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Urumqi BRT

updated: 13 April 2019    Full page map    Urumqi BRT photos

Urumqi
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 9,520  South of Hongshan Stn, N-S, AM peak, 2019.4.1   
BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): Non-BRT  Corridor 1 Bronze, others Non-BRT   
Year system commenced: 2011  Lines 1, 2, 3 Sept 2011; Line 5 Dec 2012; Line 7 Oct 2014; Line 4,6 Dec 2015   
System name: BRT   
City centre peak hour speed: 13 km/hr  Surveys 2011.11.29, 2012.01.4-5, 2012.9.24, 2015.11.27 AM & PM    [ITDP survey]
Number of BRT stations: 112   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    Many mixed traffic and poorly enforced curbside sections
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 9,520  South of Hongshan Stn, N-S, AM peak, 2019.4.1   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 112  Hongshan station, AM peak, N-S, 1-Apr-2019   
City centre peak hour speed: 13 km/hr  Surveys 2011.11.29, 2012.01.4-5, 2012.9.24, 2015.11.27 AM & PM    [ITDP survey]
Full corridor peak hour speed: 13 km/hr  Surveys 2011.11.29, 2012.01.4-5, 2012.9.24, 2015.11.27 AM & PM   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 37.2 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 10  BRT-1, BRT-3, BRT-2, BRT-5, BRT-7, BRT-4, BRT-6, BRT-71, BRT-61, BRT-72   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 85   
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     Probably not, given the low speeds
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: 552   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 416   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  BRT1 doors on left only. BRT2 on both sides. BRT3 mainly on right, but all 12m and some 18m with doors both sides   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2-6  2 in the 12m buses. Lines 2 & some of line 3 have doors in both sides   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 29  29 for BRT1,2 and 3; 33 for BRT 5   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 39, 40, 42  40 and 42 for BRT 1, 2 and 3; 39 for BRT 5   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel, CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Youngman, Yutong, Zhongtong   
Fare system vendor: Tsinghua Tongfang Digital City   
Sliding door system vendor: Tsinghua Tongfang Digital City   
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): Non-BRT  Corridor 1 Bronze, others Non-BRT   
Year system commenced: 2011  Lines 1, 2, 3 Sept 2011; Line 5 Dec 2012; Line 7 Oct 2014; Line 4,6 Dec 2015   
System name: BRT   
Project website: Urumqi BRT   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     BRT


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 112   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 2%  1 station has passing lanes, route 2 terminal at Ertong Gongyuan   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Varies; mainly in centre. Curbside in line 5  Curbside in parts of line 2, 3, 5, 7   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 80m   
Shortest BRT station: 50m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 44 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 86 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 5m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 800m   
Number of corridors: 7  B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B6,B7   
Number of BRT terminals: 7   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     Many mixed traffic and poorly enforced curbside sections
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)     Yes, but they do not function, as no 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     Except for Laodongjie station
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     Major delays at many intersections
Level boarding and alighting     level but sometimes large gap
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): flat fare  Though stations in line 1 have exit card scanners   
Median cash fare: 1 yuan   
Median smart card fare: 1 yuan   
Operating hours: 6:00am-00:30am  BRT1,2,3 7:20am-00:30am, BRT6 6:00am-09:00pm, BRT5 6:30am-9:30pm   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government     

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