Auckland Council plans to breathe new life into the city center with the imminent opening of the Te Waihorotiu train station, scheduled for 2025 as p
Auckland Council plans to breathe new life into the city center with the imminent opening of the Te Waihorotiu train station, scheduled for 2025 as part of the City Rail Link project. The station is envisioned as a “gateway” to the city, offering direct access to Victoria Street West, connecting bus services, and a bustling transportation hub. Anticipated to be New Zealand’s busiest train station, it will serve up to 54,000 passengers per hour, aligning with the city’s growing population.
The Te Waihorotiu project remains on schedule for completion and bears cultural and historical significance, named after the river that once flowed beneath Queen Street. The station’s design incorporates seven skylights representing Matariki.
This initiative is part of a broader strategy to reinvigorate Auckland’s city center, with pedestrian counts already on the rise due to recent events. Once operational, Te Waihorotiu is expected to play a pivotal role in transforming the city center into a vibrant urban space.