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DART (Dar es Salaam)

updated: 28 March 2017    Full page map    Dar es Salaam BRT photos

Daressalaam
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 8,800  West of Jangwani station, W-E, AM peak, 27 Mar 2017   
Year system commenced: 2016  Opened 10 May   
System name: DART   
City centre peak hour speed: 24 km/hr  AM peak survey, 27 Mar 2017   
Number of BRT stations: 32   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 8,800  West of Jangwani station, W-E, AM peak, 27 Mar 2017   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 88  Jangwani station, W-E, AM peak, 27-Mar-2017   
City centre peak hour speed: 24 km/hr  AM peak survey, 27 Mar 2017   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 24 km/hr  surveys 27 Mar 2017, AM peak   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 100   
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     Transfer costs, though, are likely high
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: 140   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Location of bus doorways: Right side  traffic is on the left   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2-3  2 in 12m, 3 in 18m. One unused door at front left   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Golden Dragon   
Real-time next bus information displays     
Distinctive BRT buses     
Sliding doors in BRT stations     Doors not operational

Other

Year system commenced: 2016  Opened 10 May   
System name: DART   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 32   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 136m   
Shortest BRT station: 66m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 20.9 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 20.9 km   
Station platform height: 1m   
Average distance between stations: 620m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 4   
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     
Includes BRT-only tunnels or bridges     
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     
Level boarding and alighting     
Physical BRT laneway dividers     

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Infrastructure cost per km: 6.38m euros  134m euros total   
BRT bus operator(s): UDA-RT   
BRT management agency: Dar Rapid Transit Agency (DART)   
Infrastructure financing source: African Devt Bank, World Bank, Govt of Tanzania   
More than one BRT bus operator     
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
Oversight from an independent entity/agency     
BRT authority plans and controls the system     

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