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Bangkok
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 200  3-Jan-2017, AM peak, south-north south of Arkan Songkroh   
Year system commenced: 2010  Opened 29 May, free of charge to 31 August   
System name: Bangkok BRT   
Number of BRT stations: 12  11 in Sathorn/Rama 3 area, 1 over Rama 3 bridge at The Mall Thaphra   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 200  3-Jan-2017, AM peak, south-north south of Arkan Songkroh   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 7  AM peak, to Sathorn, 3-Jan-2017   
City centre peak hour speed: 29 km/hr  multiple speed surveys 3-Jan-2017 during AM peak   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 26 km/hr  speed surveys 18-Oct-11 PM peak, only in Sathorn-Rama IX section   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 15.3 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  route 402   
System passenger-trips per day: 15,000   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 29   
Highest peak hour boardings at a single station: 1,100  Sathorn terminal, PM peak, 18-Oct-11   
Network of routes and corridors   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)     Though only in Sathorn-Rama IX section
Faster than a trotting donkey   
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors   
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses     Yes in Sathorn section, no after Rama IX Bridge
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor   
Throughput >20,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Throughput >10,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Carries more than a mixed traffic lane (2500 pphpd)   

Vehicles & ITS

Fleet of special BRT buses: 20   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 0   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  traffic is on the left   
BRT vehicle length: 12m   
BRT bus manufacturer: Shanghai Sunlong   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations     Sliding doors & air-con at the two terminal stations
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)   
Automated fare collection and fare verification     Installation not yet complete as of 23-Aug-10
High-quality passenger information on buses     On-bus information not functioning during 18-Oct-11 PM peak survey of 2 buses
Audio announcements on BRT buses     On-bus information not functioning during 18-Oct-11 PM peak survey of 2 buses

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): BRONZE   
Year system commenced: 2010  Opened 29 May, free of charge to 31 August   
System name: Bangkok BRT   
Project website: bangkokbrt.com   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Bangkok BRT


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 12  11 in Sathorn/Rama 3 area, 1 over Rama 3 bridge at The Mall Thaphra   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 60m   
Shortest BRT station: 50m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 6.6 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 15.3 km   
Average distance between stations: 1,400m   
Number of corridors: 1  Sathorn to Ratchapruek   
Number of BRT terminals: 2   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     Not segregated on the many bridges & flyovers
Enhanced station (more than just a bus shelter)   
Overtaking lanes at more than 75% of stations   
Bike sharing in vicinity of BRT stations   
Wheelchair accessible stations   
Distinctive BRT stations   
>1 substop at >75% of stations (requires overtaking)   
Includes BRT-only tunnels or bridges   
>1 stop position at stopping area at >75% of stations   
Stations away from intersections   
Station size based on passenger demand   
Full weather protection on most station platforms   
Full weather protection on all station platforms   
Covered station access   
Escalators/lifts at >20% of stations with bridges/tunnels   
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections   
Level boarding and alighting     high floor buses and stations
High-quality passenger information at stations   
Bicycle parking at BRT stations     Yes, at some stations
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)   
Improvements to nearby public space   
Physical BRT laneway dividers   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Median cash fare: 12-20 baht  12-20 baht based on distance   
12m BRT bus cost: 7m baht   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Competitively bid operating contracts   
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government   

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