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Nanchang BRT

updated: 2 January 2019    Full page map    Nanchang BRT photos

Nanchang
Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,250  South of Sandian Xilu Dongkou station, N-S, PM peak, 2018.12.7   
Year system commenced: 2016  Started trial Dec-2015; still in trial operation   
City centre peak hour speed: 15 km/hr  AM peak surveys 7-Dec-2018   
Number of BRT stations: 21   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    Partially segregated, but open to mixed traffic
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 2,250  South of Sandian Xilu Dongkou station, N-S, PM peak, 2018.12.7   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 55  Sandian Xilu Dongkou station, N-S, PM peak, 2018.12.7   
City centre peak hour speed: 15 km/hr  AM peak surveys 7-Dec-2018   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 22  Routes 1 and 88 are BRT routes; others also use corridor   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 0   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 41   
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     46% in BRT buses in the survey; but non-BRT also use stations
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor     Lane segregation not enforced; no pre-board FC
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: 30  30 18m buses, from news links   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Cash, coin, card, alipay   
Location of bus doorways: Right side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 3  Both 14m and 18m buses have 3 doors in right   
BRT vehicle length: 14m, 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 23  in the 14m buses   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 37   
BRT vehicle fuel: 14m diesel, 18m LNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Hengtian   
Sliding door system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Surveillance system vendor: Zhejiang Dahua   
Real-time next bus information displays     Some stations have, but not all
Distinctive BRT buses     
Sliding doors in BRT stations     Though some not in use
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

Year system commenced: 2016  Started trial Dec-2015; still in trial operation   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 21   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 9   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 135m   
Shortest BRT station: 50m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 10.23 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 15.12 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 4m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 750m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 5   
Number of BRT depots: 3   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     Partially segregated, but open to 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     
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     Though not for the platform access
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     
Level boarding and alighting     
High-quality passenger information at stations     Only at some 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   
BRT bus operator(s): Nanchang Public Transport Group 4th Operating Co.   
18m BRT bus cost: 2m yuan  from introduction in BRT station   
Operating hours: 6:00am-10:00pm   
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     
BRT authority plans and controls the system     

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