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



9 km

Total Length


Saint-Nazaire, France - hélyce


Saint-Nazaire has 67,097 inhabitants.
The city has started the system in 2012 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 9 kilometers and benefiting 10,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 18,4 km/h.





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



Corridor NameDaily demand, corridor (passengers per day)Corridor length (km)Stations, corridor
Hélyce 10,000 9 20


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 39,040 2020
Population, city (General info) 67,097 2011
Population, metro area (General info) 211,675 2011
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 202,6 2011
Modal split % public transport (General info)
Modal split % private transport (General info)
Modal split % non motorized (General info)
System name (System info) Hélyce
Corridors (System info) 1 2014
Year system commenced (System info) 2012
Transit agency (System info) STRAN 2014
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 1,68 2016
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 3,53 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2012
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) Yes 2012
Integration terminals (System info) 3 2014
Transfer stations (System info) 7 2014
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info)
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 10,000 2013
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 3,000,000 2013 Calculated using daily demand and 300 working days
Capital productivity (boardings per bus per day) (System info) 714 2013 Calculated using daily demand and total fleet
Operational productivity (IPK) (System info)
Operations control center (System info)
Trunk lines (System info) 2 2014
Feeder routes (System info) 0 2014
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 9 2013
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Curbside & Median 2012
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A 2012
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Right 2013
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Asphalt 2012
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Concrete 2012
Stations (Additional Information) 20 2013
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 474 2013 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All 2012
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information) None 2014 Google Maps
Station boarding level (Additional Information) Low-level platform 2013
Real time information (Additional Information) All 2014
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 9 2013
Operating speed (Additional Information) 18,4 2014 Google Transit
Total fleet (System fleet) 14 2013
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) 14 2013
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet) 1 2014
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Electric 2014
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) CNG 2014
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 2014
City's diesel sulfur content (ppm) (System fleet)
Total cost per kilometer (US$ million per km) (System cost) 8,1 2013
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 2013
Brand and logo (System image) Yes 2012
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes 2012
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety)
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety)

CORRIDOR Indicators - Hélyce

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Hélyce
Corridor classification (Corridor info) Not BRT 2014 ITDP
BRT Standard (Corridor info) Not BRT 2014 ITDP Preliminary assessment
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2012
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines 2012
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info)
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 10,000 2013
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 2 2014
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 9 2013
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 6 2013
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways)
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways)
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways)
Position of with-flow lanes, corridor (Running ways) Curbside & Median 2012
Position of counterflow lanes, corridor (Running ways) N/A 2012
Position of bus doors, corridor (Running ways) Right 2012
Lane material on running ways, corridor (Running ways) Asphalt 2012
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete 2012
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None 2012
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering)
Stations, corridor (Stations) 20 2013
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 474 2013 Calculated using corridor length and stations
Infrastructure cost per kilometer, corridor (US$ million per km) (Cost)

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