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.