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BRT Sunway (Kuala Lumpur)

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Kualalumpur
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 400  South of Sunway Lagoon Station, S-N, PM peak, 2018.12.31   
Year system commenced: 2015  Opened 2 June   
System name: BRT Sunway   
City centre peak hour speed: 25.5 km/hr  8 PM peak trips, 2018.12.31   
Number of BRT stations: 7   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 400  South of Sunway Lagoon Station, S-N, PM peak, 2018.12.31   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 15  Sunmed Station, S-N, PM peak, 2018.12.31   
City centre peak hour speed: 25.5 km/hr  8 PM peak trips, 2018.12.31   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 21.1km/hr  AM peak surveys, 17-Nov-2015   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 5.2 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 26   
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: 15   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 0   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, token   
Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the left   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 1   
BRT vehicle length: 12m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 25  plus 3 fold-down seats   
BRT vehicle fuel: electric   
BRT bus manufacturer: BYD   
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): BRONZE   
Year system commenced: 2015  Opened 2 June   
System name: BRT Sunway   
Project website: Sunway BRT   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 7   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Elevated busway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 27m   
Shortest BRT station: 27m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 5.3 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 5.3 km   
Station platform height: ~30cm   
Average distance between stations: 1,120m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 0   
Number of BRT depots: 1   
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     
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     
Physical BRT laneway dividers     

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): distance-based  1.6-5.4 MYR   
Median cash fare: RM 4  Fares range from 1.6 to 5.4 ringgit   
Median smart card fare: RM 2.6  Fares range from 1.3 to 4.3 ringgit   
Infrastructure cost per km: 111 million MYR  2015 value. US$26 million   
BRT bus operator(s): rapidKL  Owned by Prasarana, which is owned by MOF   
12m BRT bus cost: 2m ringgit   
BRT management agency: Prasarana Malaysia Bhd   
Infrastructure financing source: 70% Prasarana, 15% Sunway Bhd, 15% Unit Kerjasama Awam Swasta (UKAS)  Prasarana and UKAS are both government owned   [Wikipedia]
More than one BRT bus operator     
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
Competitively bid operating contracts     
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government     
Oversight from an independent entity/agency     Prasarana owns rapidKL, also provides oversight

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