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Shanghai Route 71 busway

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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,180  East of Changde Rd station, AM peak, west-east, 8-Nov-2018   
BRT Standard score: SILVER  75.4. 8 point deductions, scored: 24-Feb-2022   
Year system commenced: 2017   
System name: Shanghai medium volume 71 road   
Number of BRT stations: 25   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,180  East of Changde Rd station, AM peak, west-east, 8-Nov-2018   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 40  Changde Rd station, AM peak, west-east, 2018.11.8   
AM peak speed (full corridor, peak direction): 17.2km/hr  21 Jul, 27,30,31 Aug, 1,2,3 Sep 2021   
PM peak speed (full corridor, peak direction): 18.0km/hr  21 Jul, 27,30,31 Aug, 1,2 Sep 2021   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 27 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 3  1250, 1251,748   source
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 3  Route 71, Route 71 interval line, Route 71 interval extension   source
System passenger-trips per day: 50000  As of June 2019, the highest number of passengers carried in a single day exceeded 50,000 passenger trips   source
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 55   
Network of routes and corridors     
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)     
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors     

Vehicles & ITS

Fleet of special BRT buses: 68   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 40   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash,QR code  Need to download the Shanghai Transport Card App   source
Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 2-3  2 for 12m, 3 for 18m   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 25   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 35   
BRT vehicle fuel: electric   
BRT bus manufacturer: Yutong   
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: SILVER  75.4. 8 point deductions, scored: 24-Feb-2022   
Year system commenced: 2017   
System name: Shanghai medium volume 71 road   
Lead local design / planning work: Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute (Group) Co.,Shanghai Denso Intelligent Systems Co.   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     

Electric buses

Fleet of pure e-buses 12m or less: 28  2017   source
Fleet of pure e-buses more than 12m: 40  2017, Yutong, 18m   source
E-bus percentage of fleet in BRT buses: 100%  2022   
Number of seats in e-buses: 35  35 seats in 18m e-buses   source
E-bus battery material: lithium iron phosphate  2017, Yutong   source
E-bus battery vendor: CATL  2017, Comtemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited   source
12m e-bus cost: 1,090,000 RMB (not including the battery rental fee)  2017   source
18m e-bus cost: 2,080,000 RMB (not including the battery rental fee)   source
Main type of charging: pantograph charging  2017.06, Shanghai Zhongyunliang 71, electric trollybus   site visit
Max. charging service fee for 12m e-buses: 1.3 yuan / kwh  2016.5.5-2020.12.31   source

Speed refers to sections of routes operating inside BRT corridors, with samples from all corridors
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Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 25   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway  Mostly underneath an elevated road   
Total length of dedicated busway: 17.5 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 17.9 km   
Average distance between stations: 745m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 2   
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     
Covered station access     
Escalators/lifts at >20% of stations with bridges/tunnels     
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: 2 yuan   
Infrastructure cost per km: 1 billion yuan+ for 17.5km  2017 value   
BRT bus operator(s): Shanghai Bashi Public Transport Co.   
12m BRT bus cost: 1.09 million yuan   
18m BRT bus cost: 2.01m yuan   
Operating hours: 4:30am-11:30pm   
More than one BRT bus operator     
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger     
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government     
BRT authority plans and controls the system     

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