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Zhongshan BRT

updated: 26 November 2018    Full page map    Zhongshan BRT photos

Zhongshan
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,100  West of Nongshangyinhang Dongquzhihang station, E-W, PM peak, 23-Nov-2015   
BRT Standard score (GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE): BRONZE  66. 5 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2014  Opened 27 January   
System name: Zhongshan BRT   
City centre peak hour speed: 19.9 km/hr  Peak hour surveys on 23-Nov-2018   
Number of BRT stations: 12  13 built, but one not open   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,100  West of Nongshangyinhang Dongquzhihang station, E-W, PM peak, 23-Nov-2015   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 25  Nongshangyinhang Dongquzhihang stn, E-W, PM peak, 23-Nov-2018   
City centre peak hour speed: 19.9 km/hr  Peak hour surveys on 23-Nov-2018   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 19.9 km/hr  Peak hour surveys on 23-Nov-2018   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 64.8 km   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 6  B10/B11/B12/B13/B15/B17   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  B1   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 44   
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: 111  6 18m buses, 15 12m buses, 90 9m buses   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 6  6 18m buses, 15 12m buses, 60 9m buses   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash, Alipay   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  Left for B1, both sides for others   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2  2 for 12m, 3 for 18m; 2 right side and 1 left side for 9m; 2 right side & 2 left side for non-B1 12m   
BRT vehicle length: 9m, 12m, 18m, double decker   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 35   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 43   
BRT vehicle fuel: LNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Kinglong   
Fare system vendor: Shanghai Damo   
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)     
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): BRONZE  66. 5 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2014  Opened 27 January   
System name: Zhongshan BRT   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 12  13 built, but one not open   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1  two stopping spaces   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 12.6 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 13 km   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 1,150m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 1  Huojugongjiao Shuniu   
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     
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     
Physical BRT laneway dividers     

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare  B17 is distance based, 2-3 yuan, full trip is 3 yuan, other routes are flat fare, 2 yuan   
Median cash fare: 2 yuan   
Median smart card fare: 2 yuan  Alipay has 50% discount, temporary promotion   
Infrastructure cost per km: 110 m yuan for 12.9km  2014 value   
BRT bus operator(s): Zhongshan Bus Co.   
Operating hours: 6:00am-10:30pm   
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

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