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Brisbane
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 8,750  South of Buranda, north-south, 3-Aug-2015, PM peak    [ITDP survey]
Year system commenced: 2001  Inner Northern Busway 2008; Eastern Busway 2011   
System name: Busway   
Number of BRT stations: 26   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 8,750  South of Buranda, north-south, 3-Aug-2015, PM peak    [ITDP survey]
Peak buses / hr / direction: 232  Buranda north-south, PM peak, 3-Aug-2015   
City centre peak hour speed: 25 km/hr  PM peak 3-Aug-15 between city & Greenslopes    [ITDP survey]
Full corridor peak hour speed: 25 km/hr  Speed surveys PM peak 3-Aug-15 between city & Greenslopes   
Operational mode: open   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 150+  73 routes at Cultural Centre station   
System passenger-trips per day: 200,000  reported 70 million trips in 2011   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 38   
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   
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: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 90   
Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the left   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2  even the new 18m buses only 2-door   
BRT vehicle length: 12m  some new 18m buses and recently 500 14.5m buses   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 44   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel, some CNG   
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     Also allows cash payment to driver, with change given
System control centre   
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): SILVER   
Year system commenced: 2001  Inner Northern Busway 2008; Eastern Busway 2011   
System name: Busway   
Project website: TransLink.com.au   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Brisbane Busway


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 26   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 100%   
Most station substops: 2  Some station have more, but at most 2 are functional   
Location of busway lanes: Dedicated roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 92m   
Shortest BRT station: 53m  Buranda   
Total length of dedicated busway: 27.3 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 28.7 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 6m   
Station platform height: ~15cm   
Average distance between stations: 1,100m   
Number of corridors: 3  Southeast, Inner Northern, Eastern   
Number of BRT terminals: 0  Operational model does not require special BRT terminals   
Number of BRT depots: 5  Also used for non-BRT buses   
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     Several tunnels and bridges
>1 stop position at stopping area at >75% of stations     Stations without doors / defined stop areas
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     level but sometimes large gap
High-quality passenger information at stations   
Bicycle parking at BRT stations     Though not at all 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): distance-based   
Median cash fare: A$3.20  A$3.20 for 3 zones (Oct-09)   
Median smart card fare: A$2.56  A$25.60 for 10 trips, 3 zones (Oct-09)   
Infrastructure cost per km: AU$27.6 million  2001 value. SE Busway - later corridors higher cost (value shown: 24)   
BRT bus operator(s): Brisbane Transport dominant operator, several smaller operators   
More than one BRT bus operator     Brisbane Transport, though, is by far dominant
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger   
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
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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