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Wuhan Xiongchu Ave BRT

updated: 18 April 2018    Full page map    Wuhan BRT photos

Wuhan
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 3,050  13-Apr-2018, PM peak, E of Sheng Rongjun Yiyuan, E-W   
BRT Standard score: BRONZE  63. 11 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2016  Opened 28-Dec-2016   
System name: Xiongchu Ave BRT   
City centre peak hour speed: 14.5 km/hr  PM peak surveys 13-Apr-2018   
Number of BRT stations: 15   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    Regular mixed traffic incursion
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 3,050  13-Apr-2018, PM peak, E of Sheng Rongjun Yiyuan, E-W   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 60  Sheng Rongjun Yiyuan (E-W)   
City centre peak hour speed: 14.5 km/hr  PM peak surveys 13-Apr-2018   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 14.5 km/hr  PM peak surveys 13-Apr-2018   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 23   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 2   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 51   
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: 30   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash, Alipay, Wechat   
Location of bus doorways: Right side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2  3 in the 18m buses   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 30   
BRT bus manufacturer: Yangzijiang  for the 18m electric buses   
Sliding door system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Real-time next bus information displays     
Distinctive BRT buses     
Sliding doors in BRT stations     
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)     electric for the 18m buses
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: BRONZE  63. 11 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2016  Opened 28-Dec-2016   
System name: Xiongchu Ave BRT   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 15   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 93%  All except Huochedong Station   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway  Mostly underneath an elevated road   
Total length of dedicated busway: 10.6 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 12.9 km   
Average distance between stations: 839m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 2   
Number of BRT depots: 1   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     Regular mixed traffic incursion
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     
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     Yes, but not operating
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): flat fare   
Median cash fare: 2 yuan   
Median smart card fare: 1.6 yuan   
Fare range (cash payment): 2 yuan   
Fare range (e-payment): 2 yuan   
BRT bus operator(s): Wuhan Public Transport Group Corporation   
Operating hours: 6:00am-10:00pm   
More than one BRT bus operator     
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
Competitively bid operating contracts     
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
BRT authority plans and controls the system     

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