Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit

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Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit (GBRT)
Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit logo.png
Overview
Locale Guangzhou
Transit type Bus rapid transit
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 26
Daily ridership 1,000,000[1]
Operation
Began operation 10 February 2010
Technical
System length 22.5 km (14.0 mi)
Top speed 21 km/h (13 mph)
Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit
Simplified Chinese 广州快速公交
Traditional Chinese 廣州快速公交
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 广州 BRT
Traditional Chinese 廣州 BRT

Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit (Guangzhou BRT or GBRT) is the bus rapid transit (BRT) system of the city of Guangzhou in the People's Republic of China. Its first line was put into operation on 10 February 2010. It handles approximately 1,000,000 [1] passenger trips daily with a peak passenger flow of 26,900 pphpd (second only to the TransMilenio BRT system in Bogota).[2] In fact, this rapid transit system contains the world's longest BRT stations - around 260m including bridges - with bus volumes of 1 bus every 10 seconds or 350 per hour in a single direction. The BRT system has two new lines and two extensions planned.[3]

Fleet[edit]

The BRT operates the following models of buses:

The livery of the BRT is orange with BRT written in white on the sides.

Zhongshan Dadao Bus Rapid Transit Trial Line[edit]

Tianhe Sports Center Station
GBRT dedicated corridor
GBRT during rush hour

Zhongshan Dadao Bus Rapid Transit Trial Line (Chinese: 中山大道快速公交试验线) is the first and only line in operation of Guangzhou BRT. The line is laid out along Zhongshan Dadao, whose innermost lanes form a dedicated BRT corridor. It starts at Tianhe Sports Center in Tianhe District in the west and ends at Xiayuan in Huangpu District in the east with 26 stations. Several stations have connections to Guangzhou Metro. Same-direction transfers between buses within the BRT corridor are free.

Station Name
English
Station Name
Hanzi
Transfer
Location
Tianhe Sports Center 体育中心 BSicon BAHN.svg Guangzhou Metro Line 1, Guangzhou Metro Line 3,
BSicon BAHN.svg Guangzhou Metro APM
Tianhe
Shipaiqiao 石牌桥 BSicon BAHN.svg Guangzhou Metro Line 3
Gangding 岗顶 BSicon BAHN.svg Guangzhou Metro Line 3
Normal University & Jinan University 师大暨大
Huajing Xincheng
(literally: "Huajing New City")
华景新城
Shangshe 上社
Xueyuan
(literally: "College")
学院
Tangxiacun
棠下村
Tangdong
棠东
Tianlangmingju 天朗明居
Chebei 车陂 BSicon BAHN.svg Guangzhou Metro Line 4
Dongpuzhen
东圃镇
Huangcun
黄村 BSicon BUS.svg Dongpu Coach Terminal
Zhucun
珠村
Lianxi 莲溪
Maogang 茅岗 Huangpu
Zhujiangcun
珠江村
Xiasha 下沙
Wuchong 乌冲
Huangpu Coach Station 黄埔客运站 BSicon BUS.svg Huangpu Coach Station
Shuanggang 双岗
Shapu 沙铺
Nanhai Temple
(literally: "Nanhai Deity Temple")
南海神庙
Miaotou 庙头
Nanwan 南湾
Xiayuan 夏园

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guangzhou's Remarkable Bus Rapid Transit System". Reuters. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  2. ^ International Public Transport Conference 2010 Case Study of the Guangzhou BRT - Retrieved on 2010-08-05
  3. ^ "Guangzhou BRT". Guangzhou BRT. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 

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