Guangzhou BRT
Peak throughput (passengers/hr/direction): 27,400 3-Jun-11, east of Shidajida station, AM peak east-west
Peak city centre buses/hr/direction: 320 Shidajida station, multiple surveys
Year system commenced: 2010 Opened 10 February
System name: GBRT
City centre peak hour speed: 18 km/hr Off-peak speeds 23km/hr
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 273 km
Operational mode: direct-service
Number of BRT stations: 26
Qualitative parameters
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways   
Network of routes and corridors   
Enhanced station (more than just a bus shelter)   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)     Not in city centre
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     30 million passenger-hours in the first year
Overtaking lanes at more than 75% of stations   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Bike sharing in vicinity of BRT stations   
Wheelchair accessible stations   
More than one BRT bus operator     7 companies, 3 groups
Throughput >20,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Throughput >10,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Carries more than a mixed traffic lane (3000 pphpd)   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
Distinctive BRT buses     Though only some routes have special BRT buses
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Guangzhou BRT or GBRT
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   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Stations away from intersections   
Competitively bid operating contracts   
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger   
No operational subsidy from government     BRT is subsidized, but for the citywide low fare policy
Buses paid for by operators rather than government   
Oversight from an independent entity/agency     BRT management company
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)     All are LPG except 156 LNG buses introduced Dec 2012
Automated fare collection and fare verification   
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   
System control centre   
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections   
Level boarding and alighting     some buses have a step
High-quality passenger information at stations     Though hard to understand for visitors
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   
Real-time CCTV surveillance at all stations   
Bicycle parking at BRT stations     Though not at all stations
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)     Yes, but encroached upon in some areas
Improvements to nearby public space     Liuyun Xiaoqu, Tangdong, several other locations
BRT authority plans and controls the system     Public Transport Management Office (planning) and BRT Management Co. (control)