Global BRT Data


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.






Passengers per Day



80 km

Total Length


Urumqi, China - urumqi brt


Urumqi has 2,518,000 inhabitants.
The city has started the system in 2011 and now counts with 6 bus priority corridors consisting of 80 kilometers and benefiting 380,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 17,9 km/h.





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



Corridor NameDaily demand, corridor (passengers per day)Corridor length (km)Stations, corridorCorridor NameDaily demand, corridor (passengers per day)Corridor length (km)Stations, corridor
Line 1 14,87 21
Line 2 5,18 16
Line 3 17,15 19
Line 4 12,79 17
Line 6 19,17 22
Line 7 10,93 16


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 10,435 2020
Population, city (General info) 2,518,000 2013 China City Statistical Yearbook. Beijing: National Statistics Bureau Press
Population, metro area (General info) 2,518,000 2013 China City Statistical Yearbook. Beijing: National Statistics Bureau Press
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 263 2013 China City Statistical Yearbook. Beijing: National Statistics Bureau Press
Modal split % public transport (General info)
Modal split % private transport (General info)
Modal split % non motorized (General info)
System name (System info) Urumqi BRT
Corridors (System info) 6 2017 Baidu Maps
Year system commenced (System info) 2011
Transit agency (System info) Urumqi Public Transport Group 2013
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0,15 2013
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 11,96 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2016 CUSTReC
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info)
Integration terminals (System info) 5 2015 ITDP
Transfer stations (System info)
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info) 6,950 2013
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 380,000 2012 CUSTReC CATS
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 114,000,000 2012 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)
Trunk lines (System info) 7 2016 CUSTReC
Feeder routes (System info)
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 80,09 2016
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information)
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information)
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Left & Right 2013
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information)
Lane material at stations (Additional Information)
Stations (Additional Information) 112 2016
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 650 2016 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2014
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) Partial 2017 Google Maps
Station boarding level (Additional Information)
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2013
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 87 2013
Operating speed (Additional Information) 17,9 2016 CUSTReC
Total fleet (System fleet) 302 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)
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet)
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 0 2013
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 2013
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 & Diesel 2014
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 2016 CUSTReC
Unique bus livery (System image)
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Line 1

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