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Merida, Venezuela - tromerca

 

Merida has 250,303 inhabitants. 54,0% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.

 

MODAL SPLIT - MERIDA

The city has started the system in 2007 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 13 kilometers and benefiting 30,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 25,0 km/h.

 

SYSTEM LENGTH IN RELATION TO Venezuela

 

DAILY DEMAND IN RELATION TO Venezuela

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
Trolebús de Mérida - Línea 1 30,000 13,10 21 All None High level platform 25,0

Curiosities

SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 12,265 2013 databank.worldbank.org
Population, city (General info) 250,303 2011 www.censoinfo.ine.gob.ve
Population, metro area (General info) 447,259 2011 www.censoinfo.ine.gob.ve
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 169,5 2011 www.corpoandes.gov.ve
Modal split % public transport (General info) 54,0
Modal split % private transport (General info) 44,0
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 2,0
System name (System info) Tromerca
Corridors (System info) 1
Year system commenced (System info) 2007
Transit agency (System info) Trolebus Mérida C.A (TROMERCA) 2009 www.tromerca.gob.ve www.tramz.com
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0,40 2015 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 2,52 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) No María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info)
Integration terminals (System info) 1 tesis.ula.ve
Transfer stations (System info) 1 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info) 9,000 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 30,000 2013 www.mtc.gob.ve
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 9,000,000 2013 Calculated using daily demand and 300 working days
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info) 667 2012 Calculated using daily demand and total fleet
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info) All Universidad de Los Andes project; tesis.ula.ve
Trunk lines (System info) 1
Feeder routes (System info) 3 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 13,10
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2013
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) Median www.tromerca.gob.ve
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt www.tromerca.gob.ve www.tramz.com
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Concrete
Stations (Additional Information) 21 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 625,0
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All www.tromerca.gob.ve
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None www.tromerca.gob.ve
Station boarding level (Additional Information) High level platform www.tromerca.gob.ve
Real time information (Additional Information) All www.tramz.com
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 16 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Operating speed (Additional Information) 25,0
Total fleet (System fleet) 45 2012 TROMERCA
Fleet, standard buses (System fleet) 0
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) 45 2012 TROMERCA
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Hybrid 2012 TROMERCA
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) Diesel 2012 TROMERCA
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 0
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) Hybrid (Hybrid: diesel-electricity) www.minci.gob.ve
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) 2,115 2005 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Equipment cost (US$ million) (System cost)
Annual operational cost (US$ million) (System cost)
User rating (System image) Good 2009 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Brand and logo (System image) Yes www.tromerca.gob.ve
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes www.tromerca.gob.ve
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Trolebús de Mérida - Línea 1

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Trolebús de Mérida - Línea 1 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2007 www.tramz.com www.venelogia.com
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info) 9,000 2012 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 30,000 2013 entrerayas.com
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 1 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida (2008-2009)
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 13,10 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 13,10 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0,00
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A 2013
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median www.tromerca.gob.ve
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right www.tromerca.gob.ve
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt www.tromerca.gob.ve www.tramz.com
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete www.tramz.com
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None www.tromerca.gob.ve
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) All María Alejandra Guilarte Castro. Former president of Trolmerida (2008-2009) e-mail: magica170@gmail.com Current charge: Advisor for Ministerio para el Poder Popular de Transporte y comunicaciones
Stations, corridor (Stations) 21 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 625,0 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes www.tramz.com
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All www.tromerca.gob.ve
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None www.tromerca.gob.ve
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) High level platform www.tromerca.gob.ve
Type of bus guidance (ITS) Physical María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 16 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 25,0 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Express services (Travel time) No 2013
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time) 60 2013 www.americamilitar.com
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All www.tramz.com
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort) Yes 2013 www.tromerca.gob.ve
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) 2,115 2005 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
User rating, corridor (Quality of service) Good 2009 María Alejandra Guilarte Castro, Former president of Trolmerida
Corridor annual fatalities (Road Safety)

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