Passenger Flow Characteristics and Bus Rapid Transit: A Case Study of BRT in Xiamen, China

Xiamen's BRT system combines elevated, tunnel, surface and other lanes forms to provide the highest level of BRT dedicated lanes in China. The first phase of the BRT system increases the feeder system, using the following six major components: dedicated lanes, specialized stations, buses, network lines, enhanced passenger services, and intelligent management. This paper analyzes the BRT passenger flow characteristics based on the IC card records of Xiamen's BRT. These main findings of this study were, Xiamen's BRT passenger flow volume had been doubled in less than two years, 20% of which was made up by the feeder system. In addition, the elevated lanes of the BRT have been adopted in the downtown area, which attracts more short distance trips and saves the trip duration due to the high running speed.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1422-1431
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2012: Multimodal Transportation Systems—Convenient, Safe, Cost-Effective, Efficient

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  • Accession Number: 01501230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412442
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:36PM