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Bangkok BRT

updated: 19 November 2018    Full page map    Bangkok BRT photos

Bangkok
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 910  AM peak, south-north south of Arkan Songkroh, 19-Nov-2018   
BRT Standard score:  55. 7 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2010  Opened 29 May, free of charge to 31 August   
System name: Bangkok BRT   
City centre peak hour speed: 29 km/hr  multiple speed surveys 3-Jan-2017 during AM peak   
Number of BRT stations: 12  11 in Sathorn/Rama 3 area, 1 over Rama 3 bridge at The Mall Thaphra   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    Not segregated on the many bridges & flyovers
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 910  AM peak, south-north south of Arkan Songkroh, 19-Nov-2018   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 15  AM peak, to Sathorn, 19-Nov-2018   
City centre peak hour speed: 29 km/hr  multiple speed surveys 3-Jan-2017 during AM peak   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 26 km/hr  speed surveys 18-Oct-11 PM peak, only in Sathorn-Rama IX section   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 15.3 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 0   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  route 402   
System passenger-trips per day: 15,000   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 62   
Highest peak hour boardings at a single station: 1,100  Sathorn terminal, PM peak, 18-Oct-11   
Network of routes and corridors     
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)     Though only in Sathorn-Rama IX section
Faster than a trotting donkey     
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors     
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses     Yes in Sathorn section, no after Rama IX Bridge
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: 20   
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 0   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  traffic is on the left   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 1  1 in each side, but only 1 side in use outside terminal   
BRT vehicle length: 10m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 20  10m buses   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Shanghai Sunlong   
Real-time next bus information displays     
Distinctive BRT buses     
Sliding doors in BRT stations     Sliding doors & air-con at the two terminal stations
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)     
Automated fare collection and fare verification     Installation not yet complete as of 23-Aug-10
High-quality passenger information on buses     On-bus information not functioning during 18-Oct-11 PM peak survey of 2 buses
Audio announcements on BRT buses     On-bus information not functioning during 18-Oct-11 PM peak survey of 2 buses

Other

BRT Standard score:  55. 7 point deductions   
Year system commenced: 2010  Opened 29 May, free of charge to 31 August   
System name: Bangkok BRT   
Project website: bangkokbrt.com   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Bangkok BRT


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 12  11 in Sathorn/Rama 3 area, 1 over Rama 3 bridge at The Mall Thaphra   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 60m   
Shortest BRT station: 50m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 6.6 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 15.3 km   
Average distance between stations: 1,400m   
Number of corridors: 1  Sathorn to Ratchapruek   
Number of BRT terminals: 2   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     Not segregated on the many bridges & flyovers
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     
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     
Level boarding and alighting     high floor buses and stations
High-quality passenger information at stations     
Bicycle parking at BRT stations     Yes, at some 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: 12-20 baht  12-20 baht based on distance   
12m BRT bus cost: 7m baht   
More than one BRT bus operator     
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
Competitively bid operating contracts     
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed
Buses paid for by operators rather than government     

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