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Lima Metropolitano

Updated: 10 July 2011    Full page map    Lima BRT photos

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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 13,950  South of Uni, N-S, AM peak, 2011.6.24. PM peak 9,700 Uni Stn S-N   
Year system commenced: 2010  Free trials in June, commercial operation from 28-July-10   
System name: Metropolitano   
Number of BRT stations: 38  Including 3 terminals   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 13,950  South of Uni, N-S, AM peak, 2011.6.24. PM peak 9,700 Uni Stn S-N   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 101  24-Jun-11 N-S AM peak, south of Uni Station. PM peak 84 S-N   
City centre peak hour speed: 25 km/hr  Surveys on 24-25-Jun-11. Speeds ranged from 15-35km/hr   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 25 km/hr  Surveys on 24-25-Jun-11. Speeds ranged from 15-35km/hr   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 27.1 km  transfer to feeder requires additional fare payment   
Operational mode: trunk-feeder   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 6  2 all-stops, 4 express   
System passenger-trips per day: 350,000  source: Gerhard Menckhoff   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 138   
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     Mostly yes, but in highest demand places no
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: 300  Source: Wikipedia   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 300   
Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4  2 doors in the 12m feeder buses   
BRT vehicle length: 18m  plus 12m feeder buses   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Kinglong, Modasa  Kinglong is based in Xiamen, Modasa in Peru   
Real-time next bus information displays     Though some stations have some displays
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)     CNG
Automated fare collection and fare verification   
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): GOLD   
Year system commenced: 2010  Free trials in June, commercial operation from 28-July-10   
System name: Metropolitano   
Lead local design / planning work: Geoconsult   
Lead international design / planning work: Taryet and Getinsa  Contracted by IADB under a Spanish Trust Fund   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Metropolitano


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 38  Including 3 terminals   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 76%  9 stations without passing lanes   
Most station substops: 3  Uni Station   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway  also two short 2-way sections on the side of 1-way roads in city centre and Barranco   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 285m  2-module offset stations; long connecting walkways   
Total length of dedicated busway: 27.1 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 27.1 km   
Station platform height: 90cm   
Average distance between stations: 730m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 3  Estacion Central, Estacion Matellini, Naranjal   
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     Though non-functioning lift in at least one station in Jun-11
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     Though not in city centre area
Station size based on passenger demand   
Full weather protection on most station platforms     Large parts of stations not covered; some whole stations not covered
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   
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)   
Improvements to nearby public space   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare  Extra charge to transfer to feeders now scrapped   
Median cash fare: n/a  cash payment not possible, cards issued at stations   
Median smart card fare: 2 soles  Originally 1.5 soles + 0.8 feeder. Now 2 soles   
Infrastructure cost per km: $9.67 million  2010 value. US$262m for first corridor   
BRT bus operator(s):  3 consortia of Colombian bus companies with Peruvian operators. 1 Argentine-Spanish-Peruvian JV   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Buses paid for by operators rather than government   

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