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Bus Rapid Transit Project: City of Tshwane


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By Hilton Vorster, City of Tshwane (Tshwane, South Africa)

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Bus Rapid Transit Project: City of Tshwane

  1. 1. World Bank “ Bus Rapid Transit: Lessons Learned and Learning” Forum Washington DC Presented by: Hilton Vorster Hannes van der Merwe 14 January 2009 Bus Rapid Transit Project: City of Tshwane
  2. 3. CITY OF TSHWANE 2,27 million residents Area 3200 km 2 Length = 65 km Width = 55km Zone of Choice 47% Population 22% Work Opportunities
  3. 4. City of Tshwane Capital City and Diplomatic City Nature Reserves Intellectual Capital Automotive Industry Innovation Hub 2010 Host City
  4. 5. BRT Project Components <ul><li>Institutional arrangements, project team and oversight committee </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Business Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Communication Plan and Public Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Public Transport Liaison Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure design and Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement of Vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Control Centre, ITS and EFC </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Design and Land-use </li></ul>
  5. 6. The General Overview of the approach to route definition and corridor structure consisted of a double approach Phased approach Phase I Layered approach Phase II Future Routes Feeder and Enhanced System Connectivity with other modes of transportation Operational Plan Feeders Enhanced BRT System Rail
  6. 7. Phase I Route – Lines1 & 2 Proposed BRT Line 1 Proposed BRT Line 2 Loftus Stadium <ul><li>Belle Ombre Rail Station – Boom – R101 Paul Kruger – via Church Square – Pretoria Rail Station – M11 Scheiding – Walker Street – University – M6 Lynnwood – Atterbury – M10 Hans Strijdom – Mamelodi </li></ul>BRT Line 2: Belle Ombre Rail Station to Mamelodi Route Belle Ombre Pretoria Station Mamelodi Mabopane Terminal to north BRT Line 1: Mabopane to Pretoria Station Route <ul><li>Service from Mabopane Rail Terminal – via R80 – D.F.Malan – Boom Street (Belle Ombre) – R101 Paul Kruger - CBD (Church Square) – Pretoria Station </li></ul>Terminal
  7. 8. Phase 1: Station Location and Route Map
  8. 9. Description of corridors <ul><li>Line 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly a directorial system (split 90/10) in the am and pm peaks – transporting commuters to and from work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Line 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi directional system (split am 60/40) and off-peak demand to shopping nodes. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. System required to meet the total estimated demand Item Line 1 Line 2 Overall Route Corridor Length 37.3 km 33.2 km 67.6 km Length of Dedicated Bus lanes 74.6 km 66.4 km 135.2 km Number of Terminals 2 Terminals 2 Terminals 4 Terminals Number of Stations 17 Stations 36 Stations 52 Stations Average Station Separation 1,960 m 920 m 1,320 m Number of Bays per Station 1, 2 or 3 bays 1 bay Station Length 20, 50 or 81 m 20 m Station Width 3.0 to 4.9 m 3.0 m AM Peak Hour Frequency 90 departures 40 departures AM Peak Hour Headway (gap) 40 seconds 90 seconds AM Period Headway 57 seconds NA AM Peak Frequency - All Stops Service 40 departures 20 departures AM Peak Frequency - Express Service 1 20 departures (from Hebron ) 20 departures AM Peak Frequency - Express Service 2 30 departures (from Mabopane) - Operational Speed (Max speed 90kph) All Stops - 46kph Express 1 - 53kph Express 2 - 58kph All Stops - 26 kph Express - 35 kph Estimated Fleet Size – articulated buses 136 97 233
  10. 11. Next Steps <ul><li>Finalisation of the Financial Plan and modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure provision, including Environmental Impact Assessments, detail designs, location of services, construction etc (South African National Roads Agency is the implementing agent for the City of Tshwane) </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison with operators and establishment of operating entity and operating contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement of vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic fare collection and integrated ticketing </li></ul>
  11. 12. Challenges <ul><li>Incorporation of existing public transport operators (taxis and buses) into the system/operating contract – no job losses for current operators </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition of buses including specifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time frames </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High floor vs low floor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fare structure and integrated ticketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banking solution vs transport solution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provision of infrastructure </li></ul>
  12. 13. Challenges <ul><li>Provision of infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EIAs – removal of Jacaranda trees, areas with historical significance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land acquisition – time frames </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stations on freeway – handling of pedestrian (closed system) and standards on freeway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buses have higher axle loads that normal design standard (12 tons) – existing infrastructure not suitable </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Snapshots of sections of the route Central Business District Central Business District Church Square Freeway
  14. 15. Snapshots of sections of the route Urban Area Station Area Arterial - Urban Area Urban Area
  15. 16. Thank you for your attention!! Contact Details: Hilton Vorster Hannes van der Merwe +27123587950 +27124266248 +27824692285 (Mobile) +27832648281 [email_address] [email_address]