Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit (Guangzhou BRT or GBRT) is the bus rapid transit (BRT) system of the city of Guangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. Its first line was put into operation on 10 February 2010.
Bus rapid transit (BRT), also called a busway or transitway, is a bus-based public transport system designed to have much more capacity, reliability, and other quality features than a conventional bus system. Typically, a BRT system includes roadways that are dedicated to buses, and gives priority to buses at intersections where buses may interact with other traffic; alongside design features to reduce delays caused by passengers boarding or leaving buses, or paying fares. BRT aims to combine the capacity and speed of a light rail or metro system (LRT, HRT) with the flexibility, lower cost, and simplicity of a bus system.
GBRT handles approximately 1,000,000 passenger trips daily with a peak passenger flow of 26,900 passengers (second only to the TransMilenio BRT system in Bogota, Colombia). In fact, this rapid transit system contains the world’s longest BRT stations – around 260m including bridges – with bus volumes of 1 bus every 10 seconds or 350 per hour in a single direction. The BRT system has two new lines and two extensions planned.
The livery of the BRT is orange with BRT written in white on the sides. Several stations have connections to Guangzhou Metro. Same-direction transfers between buses within the BRT corridor are free. The project won numerous awards such as the Sustainable Transportation Development Award in 2011, the first Chinese transportation project to win such an award.
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