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Islamabad Metrobus

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Islamabad
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,100  AM peak eastbound, west of Stock Exchange Station, 2015.12.2    [ITDP-Indonesia survey]
Year system commenced: 2015   
System name: Rawalpindi - Islamabad Metrobus   
Number of BRT stations: 24   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,100  AM peak eastbound, west of Stock Exchange Station, 2015.12.2    [ITDP-Indonesia survey]
Peak buses / hr / direction: 21  AM peak eastbound, Stock Exchange Station, 2015.12.2    [ITDP-Indonesia survey]
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 22.5 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1   
System passenger-trips per day: 125,000   data provided by regulator
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 100   
Network of routes and corridors   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)   
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: 68   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 68   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: chip card   
Location of bus doorways: Right side  traffic is on the left   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 3   
BRT vehicle length: 18m   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 45   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Sunwin Volvo   
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   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): BRONZE   
Year system commenced: 2015   
System name: Rawalpindi - Islamabad Metrobus   
Project website: metrori.pk   
Distinctive marketing identity for system   


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 24   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 100%   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 22.5 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 22.5 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 6m   
Station platform height: 90cm   
Average distance between stations: 975m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 2  Though station size similar; just u-turns added   
Number of BRT depots: 1   
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   
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-quality passenger information at stations   
Bicycle parking at BRT 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: 20 rupees   
Median smart card fare: 20 rupees   
Infrastructure cost per km: US$20 million  2015 value   
BRT bus operator(s): Lahore Metrobus Company   
BRT management agency: Punjab Metrobus Authority   
Infrastructure financing source: Federal Govt 100%   
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     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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