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Leon Optibús

updated: 14 June 2013    Full page map    Leon BRT photos

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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,950  East of Industrial Station, PM peak, east-west, 2013.6.14   
BRT Standard score: SILVER   
Year system commenced: 2003   
System name: Optibús   
City centre peak hour speed: 15-19 km/hr  Surveys 14-15 Jun 2013. Slower in mixed traffic corridors   
Number of BRT stations: 65   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    15km segregated, 15.5km in mixed traffic
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 1,950  East of Industrial Station, PM peak, east-west, 2013.6.14   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 20  Industrial Station, PM peak, east-west, 2013.6.14   
City centre peak hour speed: 15-19 km/hr  Surveys 14-15 Jun 2013. Slower in mixed traffic corridors   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 15-19 km/hr  Surveys 14-15 Jun 2013. Slower in mixed traffic corridors   
Operational mode: trunk-feeder   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 1  At least one route using 10m buses with 2-side doors   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 5  T-01, T-02, T-03, T-04, T-05   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 95   
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     A small number of retrofitted regular buses
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses     
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor     Likely, but not certain, considering transfers
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

Location of bus doorways: Left side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 3   
BRT vehicle length: 18.15m  plus some 10m supplementary buses   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 41, 44  44 seats, 116 standing (older), 41 seats, 119 standing (newer)   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Volvo   
Real-time next bus information displays     
Distinctive BRT buses     
Sliding doors in BRT stations     
Automated fare collection and fare verification     
High-quality passenger information on buses     
Audio announcements on BRT buses     

Other

BRT Standard score: SILVER   
Year system commenced: 2003   
System name: Optibús   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Optibús


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 65   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 60m   
Shortest BRT station: 20m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 15 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 30.5 km   
Station platform height: 1m   
Average distance between stations: 490m   
Number of corridors: 4  5 operating routes   
Number of BRT terminals: 5   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     15km segregated, 15.5km in mixed traffic
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     A couple of larger city center stations
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-quality passenger information at stations     
Bicycle parking at BRT stations     
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)     
Improvements to nearby public space     

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): flat fare   
Median cash fare: 8 peso   
Median smart card fare: 6.3 peso   
Infrastructure cost per km: US$1m  Source: bic.asn.au   
BRT bus operator(s): Red Optibus Norte, Red Optibus Sur, Red Optibus Oriente, Red Optibus Poniente, Red Integral Optibus  Plus 14 operators of feeder routes   
More than one BRT bus operator     
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification     
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger     

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