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Updated: 23 July 2015    Full page map    Zhongshan BRT photos

Zhongshan
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,020  East of Nongshangyinhang Dongquzhihang stn, E-W, PM peak, 16-Jul-2015    [ITDP survey]
Year system commenced: 2014  Opened 27 January   
Number of BRT stations: 13  of the 13, 3 were still being finished in May 2014   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,020  East of Nongshangyinhang Dongquzhihang stn, E-W, PM peak, 16-Jul-2015    [ITDP survey]
Peak buses / hr / direction: 26  Nongshangyinhang Dongquzhihang stn, E-W, PM peak, 16-Jul-2015    [ITDP survey]
City centre peak hour speed: 24 km/hr  Peak hour surveys on 16-Jul-2015    [ITDP survey]
Full corridor peak hour speed: 24 km/hr  Peak hour surveys on 16-Jul-2015   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 64.6 km  B1/B10/B11/B12/B13/B15:12.7/10.7/9.6/12/12/7.6   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 5  B10, B11, B12, B13, B15   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  B1   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 40   
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: 81  6 18m buses, 15 12m buses, 60 9m buses   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 6  6 18m buses, 15 12m buses, 60 9m buses   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  Left for B1, both sides for B10,B11, B12, B13, B15   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2  2 for 12m, 3 for 18m; 2 right side and 1 left side for 9m; 2 right side & 2 left side for non-B1 12m   
BRT vehicle length: 9m, 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 35   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 43   
BRT vehicle fuel: LNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Kinglong   
Fare system vendor: Shanghai Damo   
Sliding door system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
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   
System control centre   
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): BRONZE   
Year system commenced: 2014  Opened 27 January   
Distinctive marketing identity for system   


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 13  of the 13, 3 were still being finished in May 2014   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1  two stopping spaces   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 12.6 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 13 km   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 1,000m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 1  Huojugongjiao Suniu   
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   
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 all station platforms   
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)   

Regulation & costs

Median cash fare: 1 yuan   
Median smart card fare: 0.9 yuan   
Infrastructure cost per km: 110 m yuan for 12.9km  2014 value   
BRT bus operator(s): Zhongshan Bus Co.   
Operating hours: 6:00am-10:30pm   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Competitively bid operating contracts   
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger   
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed

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