Global BRTData


About Global BRTData

The BRTData gathers information on 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 BRT systems (Bus Rapid Transit - median-aligned and segregated bus lanes, pre-board fare collection, and platform-level boarding) and bus priority systems: cities with dedicated bus lanes, but 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 BRT+ CoE, a Center of Excellence in BRT, and by WRI, with collaboration of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). The platform is monthly updated with reliable data and verified by WRI Brasil Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.






Chengdu, China - chengdu brt


Chengdu has 7,415,590 inhabitants. 15% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2013 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 29 kilometers. The average operational speed of the system is 26 km/h.




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
2nd Ring Elevated Road 28.8 28 All None Low-level platform 26


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 10434.8 2020
Population, city (General info) 7,415,590 2010
Population, metro area (General info) 14,047,625 2010
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 1,200 2010
Modal split % public transport (General info) 15 2002
Modal split % private transport (General info) 11 2002
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 74 2002
System name (System info) Chengdu BRT 2013
Corridors (System info) 1 2013
Year system commenced (System info) 2013
Transit agency (System info) Chengdu Public Transportation Group 2013
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0.31 2015
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info)
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2013
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info)
Integration terminals (System info) 1 2013
Transfer stations (System info)
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info) 6,650 2013
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info)
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info)
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info)
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info) All 2013
Trunk lines (System info) 4 2013
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info) 2 2013
System length (km) (Additional Information) 28.8 2013
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Median 2013
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2013
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2013
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt 2014
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Asphalt 2014
Stations (Additional Information) 28 2014
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 1028.6 2014 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2013
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2014
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2014
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2013
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 40 2013
Operating speed (Additional Information) 26 2013
Total fleet (System fleet) 300 2013
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
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Combustion 2013
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) CNG 2013
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Average age, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Fuel type, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Fuel economy, bi-articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, double-decker buses (System fleet) 0 2014
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
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet)
Total cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost) 19 2014, this value is the total cost of the 2nd Ring Elevated Road, which includes six lanes
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 2014
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2014
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - 2nd Ring Elevated Road

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) 2nd Ring Elevated Road
Corridor classification (Corridor info) BRT 2014 ITDP
BRT Standard (Corridor info) Silver 2014
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2013
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines 2014
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info) 6,650 2013
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info)
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 4 2014
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 28.8 2013
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0 2014
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0 2014
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 28.8 2014
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0 2014
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Median 2013
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A 2013
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2013
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2014
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2014
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2014
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None 2013
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) All 2013
Stations, corridor (Stations) 28 2014
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 1028.6 2014 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes 2014
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All 2013
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) None 2014
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) Low-level platform 2014
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None 2014
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 40 2013
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 26 2013
Express services (Travel time) No 2013
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time) 80 2014 Sustainable Urban Mobility Exchange Experiences between Europe and China
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All 2013
Physically integrated feeders (Comfort)
Total cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost) 19 2014, this value is the total cost of the 2nd Ring Elevated Road, which includes six lanes
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)

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