Drury Rail Stations

Southern 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 accessway 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 (using the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track consenting) Act 2020) have been granted. For more information on the planning approvals, go to the EPA 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.

 

Station Names

Names for the three new stations have been gifted to KiwiRail by mana whenua to replace the 'placeholder' names we have been using to date. Chosen to reflect significant historical and geographical features around the stations, the gifted names are:

Maketuu Station for Drury Central

The name Maketuu gives tribute to the traditional name for the Maketuu stream and the historic name’s sake of the ancient Te Maketuu Pā (The Pratts Road Historic Reserve) all located within the area.

Ngaakooroa for Drury West

Ngaakooroa has been chosen due to the proximity to the Ngakoroa Stream. The Ngakoroa catchment includes extensive natural resources, including large waterways, fertile, low lying cultivation areas, and proximity to the resources of the Manukau harbour that would have made the area desirable for Māori settlement.

Paeraataa Station

Mana Whenua have agreed to the continuation of the name Paeraataa for the new station, but with the implementation of the double vowel. Paeraataa was named as a conflation of the Māori words “pae”, meaning “a ridge or resting place”, and “raataa”, named for a large rata tree that grew on the ridge on Burtt Road.

The next step is to formally establish these names through the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB).  We will shortly submit a joint formal proposal to the board and together with Auckland Transport.

Proposing these names demonstrates our commitment to our mana whenua partners and the restoration and preservation of their cultural identity. The use of these names  will encourage and support the integration of te reo Māori into everyday use and will be a lasting legacy to this fast-growing region.

The NZGB follows a statutory process for confirming place names, which includes consultation with the public and seeks submissions on the proposed names.

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.