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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,200  South of Cite International des Congress, S-N, AM peak 24-Jun-10   
Year system commenced: 2006  Opened 6 November   
System name: Bus Way   
Number of BRT stations: 15   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,200  South of Cite International des Congress, S-N, AM peak 24-Jun-10   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 9  Cite International des Congress, S-N, AM peak 24-Jun-10   
City centre peak hour speed: 19 km/hr  AM peak surveys 24-Jun-10, south-north. Off-peak speed around 22km/hr   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 19 km/hr  AM peak surveys 24-Jun-10, south-north. Off-peak speed around 22km/hr   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 6.6 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  Line 4   
Network of routes and corridors   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)   
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: 20   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 20   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Location of bus doorways: Right side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4   
BRT vehicle length: 18m   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Mercedes Benz  Mercedes-Benz Citaro G   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)     CNG
Automated fare collection and fare verification     Also allows cash payment to driver, with change given
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   

Other

BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): BRONZE   
Year system commenced: 2006  Opened 6 November   
System name: Bus Way   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Bus Way


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 15   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 6.2 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 6.6 km   
Average distance between stations: 470m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 0   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     The southern 2km section, around 1/3 of the line, has only 1 BRT lane
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   
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   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): distance-based   
Infrastructure cost per km: 7.58m euros  2006 value. 50m euros for the 6.6km   
BRT bus operator(s): TAN   
BRT management agency: Semitan  Shareholders are Nantes Métropole (65%), transport group Transdev (14.99%), banking group Caisse d'Epargne (10%), and the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Nantes (10%). (Wikipedia)   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     Tickets can't be bought on bus. Cards scanned on entry/exit, tickets bought at vending machines at statio
Competitively bid operating contracts   
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger   
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government   

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