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Istanbul, Turkey - metrobüs

 

Istanbul has 14,160,467 inhabitants. 36% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.

 

MODAL SPLIT - ISTANBUL

The city has started the system in 2007 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 52 kilometers and benefiting 750,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 35,0 km/h.

 

SYSTEM LENGTH IN RELATION TO Turkey

 

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
TUYAP - Sogutlucesme Metrobus Corridor 750,000 52,00 44 All None Low-level platform 35,0

Curiosities

SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 9,130 2015 databank.worldbank.org
Population, city (General info) 14,160,467 2014 www.istanbul.com
Population, metro area (General info) 14,160,467 2014 www.istanbul.com
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 2,523 2014 www.istanbul.com
Modal split % public transport (General info) 36 2011 Istanbul Transportation Master Plan by the Greater City Municipality
Modal split % private transport (General info) 15 2011 Istanbul Transportation Master Plan by the Greater City Municipality
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 49 2011 Istanbul Transportation Master Plan by the Greater City Municipality
System name (System info) Metrobüs 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Corridors (System info) 1 2015 EMBARQ Turkey
Year system commenced (System info) 2007 www.istanbulhotels.com
Transit agency (System info) IETT 2015 www.iett.gov.tr
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0,97 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 152,48 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2015 www.istanbulhotels.com
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2015 www.istanbulhotels.com
Integration terminals (System info) 3 2010 IETT
Transfer stations (System info) 1 2010 IETT
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info) 30,000 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 750,000 2013 IETT
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 225,000,000 2013 Calculated using daily demand and 300 working days
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info) 1,807 2013 IETT
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info) 9,85 2013 IETT
Operations control center (System info) All 2012 www.worldbrt.net
Trunk lines (System info) 7 2015 www.iett.gov.tr
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 52,00 2013 www.iett.gov.tr
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Median 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) Median 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Stations (Additional Information) 44 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 1181,8 2015 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2013 brt.mercedes-benz.com
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Real time information (Additional Information) None
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 156 2013 IETT
Operating speed (Additional Information) 35,0 2013 IETT
Total fleet (System fleet) 415 2013 IETT
Fleet, standard buses (System fleet)
Average age, standard buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, standard buses (System fleet)
Fuel type, standard buses (System fleet)
Fuel economy, standard buses (System fleet)
Fleet, articulated buses (System fleet) 300 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Combustion 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) Diesel 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet) 1,600
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 50 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Average age, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) Combustion 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Fuel type, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) Diesel 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Fuel economy, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 1,420
Fleet, double-decker buses (System fleet) 0 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
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 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet)
Total cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost) 9,084 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
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) Good 2012 İETT
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - TUYAP - Sogutlucesme Metrobus Corridor

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) TUYAP - Sogutlucesme Metrobus Corridor http://metrobus.iett.gov.tr/en/metrobus/pages/metrobus-history/484 İETT
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2007 IETT
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk Lines IETT
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info) 30,000 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 750,000 2013 IETT
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 7 2015 www.iett.gov.tr
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 52,00 2012 IETT
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 IETT
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 50,00 2012 IETT
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 IETT
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 2,00 2012 IETT
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Stations, corridor (Stations) 44 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 1181,8 2015 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes 2015 www.iett.gov.tr
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All 2013 brt.mercedes-benz.com
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) Low-level platform 2015 metrobus.iett.gov.tr
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 156 2013 IETT
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 35,0 2013 IETT
Express services (Travel time) No 2013 IETT
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) None
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) No
Total cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost) 9,084 2013 Levinson H. et. al - A Bus Rapid Transit Line Case Study: Istanbul’s Metrobüs System
Planning cost, corridor (US$ million) (Cost)
Infrastructure cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)
User rating, corridor (Quality of service) Good 2012 İETT
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)