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Urumqi
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 5,470  North of Youailu station, PM peak, S-N, 2015.11.27    [ITDP survey]
Year system commenced: 2011  Lines 1, 2, 3 Sept 2011; Line 5 Dec 2012; Line 7 Oct 2014; Line 4,6 Dec 2015   
System name: BRT   
Number of BRT stations: 112   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 5,470  North of Youailu station, PM peak, S-N, 2015.11.27    [ITDP survey]
Peak buses / hr / direction: 93  Hongshan station, AM peak, N-S, 2015.11.27    [ITDP survey]
City centre peak hour speed: 13 km/hr  Surveys 2011.11.29, 2012.01.4-5, 2012.9.24, 2015.11.27 AM & PM    [ITDP survey]
Full corridor peak hour speed: 13 km/hr  Surveys 2011.11.29, 2012.01.4-5, 2012.9.24, 2015.11.27 AM & PM   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 37.2 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 9  B1,B2,B3,B5,B7,B71,B1S,B2S,B3S   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 74   
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     Probably not, given the low speeds
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: 439  136 for B1, 91 for B2, 94 for B3, 42 for B5, 76 for B7   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 190  Data for line 1 and 2 only   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  BRT1 doors on left only. BRT2 on both sides. BRT3 mainly on right, but all 12m and some 18m with doors both sides   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2-6  2 in the 12m buses. Lines 2 & some of line 3 have doors in both sides   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 29  29 for BRT1,2 and 3; 33 for BRT 5   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 39, 40, 42  40 and 42 for BRT 1, 2 and 3; 39 for BRT 5   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel, CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Youngman, Yutong, Zhongtong   
Fare system vendor: Tsinghua Tongfang Digital City   
Sliding door system vendor: Tsinghua Tongfang Digital City   
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   
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): Non-BRT  Corridor 1 is Bronze, others Non-BRT   
Year system commenced: 2011  Lines 1, 2, 3 Sept 2011; Line 5 Dec 2012; Line 7 Oct 2014; Line 4,6 Dec 2015   
System name: BRT   
Project website: Urumqi BRT   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     BRT


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 112   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 2%  1 station has passing lanes, route 2 terminal at Ertong Gongyuan   
Most station substops: 1  only 1 station with 2 substops   
Location of busway lanes: Varies; mainly in centre. Curbside in line 5  Curbside in parts of line 2, 3, 5, 7   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 80m   
Shortest BRT station: 50m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 44 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 86 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 5m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 800m   
Number of corridors: 7  B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B6,B7   
Number of BRT terminals: 7   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     Many mixed traffic and poorly enforced curbside sections
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)     Yes, but they don't function, as no 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     Except for Laodongjie station
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     Major delays at many 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  Though stations in line 1 have exit card scanners   
Median cash fare: 1 yuan   
Median smart card fare: 1 yuan   
Operating hours: 6:00am-00:30am  BRT1,2,3 7:20am-00:30am, BRT6 6:00am-09:00pm, BRT5 6:30am-9:30pm   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government   

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