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.






Bucaramanga, Colombia - metrolínea


Bucaramanga has 528,683 inhabitants. 48% of total trips are made by public transport, as showed in the graph below.



The city has started the system in 2010 and now counts with 1 bus priority corridors consisting of 18 kilometers and benefiting 72,000 passengers every day. The average operational speed of the system is 20 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
Metrolínea 72,000 9 17 All All High level platform 20


SYSTEM Indicators

Indicator Value Date Source
GDP per capita (US$) (General info) 5334.6 2020
Population, city (General info) 528,683 2018 DANE
Population, metro area (General info) 1,089,269 2011
Population density, metropolitan area (General info) 740
Modal split % public transport (General info) 48 Metrolinea
Modal split % private transport (General info) 34 Metrolinea
Modal split % non motorized (General info) 18 Metrolinea
System name (System info) Metrolínea
Corridors (System info) 1 2013
Year system commenced (System info) 2010
Transit agency (System info) Metrolínea S.A. 2013
Standard fare (US$) (System info) 0.65 2019
Annual fare revenue (US$ millions) (System info) 9.8 Calculated using annual demand and fare
Fare integration within the system (System info) Yes 2013 Metrolínea
Citywide fare integration (other modes) (System info) No 2013 Metrolínea
Integration terminals (System info) 2 2013 Metrolínea
Transfer stations (System info) 0 2013 Metrolínea
Peak load (passengers per hour per direction) (System info) 4,525 2011 Metrolínea
Daily demand (passengers per day) (System info) 72,000 2012
Annual demand (passengers per year) (System info) 21,600,000 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) All
Trunk lines (System info) 3 2018
Feeder routes (System info) 21 2013
Depots (System info)
System length (km) (Additional Information) 17.6 2018
Position of with-flow lanes (Additional Information) Median 2018
Position of counterflow lanes (Additional Information) N/A
Position of bus doors (Additional Information) Left
Lane material on running ways (Additional Information) Concrete
Lane material at stations (Additional Information) Concrete
Stations (Additional Information) 16 2018
Station spacing (m) (Additional Information) 1,100 2018 Calculated using system length and stations
Pre-board fare collection (Additional Information) All
Overtaking lanes (Additional Information)
Station boarding level (Additional Information) High level platform 2018
Real time information (Additional Information) All
Peak frequency (buses per hour) (Additional Information) 15 2017
Operating speed (Additional Information) 20 2012 Metrolínea
Total fleet (System fleet) 131 2013 Metrolínea
Fleet, standard buses (System fleet) 102 2013
Average age, standard buses (System fleet) 2 2012 Metrolínea
Propulsion, standard buses (System fleet) Combustion 2012 Metrolínea
Fuel type, standard buses (System fleet) Diesel 2012 Metrolínea
Fuel economy, standard buses (System fleet)
Fleet, articulated buses (System fleet) 29 2013
Average age, articulated buses (System fleet) 2 2012 Metrolínea
Propulsion, articulated buses (System fleet) Combustion 2012 Metrolínea
Fuel type, articulated buses (System fleet) Diesel 2012 Metrolínea
Fuel economy, articulated buses (System fleet)
Fleet, bi-articulated buses (System fleet) 0 2012 Metrolínea
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 2012 Metrolínea
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) Diesel 2012 Metrolínea
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
Unique bus livery (System image) Yes
Citywide annual road fatalities (System road safety) 27 2017
Citywide annual injuries (System road safety) 1,964 2017

CORRIDOR Indicators - Metrolínea

Indicator Value Date Source
Corridor Name (Corridor info) Metrolínea
Corridor classification (Corridor info) BRT 2014 ITDP
BRT Standard (Corridor info) Basic 2014 ITDP Preliminary assessment
Year corridor commenced (Corridor info) 2010 Metrolínea
Corridor service (Corridor info) Trunk lines with feeder routes 2013 Metrolínea
Peak load, corridor (passengers per hour per direction) (Corridor info) 4,525 2011 Metrolínea
Daily demand, corridor (passengers per day) (Corridor info) 72,000 2013
Trunk lines, corridor (Corridor info) 2 2013
Corridor length (km) (Running ways) 9 Metrolínea
Length of segregated lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 2.2 Metrolínea
Length of segregated counterflow lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0
Length of exclusive lanes, corridor (km) (Running ways) 6.8 Metrolínea
Mixed traffic with-flow length, corridor (km) (Running ways) 0
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
Lane material at stations, corridor (Running ways) Concrete
Grade-separated intersections, corridor (Traffic engineering) None
Fixed signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Dynamic signal priority (Traffic engineering) None
Stations, corridor (Stations) 17 Metrolínea
Station spacing, corridor (m) (Stations) 530 Metrolínea
Enhanced stations (Stations) Yes
Pre-board fare collection, corridor (Stations) All
Overtaking lanes, corridor (Stations) All
Station boarding level, corridor (Stations) High level platform
Type of bus guidance (ITS) None
Peak frequency, corridor (buses per hour per direction) (Travel time) 45 Metrolínea
Operating speed, corridor (Travel time) 20 Metrolínea
Express services (Travel time) No 2013 Metrolínea
Speed limit (km/h) (Travel time)
Real time information, corridor (Comfort) All
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)

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