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Nagoya Yutorīto Line

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Nagoya
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 500  South of Moriyama Stn, 7-Oct-2013, S-N, PM peak   
Year system commenced: 2001  Opened 23 March   
System name: Yutorīto Line   
Number of BRT stations: 9   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 500  South of Moriyama Stn, 7-Oct-2013, S-N, PM peak   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 12  Moriyama Stn, S-N, 7-Oct-2013, PM peak   
City centre peak hour speed: 25 km/hr  Surveys 7-Oct-2013; elevated guideway section only   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 25 km/hr  Surveys 7-Oct-2013; elevated guideway section only   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 4   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 0   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 42   
Network of routes and corridors     4 routes use the guided busway
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)   
Faster than a trotting donkey   
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors   
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

Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the left   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2  Board in rear door, alight in front door   
BRT vehicle length: 12m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 30  marked full capacity 71 passengers   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
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     Fare charged when alighting from bus
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses     From drivers equipped with headsets
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations   

Other

Year system commenced: 2001  Opened 23 March   
System name: Yutorīto Line   
Project website: guideway.co.jp   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Yutorīto Line


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 9   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Elevated busway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 35m   
Shortest BRT station: 30m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 6.7 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 6.7 km   
Average distance between stations: 810m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 1  Ozone station   
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     Elevators at all station
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     Many nearby areas devoted to car parking
Physical BRT laneway dividers   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): distance-based   
Median cash fare: 300 yen  Range from 180-420 yen   
Median smart card fare: 300 yen  Range from 180-420 yen, 80 transfer discount   
BRT bus operator(s): Nagoya Municipal Bus  Meitetsu Bus and JR Central Bus withdrew in 2009   
BRT management agency: Nagoya Guideway Bus   
More than one BRT bus operator     Meitetsu Bus and JR Central Bus withdrew in 2009
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     Station turnstiles installed but not used. Payment upon alighting
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     Nagoya Guideway Bus manages the guideway facilities
BRT authority plans and controls the system   

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