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Essen, Germany - the spurbus

 

Essen has 566,201 inhabitants. 17% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.

 

MODAL SPLIT - ESSEN

The city has started the system in 1980 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 24 kilometers and benefiting 17,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 16,5 km/h.

 

SYSTEM LENGTH IN RELATION TO Germany

 

DAILY DEMAND IN RELATION TO Germany

Some technical details about corridors are presented in the table below.

 

 

Corridor NameDaily demand, corridor (passengers per day)Corridor length (km)Stations, corridorPre-board fare collection, corridorOvertaking lanes, corridorStation boarding level, corridorOperating speed, corridor
The Spurbus 17,000 24,20 None None Low-level platform 16,5

Curiosities

SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 41,219 2015 databank.worldbank.org
Population, city (General info) 566,201 2011 ergebnisse.zensus2011.de
Population, metro area (General info) 5,172,745 2011 www.metropoleruhr.de
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 1,166 2011
Modal split % public transport (General info) 17 2001 www.epomm.eu
Modal split % private transport (General info) 54 2001 www.epomm.eu
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 29 2001 www.epomm.eu
System name (System info) The Spurbus
Corridors (System info) 1 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Year system commenced (System info) 1980 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Transit agency (System info) EVAG 2013 www.evag.de
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 1,76 2015 www.evag.de
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 6,28 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2013 EVAG
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2013 EVAG
Integration terminals (System info)
Transfer stations (System info)
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 17,000 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 5,100,000 2011 Calculated using daily demand and 300 working days
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info)
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info) All 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Trunk lines (System info) 2 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Feeder routes (System info) 0 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 24,20 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Median 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information)
Lane material at stations (Additional Information)
Stations (Additional Information)
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information)
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Real time information (Additional Information) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 6 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Operating speed (Additional Information) 16,5 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Total fleet (System fleet)
Fleet, standard buses (System fleet) 0 2011
Average age, standard buses (System fleet) N/A
Propulsion, standard buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel type, standard buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel economy, standard buses (System fleet) N/A
Fleet, articulated buses (System fleet)
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Combustion 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) Diesel 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 0 2011
Average age, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Propulsion, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel type, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel economy, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) N/A
Fleet, double-decker buses (System fleet) 0 2011
Average age, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Propulsion, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel type, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Fuel economy, double-decker buses (System fleet) N/A
Typical fuel type (System fleet) Diesel 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet)
Total cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost)
Planning cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Capital cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost)
Infrastructure cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost)
Equipment cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost)
User rating (System image)
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - The Spurbus

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) The Spurbus COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 1980 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 17,000 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 2 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 24,20 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 4,00 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 20,20 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways)
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways)
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) Partial 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Stations, corridor (Stations)
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations)
Enhanced stations (Stations) No 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) Low-level platform 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Type of bus guidance (ITS) Physical 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 6 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 16,5 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Express services (Travel time) No 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time) 90 2013, in the guided section www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) None 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) N/A 2011 COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Total cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)
Planning cost, corridor (US$ million) (Cost)
Infrastructure cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)
User rating, corridor (Quality of service)
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)