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Yichang BRT

updated: 26 February 2021    Full page map    Yichang BRT photos

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 4,450  South of Gezhouba Stn N-S, AM peak, 2019.6.12   
BRT Standard score: GOLD  85.7. 3 point deductions for speed, scored: 24-Feb-2022   
Year system commenced: 2015  Opened 15 July   
System name: Yichang BRT   
Number of BRT stations: 38   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways:    
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification:    


Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 4,450  South of Gezhouba Stn N-S, AM peak, 2019.6.12   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 85  Gezhouba Stn N-S, AM peak, 2019.6.12   
AM peak speed (full corridor, peak direction): 16.1km/hr  b9,b34,b63,21 Jul, 27,30,31 Aug, 1,2,3 Sep 2021   
PM peak speed (full corridor, peak direction): 16.8km/hr  b9,b34,b63,21 Jul, 27,30,31 Aug, 1,2 Sep 2021   
Operational mode: direct-service   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 34  2020.9   source
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 2  B9 and B9K   
System passenger-trips per day: 255400  Average daily number of passengers carried 255,400 (2017)   快速公交系统(BRT)运营专项调研工作报告2018
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 57   
Major prizes: 2016 Sustainable Transport Award; multiple national & international awards   
Network of routes and corridors     
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)     
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     

Vehicles & ITS

Fleet of special BRT buses: 350  320 12m&10m and 30 18m(2017)   快速公交系统(BRT)运营专项调研工作报告2018
Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 162   
Fleet of 18m or larger BRT buses: 30   
Type of fare collection / verification technology: Card, cash   
Location of bus doorways: Both sides  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 4  6 in the 18m buses   
BRT vehicle length: 12m, 18m  170 12m, 30 18m   
No. of seats in 12m BRT buses: 33   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 39   
BRT vehicle fuel: CNG   
BRT bus manufacturer: Yutong, Kinglong, Hengtong,Guangtong   source
Fare system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Sliding door system vendor: Jiangsu Huimin   
Real-time next bus information displays     
Distinctive BRT buses     
Sliding doors in BRT stations     
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     


BRT Standard score: GOLD  85.7. 3 point deductions for speed, scored: 24-Feb-2022   
Year system commenced: 2015  Opened 15 July   
System name: Yichang BRT   
Lead local design / planning work: Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design Research Institute   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     

Electric buses

Fleet of pure e-buses 12m or less: 129  93 BYD 12m; 18 Guangtong 12m; 18 Yutong 10m   Yichang BRT company
E-bus percentage of fleet in BRT buses: 10.5%  2018.11   source
Number of seats in e-buses: 29/32  29 seats in 12m BYD e-buese, 29 seats in 10m Yutong e-buses,32 seats in 12m Guangtong e-buses   Yichang BRT company
Number of e-bus charging position: 465  2021, for all e-buses, not only for BRT buses   source
Number of charging position at largest depots: 34  2020.12   Yichang BRT company
Number of e-bus depots: 4  2021, for all the e-buses   Yichang BRT company
E-bus battery capacity (kWh): 330 kwh (BYD,12m), 300 kwh (Yutong,10m), 103.98 kwh (Guangtong,12m)  2020   Yichang BRT company
E-bus battery material: lithium titanium oxide / lithium iron phosphate  2021, lithium iron phosphate(Blade battery), BYD and Yutong; lithium titanium oxide, Guangtong   Yichang BRT company
E-bus battery vendor: BYD, CATL, Yinlong  2021, BYD, Comtemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited, Yinlong New Energy Chengdu Industrial Park Battery Technology Research Institute   Yichang BRT company
BRT e-bus manufacturer: BYD, Yutong, Guangtong  2021, BYD (12m, 18m), Yutong (10m), Guangtong (12m)   Yichang BRT company
Charging equipment vendor: Telaidian, Shanghai Dingchong  2020, Tgood New Energy Co., Ltd; Shanghai Dingchong New Energy Technology Co. LTD   Yichang BRT company
12m e-bus cost: 1,109,800 RMB (12m BYD);950,000 RMB (10m Yutong);905,000 RMB (12m Guangtong)  2020   Yichang BRT company
Main type of charging: opportunity charge end of route, overnight slow charging  2017.02, 12m: 10 minutes at end of route; 10.5m: overnight slow charging   source
Electricity supplier: Sanxia Electric Power (Yichang) Co. LTD   source

Speed refers to sections of routes operating inside BRT corridors, with samples from all corridors
 B100路  B9路


Number of BRT stations: 38   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 61.1%  14 stations in north part of corridor do no have overtaking lanes   
Most station substops: 2   
Location of busway lanes: Centre of roadway   
Total length of dedicated busway: 17 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 23 km   
Station platform width (including walls & doors): 5m   
Station platform height: 35cm   
Average distance between stations: 640m   
Number of corridors: 1   
Number of BRT terminals: 1   
Number of BRT depots: 1   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways     
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     
Full weather protection on most station platforms     
Full weather protection on all station platforms     
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     
Level boarding and alighting     
High-quality passenger information at stations     
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)     Yes, but encroached upon in some areas
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: 1.6 yuan   
Infrastructure cost per km: 44.8m yuan  2014 value. Not including some land acquisition   
BRT bus operator(s): Yichang Bus Company   
12m BRT bus cost: 546,600 yuan   
18m BRT bus cost: 1.48m yuan   
BRT management agency: Yichang BRT Management Company  A unit of Yichang Bus Co.   
Operating hours: 5:30am-11:00pm   
Infrastructure financing source: ADB 62%, city 8%, commercial banks 30%   
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     Yichang BRT Management Co. is under bus company
BRT authority plans and controls the system     

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