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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 7,550  18-Jan-13 south of Insurgentes Stn, AM peak, N-S   
Year system commenced: 2005  19 June. 8.5km southern extension 13-Mar-08. Line 2 in Dec. 2009. Line 3 Feb. 2011. Line 4 2012   
System name: MetroBus   
Number of BRT stations: 115  not including 31 in line 4 that are more like bus stops   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 7,550  18-Jan-13 south of Insurgentes Stn, AM peak, N-S   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 56  18-Jan-13 south of Insurgentes Stn, AM peak, N-S   
City centre peak hour speed: 18 km/hr  Jan-2013 avg of full corridor 3. (Center often < 15, outer areas >25, line 4: 12km/hr)   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 18 km/hr  Jan-2013 avg of full corridor 3. (Center often < 15, outer areas >25, line 4: 12km/hr)   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 81.5 km  though must exit/enter/pay several times to cover all lines   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 2  Lines to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of airport   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 8 map   
System passenger-trips per day: 810,000   Garcia & Escalante, 2012
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 135   
Major prizes: 2013 Sustainable Transport Award   
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: 301  12 25m bi-artic; 235 18m artic; 54 12m   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 247  12 25m bi-artic; 235 18m artic   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card   
Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the right. Line 4 right side doors   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4  6 in bi-articulated buses; 2 in line 4 12m buses   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m, 25m  mostly 18m. Some 25 buses in line 1; 12m buses in line 4   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 30   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 41   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel  hybrid in line 4   
BRT bus manufacturer: Volvo, Scania, Mercedes   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)     Except line 4 hybrid vehicles
Automated fare collection and fare verification   
System control centre   
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): SILVER   
Year system commenced: 2005  19 June. 8.5km southern extension 13-Mar-08. Line 2 in Dec. 2009. Line 3 Feb. 2011. Line 4 2012   
System name: MetroBus   
Project website: metrobus.df.gob.mx   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     MetroBus


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 115  not including 31 in line 4 that are more like bus stops   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway  also some curb-aligned sections   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 157m   
Shortest BRT station: 66m  standard length 66m. Not incl. short stations line 4   
Total length of dedicated busway: 81.5 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 81.5 km   
Station platform height: 1m  curb height 27cm in line 4   
Average distance between stations: 600m   
Number of corridors: 4   
Number of BRT terminals: 6   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways   
Enhanced station (more than just a bus shelter)     Though not in line 4
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     Though some are near intersections
Station size based on passenger demand   
Full weather protection on most station platforms   
Full weather protection on all station platforms     Many line 4 stations are uncovered
Covered station access     Access is mostly at-grade
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections   
Level boarding and alighting     high floor buses and stations
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: n/a  cash payment not accepted   
Median smart card fare: 5 pesos  5 pesos. The smart card costs 15 pesos, which includes one trip.   
BRT bus operator(s): 3 companies in line 1, 2 in line 2, 1 in line 3   
More than one BRT bus operator     6 operators
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     Though not in line 4
Competitively bid operating contracts   
BRT authority plans and controls the system     Metrobus (agency created March 2005)

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