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Lanzhou BRT

Updated: 26 October 2015    Full page map    Lanzhou BRT photos

Lanzhou
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 6,630  West of Xingfuxiang, E-W, PM peak, 29-May-2015 [19-Oct-15 similar]    [ITDP survey]
Year system commenced: 2013  28-Dec-12 (limited routes); Jan-13 full operation   
Number of BRT stations: 15   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 6,630  West of Xingfuxiang, E-W, PM peak, 29-May-2015 [19-Oct-15 similar]    [ITDP survey]
Peak buses / hr / direction: 90  Xingfuxiang, E-W, PM peak, 19-Oct-2015    [ITDP survey]
City centre peak hour speed: 22 km/hr  Feb. 2013, 29 May 2015, and 19 Oct 2015    [ITDP survey]
Full corridor peak hour speed: 22 km/hr  Feb. 2013, 29 May 2015, and 19 Oct 2015   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 6  15, 59, 72, 118, 121, 131   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  B1   
System passenger-trips per day: 309,000  Avg daily ridership 11-15 May 2015. Doesn't include transfers   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 75   
Major prizes: 2013 STA Award runner-up; UNFCC CDM project Oct. 2012; finalist HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2015   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)   
Faster than a trotting donkey   
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: 70  50 12m and 20 18m   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 20   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4  2 in both sides of 12m buses   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 30   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 42   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Youngman   
Fare system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Sliding door system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Surveillance system vendor: Qingdao Hisense   
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   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): SILVER   
Year system commenced: 2013  28-Dec-12 (limited routes); Jan-13 full operation   
Lead local design / planning work: Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design Research Institute   
Lead international design / planning work: Far East BRT experts working for ITDP   
Distinctive marketing identity for system   


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 15   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 100%   
Most station substops: 2  Xi Zhan & Peili Guangchang designed 3, but operated 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 8.6 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 9.1 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 4m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 650m   
Number of corridors: 1   
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     Generally yes, but not at all 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     Many but not all station accesses covered
Escalators/lifts at >20% of stations with bridges/tunnels   
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections   
Level boarding and alighting   
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)   
Physical BRT laneway dividers   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Median cash fare: 1 yuan   
Median smart card fare: 0.85 yuan  Further discounts for elderly & students   
Infrastructure cost per km: 595m yuan for 12.3km  2012 value   
BRT bus operator(s): Lanzhou No. 3 Bus Company  Lanzhou No. 3 Bus Company is a subsidiary of Lanzhou Transport Group.   
Infrastructure financing source: ADB 52.84%, city 25.04%, Bank of Lanzhou 22.12%   
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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