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Yichang BRT

Updated: 10 August 2015    Full page map    Yichang BRT photos

Yichang
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 5,400  South of Gezhouba Stn, AM peak, N-S, 4-Aug-2015    [ITDP survey]
Year system commenced: 2015  Opened 15 July   
System name: Yichang BRT   
Number of BRT stations: 22  Phase 2: 11 in Oct-2015, and 4 more early 2016   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 5,400  South of Gezhouba Stn, AM peak, N-S, 4-Aug-2015    [ITDP survey]
Peak buses / hr / direction: 94  Gezhouba Stn, AM peak, N-S, 4-Aug-2015   
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; multiple national & international awards   
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   
Lead international design / planning work: Far East BRT experts working for ITDP   
Distinctive marketing identity for system   


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 22  Phase 2: 11 in Oct-2015, and 4 more early 2016   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 100%   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 13 km  Phase 2: 7km to open Oct-2015 & 3km to open early 2016   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 21 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 5m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 640m   
Number of corridors: 1  2nd corridor to Yiling District under construction   
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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