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Lanzhou BRT

updated: 31 May 2018    Full page map    Lanzhou BRT photos

Lanzhou
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 6,130  West of Xingfuxiang, E-W, PM peak, 5-Sep-2019   
BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): SILVER  77. 3 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2012  28-Dec-12 (limited routes); Jan-13 full operation   
System name: Lanzhou BRT   
City centre peak hour speed: 21.0 km/hr  Multiple surveys, 5-6 Sep 2019   
Number of BRT stations: 15   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 6,130  West of Xingfuxiang, E-W, PM peak, 5-Sep-2019   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 100  West of Xingfuxiang, E-W, PM peak, 5-Sep-2019   
City centre peak hour speed: 21.0 km/hr  Multiple surveys, 5-6 Sep 2019   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 21.0 km/hr  Multiple surveys, 5-6 Sep 2019   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 6  15, 59, 72, 118, 121, 131   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  B1   
System passenger-trips per day: 309,000  Avg daily ridership 11-15 May 2015. Does not include transfers   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 61   
Highest peak hour boardings at a single station: 1,732  Xizhanshizi station, PM peak, 6-Sep-2019   
Major prizes: 2013 STA Award runner-up; UNFCC CDM project Oct. 2012; finalist HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2015   
Network of routes and corridors     Routes yes, corridor no
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: 70  50 12m and 20 18m   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 20   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash, Wechat   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4-6  2 in both sides of 12m buses, 3 in both sides of 18m buses   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 30   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 42   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Youngman   
Fare system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Sliding door system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Real-time next bus information displays     No real-time information during Sep-2019
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): SILVER  77. 3 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2012  28-Dec-12 (limited routes); Jan-13 full operation   
System name: Lanzhou BRT   
Lead local design / planning work: Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design Research Institute   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 15   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 100%   
Most station substops: 2  Xi Zhan & Peili Guangchang designed 3, but operated 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 115m  Xizhanshizi station   
Shortest BRT station: 40m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 9.1 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 9.1 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 4m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 650m   
Number of corridors: 1   
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     Generally yes, but not at all 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     Many but not all station accesses covered
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)     
Physical BRT laneway dividers     

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Median cash fare: 1 yuan   
Median smart card fare: 0.85 yuan  Further discounts for elderly & students   
Infrastructure cost per km: 595m yuan for 12.3km  2012 value   
BRT bus operator(s): Lanzhou No. 3 Bus Company  Lanzhou No. 3 Bus Company is a subsidiary of Lanzhou Transport Group.   
Operating hours: 6:00am-10:00pm   
Infrastructure financing source: ADB 52.84%, city 25.04%, Bank of Lanzhou 22.12%   
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     no subsidy
Buses paid for by operators rather than government     
Oversight from an independent entity/agency     
BRT authority plans and controls the system     

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