What You Need To Know About Metro Bus System Lahore
Lahore Metro BusAn Introduction to Pakistan’s 1st Mass Transit System
The Need for MBS• Lahore is the 2nd Largest in Pakistan• With population of over 10 Million people, traffic is serious issue for a growing city like Lahore• In order to sustain the growth of Lahore, a safe, reliable and efficient mass Transit System was required• Hence, the Metro Bus System was envisaged to provide comfortable and affordable transportation services to the people of Lahore
MBS: Quick Facts• Total Length: 27 Kilometers• Total Cost: 29.7 Billion Rupees• Total Buses: 100• Capacity per Bus: 108 People• Project Completion Time: 12 Months• Total Stops: 27• Total Feeder Routes: 34• Total Expected MBS users per Day: 50,000• Total Lines Planned: 3• Line Completed: Green Line
The Buses• All Buses have been produced specifically for the Lahore MBS by Volvo.• The ‘Arctic Buses’ hold 108 passengers and are standard for all major Bus Rapid Transit Systems including the one in Tehran and Istanbul• Each bus has special seating for Women & Children as well as for Handicapped Persons. All buses are elevated for easier passenger entry at platforms
The Stations• There are a total of 27 Stations• 9 Of these stations are elevated while the rest are at ground level• Each station is equipped with generators, escalators, a tuck shop and comfortable waiting areas.
Travelling on MBS• The MBS is completely free for the first month. After that there would be a standard fare put in to use.• The Metro Bus Card and MBS Token can both be used to travel on the MBS.• The MBS Card is like Travel Cards around the world that can be recharged for multiple journeys, it costs 133 Rupees.• School Children and Students as well as senior citizens will be charged a discounted rate
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