undertaken for the Drury West station.