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Leon Optibús

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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,950  East of Industrial Station, PM peak, east-west, 2013.6.14   
Year system commenced: 2003   
System name: Optibús   
Number of BRT stations: 65   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,950  East of Industrial Station, PM peak, east-west, 2013.6.14   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 20  Industrial Station, PM peak, east-west, 2013.6.14   
City centre peak hour speed: 15-19 km/hr  Surveys 14-15 Jun 2013. Slower in mixed traffic corridors   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 15-19 km/hr  Surveys 14-15 Jun 2013. Slower in mixed traffic corridors   
Operational mode: trunk-feeder   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 1  At least one route using 10m buses with 2-side doors   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 5  T-01, T-02, T-03, T-04, T-05   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 95   
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     A small number of retrofitted regular buses
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses   
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor     Likely, but not certain, considering transfers
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

Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 3   
BRT vehicle length: 18.15m  plus some 10m supplementary buses   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 41, 44  44 seats, 116 standing (older), 41 seats, 119 standing (newer)   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Volvo   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Automated fare collection and fare verification   
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): SILVER   
Year system commenced: 2003   
System name: Optibús   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Optibús


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 65   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 60m   
Shortest BRT station: 20m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 15 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 30.5 km   
Station platform height: 1m   
Average distance between stations: 490m   
Number of corridors: 4  5 operating routes   
Number of BRT terminals: 5   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     15km segregated, 15.5km in mixed traffic
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     A couple of larger city center stations
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   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Median cash fare: 8 peso   
Median smart card fare: 6.3 peso   
Infrastructure cost per km: US$1m  Source: bic.asn.au   
BRT bus operator(s): Red Optibus Norte, Red Optibus Sur, Red Optibus Oriente, Red Optibus Poniente, Red Integral Optibus  Plus 14 operators of feeder routes   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger   

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