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Yichang BRT

updated: 12 June 2019    Full page map    Yichang BRT photos

Yichang
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 4,450  South of Gezhouba Stn N-S, AM peak, 2019.6.12   
Year system commenced: 2015  Opened 15 July   
System name: Yichang BRT   
City centre peak hour speed: 20 km/hr  Multiple surveys, AM and PM peak, 3-7 Aug 2015    [ITDP survey]
Number of BRT stations: 38   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 4,450  South of Gezhouba Stn N-S, AM peak, 2019.6.12   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 85  Gezhouba Stn N-S, AM peak, 2019.6.12   
City centre peak hour speed: 20 km/hr  Multiple surveys, AM and PM peak, 3-7 Aug 2015    [ITDP survey]
Full corridor peak hour speed: 20 km/hr  Multiple surveys, AM and PM peak, 3-7 Aug 2015   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 20   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 2  B9 and B9 express   
System passenger-trips per day: 240,000  ridership on 10 August 2015, not including transfers   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 57   
Major prizes: 2016 Sustainable Transport Award   
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: 200  170 12m and 30 18m   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 162   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 30   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4  6 in the 18m buses   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m  170 12m, 30 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 33   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 39   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Yutong   
Fare system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Sliding door system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Surveillance system vendor: Qingdao Hisense   
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     
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): GOLD   
Year system commenced: 2015  Opened 15 July   
System name: Yichang BRT   
Lead local design / planning work: Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design Research Institute   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 38   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 100%   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 17 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 23 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 5m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 640m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 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     
Stations away from intersections     
Station size based on passenger demand     
Full weather protection on most station platforms     
Full weather protection on all station platforms     
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     
Level boarding and alighting     
High-quality passenger information at stations     
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)     Yes, but encroached upon in some areas
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   
Infrastructure cost per km: 44.8m yuan  2014 value. Not including some land acquisition   
BRT bus operator(s): Yichang Bus Company   
12m BRT bus cost: 546,600 yuan   
18m BRT bus cost: 1.48m yuan   
BRT management agency: Yichang BRT Management Company  A unit of Yichang Bus Co.   
Operating hours: 5:30am-11:00pm   
Infrastructure financing source: ADB 62%, city 8%, commercial banks 30%   
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     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government     
Oversight from an independent entity/agency     Yichang BRT Management Co. is under bus company
BRT authority plans and controls the system     

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