Peak throughput (passengers/hr/direction): 27,400
3-Jun-11, east of Shidajida station, AM peak east-west
Peak city centre buses/hr/direction: 350
Shidajida station, multiple surveys
BRT Standard score (Gold, Silver, Bronze): GOLD
Year system commenced: 2010
Opened 10 February
System name: GBRT
City centre peak hour speed: 17-19 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
Majority of bus passengers in corridor in BRT buses
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor 30 million passenger-hours in the first year
Overtaking lanes at more than half 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 per hr per direction
Throughput >10,000 passengers per hr per 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
Multiple stopping areas / substops
Includes BRT-only tunnels or bridges
More than one stopping position at each stop area
Sliding doors in BRT stations
Stations away from intersections
Competitively bid operating contracts and concessions
Payment per bus-kilometre rather than per passenger
No operational subsidy from government BRT is subsidized, but for the citywide low fare policy
BRT buses paid for by operators rather than government
Independently operated and managed fare collection system No. 3 bus company (cash), BRT management co. (turnstiles)
Quality control 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 system
Station size based on passenger demand
Full weather protection on most station platforms
Full weather protection on all station platforms
Covered station access
Escalators/elevators at >20% of stations with bridges/tunnels
System control centre
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections
At-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)
Improvements to nearby public space Liuyun Xiaoqu linear park connects to BRT station
BRT authority responsible for planning & control of the system Public Transport Management Office (planning) and BRT Management Co. (control)