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The BRTData gathers information on Bus Rapid Transit – BRT and bus priority systems in cities around the world. The platform is source of research for academics, journalists, students and municipal technicians, as well as provides technical background for decision making regarding public transport.

The data presented contemplate full BRT systems (dedicated bus lanes, unique brand, platform-level boarding, pre-board fare collection, and real time user information) and priority bus systems: cities with dedicated bus lanes, bus without some of the elements of a BRT. The website allows the user to know the systems and corridors of each city, compare indicators and generate graphs.

The BRTData was developed by Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit (ALC-BRT), a center of excellence (CoE) in BRT, and by WRI, with collaboration of the Latin American Association of Integrated Transport Systems and BRT (SIBRT) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). The platform is monthly updated with reliable data and verified by WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities.

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Medellín, Colombia - metroplús

 

Medellín has 2,223,078 inhabitants. 51,0% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.

 

MODAL SPLIT - MEDELLíN

The city has started the system in 2011 and now counts with 2 bus priority corridors consisting of 18 kilometers and benefiting 60,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 16,0 km/h.

 

SYSTEM LENGTH IN RELATION TO Colombia

 

DAILY DEMAND IN RELATION TO Colombia

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
Línea 1 52,000 12,50 19 All Partial High level platform 16,0
Línea 2 8,000 5,50 8 None None On-street, no level boarding

Curiosities

SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 6,056 2015 databank.worldbank.org
Population, city (General info) 2,223,078 pt.wikipedia.org
Population, metro area (General info) 3,442,197 pt.wikipedia.org
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 5.840,0 pt.wikipedia.org
Modal split % public transport (General info) 51,0 issuu.com
Modal split % private transport (General info) 19,0 issuu.com
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 30,0 issuu.com
System name (System info) Metroplús
Corridors (System info) 2 2013
Year system commenced (System info) 2011
Transit agency (System info) Empresa de Transporte Masivo del Valle de Aburrá Ltda. (Metro) www.metroplus.gov.co
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0,71 2016, prepaid ticket is US$0.65 www.elcolombiano.com
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 8,98 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Integration terminals (System info) 2 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Transfer stations (System info) 2 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info) 2,450 2013 Metroplús
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 60,000
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 18,000,000 Calculated using daily demand and 300 working days
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info) 672 2012
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info) 9,60 2012 Metroplús
Operations control center (System info) All 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Trunk lines (System info) 2
Feeder routes (System info) 25 2013 Metroplús
Depots (System info) 1 2013 Metroplús
System length (km) (Additional Information) 18,00
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside & Median
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2011
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Left & Right 2011
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt & Concrete 2013
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt & Concrete 2013
Stations (Additional Information) 29 2013
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 640,0
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) Partial 2013 Metroplús
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) Partial
Station boarding level (Additional Information) High level platform & On-street, no level boarding
Real time information (Additional Information) None
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 40 2013 Metroplús
Operating speed (Additional Information) 16,0
Total fleet (System fleet) 67 2012 www.slideshare.net
Fleet, standard buses (System fleet) 47 2012 www.slideshare.net
Average age, standard buses (System fleet) 1,0 2013 Metroplús
Propulsion, standard buses (System fleet) Electric 2012 Metroplús
Fuel type, standard buses (System fleet) CNG 2012 Metroplús
Fuel economy, standard buses (System fleet) 1,200 2012 Metroplús
Fleet, articulated buses (System fleet) 20 2012 www.metroplus.gov.co
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet) 1,0 2013 Metroplús
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Electric 2012 Metroplús
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) CNG 2012 Metroplús
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet) 1,200 2012 Metroplús
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 0 2012
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
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) CNG 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet) S50 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
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) Good 2009 Trolmerida
Brand and logo (System image) Yes www.metroplus.gov.co
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes www.metroplus.gov.co
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Línea 1

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Línea 1 www.metroplus.gov.co
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2011
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2013 Metroplús
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info) 2,450 2013 Metroplús
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 52,000 2013 Metroplús
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 1 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 12,50 www.metroplus.gov.co
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 12,50
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Left
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2012 www.metroplus.gov.co
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2012 www.metroplus.gov.co
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Stations, corridor (Stations) 19 2017 metroplus.gov.co
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 657,9 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) Partial 2013 www.slideshare.net
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) High level platform 2013 Metroplús
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None 2013 Metroplús
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 40 2013 Metroplús
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 16,0 Secretaria de transporte y tránsito
Express services (Travel time) No 2013 Metroplús
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time) 60 2013 www.medellin.gov.co
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) None
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) Yes
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)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Línea 2

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Línea 2 www.metroplus.gov.co
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2013
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2013 Metroplús
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 8,000 2013 Metroplús
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 1 2013 www.metroplus.gov.co
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 5,50 2013 Metroplús
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 5,50 2013 Metroplús
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside 2013 Metroplús
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2013 Metroplús
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2013 Metroplús
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2013 Metroplús
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Stations, corridor (Stations) 8 2013 Metroplús
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 685,0 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) No 2013
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) None 2013 Metroplús
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2013 Metroplús
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) On-street, no level boarding 2013 Metroplús
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None 2013 Metroplús
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 10 2013 Metroplús
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time)
Express services (Travel time) No 2013 Metroplús
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time) 60 2013 www.medellin.gov.co
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) None
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) Yes
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) Good 2009 Trolmerida
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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