Maungawhau station

Our work in and around the Mangawhau Station precinct.

The rapid and frequent trains to the Maungawhau station and 100,000 square metres of land for future development will bring more people to live, work and hang out in the Uptown area.



The City Rail Link (CRL) is a 3.45-kilometre twin-tunnel underground rail link that will unlock Auckland’s public transport network and transform the way people travel around the city.

It's the largest transport infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in New Zealand. The rail link connects Waitematā (Britomart) and Maungawhau (Mt Eden) stations with the creation of two brand new underground stations Te Wai Horotiu (Aotea) and Karanga-a-Hape.

What was the Mt Eden train platform is being enlarged and re-developed into Maungawhau station. This bigger station will include both the existing Kingsland to Grafton line and Mt Eden to Karangahape Road line (City Rail Link).

The name Maungawhau, means ‘hill of the whau tree’, in reference to the nearby volcanic cone, Mt Eden/Maungawhau. Maungawhau was previously an enormous Māori pā - a citadel built for thousands of inhabitants and at 196m tall, is the highest volcano in Auckland.

The Maungawhau station is based in the Uptown precinct, which encompasses Eden Terrace, and parts of Grafton and Newton. The idea of ‘Uptown’ as a precinct is recent but the neighbourhoods there are some of the city's oldest and most storied.

The development opportunity has the potential to further transform and enhance the Uptown precinct as a thriving, accessible, and innovative neighbourhood that embraces its unique heritage and diverse community.

Maungawhau projects

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Maungawhau Station precinct

2023 - TBC

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