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TransMilenio (Bogota)

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Bogota
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 37,700  Nth of Calle 76, S-N, PM peak 21-Jan-13. AM N-S 35,160   
Year system commenced: 2000   
System name: TransMilenio   
Number of BRT stations: 144   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 37,700  Nth of Calle 76, S-N, PM peak 21-Jan-13. AM N-S 35,160   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 312  25-Jun-13, Calle 76 station, AM peak, N-S   
City centre peak hour speed: 16-30 km/hr  Speed varies by corridor & express / skipped stations   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 16-30 km/hr  Speed varies by corridor & express / skipped stations   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 310 km  Approximate. Not incl. Airport and Carrera 10 corridors   
Operational mode: trunk-feeder   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 102  94 express, 8 all-stop (not incl. Airport & Carrera 10 corridors)   
System passenger-trips per day: 1,650,000  Source: Transmilenio SA. Includes boardings on feeder buses, does not include transfers in stations. Not incl. Airport & Carrera 10 corridors   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 132   
Highest peak hour boardings at a single station: 8,000  Survey on 20-Jun-11 at Calle 100 station   
Major prizes: 2005 Sustainable Transport Award; multiple national & international awards   
Network of routes and corridors   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)   
Faster than a trotting donkey   
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors     Integrated feeders
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses   
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: 1,215  Not incl. Airport & Carrera 10 corridors   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 1,215  Not incl. Airport & Carrera 10 corridors   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 515  Not incl. Airport & Carrera 10 corridors   
Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4  7 in the bi-articulated buses   
BRT vehicle length: 18m, 24.5  also 8-12m feeder buses   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 48  ranges from 44-48. 54-62 seats in bi-articulated buses   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Volvo, Mercedes, Scania   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)   
Automated fare collection and fare verification   
System control centre   
High-quality passenger information on buses     Next 2 stops are displayed, but not other information
Audio announcements on BRT buses   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): GOLD   
Year system commenced: 2000   
System name: TransMilenio   
Project website: TransMilenio.gov.co   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     TransMilenio


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 144   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 100%   
Most station substops: 4   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 365m  2-module offset stations; long connecting walkways   
Shortest BRT station: 55m  one module central platform   
Total length of dedicated busway: 105 km  Incl. Airport and Carrera 10 corridors   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 108 km  Incl. Airport and Carrera 10 corridors   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 5m   
Station platform height: 1m   
Average distance between stations: 790m   
Number of corridors: 11   
Number of BRT terminals: 7  Plus 6 interchange stations (not incl. Airport & Carrera 10 corridors)   
Number of BRT depots: 7  not incl. Airport & Carrera 10 corridors   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways   
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     Mostly only one position
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     Probably not needed, given climate
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     Though hard to understand for visitors
Bicycle parking at BRT stations     At some stations and terminals
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)     Some but not all corridors
Improvements to nearby public space   
Physical BRT laneway dividers   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Median cash fare: 1,700 peso  1,700 peso peak, 1,400 off peak   
Median smart card fare: 1,700 peso  1,700 peso peak, 1,400 off peak   
Infrastructure cost per km: US$5.3m (phase 1), $13.3m (phase 2)  US$5.3m (phase 1), $13.3m (phase 2)   
BRT management agency: Transmilenio S.A.   
Operating hours: 5:30am-10:00pm  Feeders from 4.30am-11.45pm   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Competitively bid operating contracts   
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger   
No operational subsidy from government     no subsidy
Buses paid for by operators rather than government   
Oversight from an independent entity/agency   
BRT authority plans and controls the system   

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