Transport capacity of buses

Recently I got a mail where I was asked a question about the transport capacity for buses. Which capacity can you get with modern buses?
So, I asked my colleague in Mexico, Jorge Suarez for advice. It did not take him long to come back with a reference to Movidad Amable, a bilanguage magasine in English and Spanish. You will find the pages 90 to 98 dealing with the transport capacity of BRT lines.

I also found a recent update in Wikipedia, which was very useful. Read it here.

Some examples of transport capacity is found below:
* Designated Lane: Ankara, Istanbul, Abidjan 7,300 – 19,500 persons per direction and hour
* Designated Lanes with Feeders: Curitiba, Brazil 13,900 – 24,100
* Designated Lanes with Bus Ordering (Travelling in Clusters): Porto Alegre, Brazil 17,500 – 18,300
* Designated Lanes with Overlapping Routes, Passing at Stations and Express Routes: Belo Horizonte , São Paulo 15,800 – 20,300
* Designated Double-Lanes with Trans Milenio: Bogotá, Colombia 35,000 – 40,000

It can be concluded that bus lines can be set up to deliver transport capacity from zero to more than 40 000 persons per direction and hour.

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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