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How to use Xiamen's Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System

Updated: 17 Aug 2008
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BRT system is not new. It has been used as a popular mass rapid transport in many countries in recent years. In China, there are 8 cities, Beijing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Changzhou, Kunming, Dalia, Ji’nan and now Xiamen adopting the system.

 

The BRT special elevated lanes in Xiamen are built under the strict national standard and the other safety devices are the protective guards that are all built under the highest national standard.

 

The BRT bus is 12 meters long, 3 meters high and 2.5 meters wide. It has 36 seats, and its maximum capacity is 92 passengers.

 

 

The BRT bus is 12 meters long, 3 meters high and 2.5 meters wide. It has 36 seats, and its maximum capacity is 92 passengers.

 

Each BRT bus is equipped with GPS and computerized cumminication system. It has 5 cameras. Using these cameras, despite the size and the length of the bus, the driver can monitor everything from driving to keeping check on the passengers and the situation inside of the bus.

 

The BRT bus conductor can also have two ways communication with the bus driver using the system. 

 

 

 

Three BRT lines and their assigned routes

 

 

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Marked in brown, red and purple are three BRT lines are coming to use in its first stage of operation on 31st August 2008 .

 

The main 3 BRT lines are::

 
1) BRT one
2) BRT two
3) BRT three

 

1) BRT one

 

BRT one starts from No.1 Port and ends at New Xiamen Railway Station in Jimei It has 20 stops and its length is 33.4kms and takes about 90mins per route one way.

 

The assigned route is:


The No.1 Port (Intersection of Lujiang Dao and Xiahe Rd) -- Kaihe Rd Crossing -- Si Bei -- Douxi Rd -- Er Shi -- Wenzao (Jinbang Park) -- railway station – Lianban (Mingfa) -- Longshan Qiao  -- O Long Xiao Cheng -- Dongfang Shanzhuang (Agricultural Science Institute) -- Caitang -- Jinshan -- Mucuo -- Shuaishi Secondary School -- Xianhou (Gaoqi Airport)-- Jimei Bridge Nan (south of Jimei Bridge) -- Jiagen Gymnasium -- Chengyi College -- Huaqiao University 

 

2) BRT two

 

BRT two starts from the No.1 Port and ends at Xike. It has 20 stops. Its length is 35.4kms and takes about 90mins per route one way.

 

The assigned route is:

 
The No.1 Port (Intersection of Lujiang Dao and Xiahe Rd) -- Kaihe Rd Crossing -- Si Bei -- Douxi Rd -- Er Shi -- Wenzao (Jinbang Park) -- railway station – Lianban (Mingfa) -- Longshan Qiao  -- O Long Xiao Cheng -- Dongfang Shanzhuang (Agricultural Science Institute) -- Caitang -- Jinshan -- Mucuo -- Shuaishi Secondary School -- Xianhou (Gaoqi Airport)-- Jimei Bridge Nan (south of Jimei Bridge) -- Fenglin -- Pantu -- Xike

 

3) BRT three

 

BRT three starts from the No.1 Port and ends at Wengxing Dong Rd (Qianpu). It has 13 stops. Its length is 18.7kms and takes about 50mins per route one way.

 

The assigned route is:

 
The No.1 Port -- Kaihe Rd Crossing -- Si Bei -- Douxi Rd -- Er Shi -- Wenzao (Jinbang Park) -- railway station – Lianban (Mingfa) -- Longshan Qiao -- O Long Xiao Cheng (Agricultural Science Institute) -- Hongwen -- Wenxing Dong Rd (Qianpu).

 

 

 The fare is calculated by distance travelled.
The basic fare is 0.3rmb per km in non-air condition bus and 0.6rmb in air condition bus.

 

Fare:

 
The fare is calculated by distance travelled.
The basic fare is 0.3rmb per km in non-air condition bus and 0.6rmb in air condition bus.

 

Entire BRT one route: 3.3rmb (non-air condition)   4.3rmb (air condition)

Entire BRT two route: 3.6rmb (non-air condition)   4.6rmb (air condition)
Entire BRT three routet: 1.8rmb (non-air condition)   2.8rmb (air condition)
 

 

Using the pre-paid e-card can enjoy 10% discounts in non-air condition bus, and 20% in air conditions bus.

 

SOURCE: Xiamen Media Network News

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