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Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 960  East of Hoofddorp Station, east-west, PM peak, 2011.6.27   
Year system commenced: 2002  Opened 13 January   
System name: Zuidtangent   
Number of BRT stations: 33   

Performance

Peak throughput (passengers / hr / direction): 960  East of Hoofddorp Station, east-west, PM peak, 2011.6.27   
Peak buses / hr / direction: 18  2011.6.27, routes 300 and 310 east-west, PM peak   
City centre peak hour speed: 34 km/hr  surveys 2011.6.27   
Full corridor peak hour speed: 34 km/hr  surveys 2011.6.27   
BRT system coverage (2-way roads) (1 fare): 56.7 km   
Operational mode: trunk-only  though has a few stops in mixed traffic, outside BRT corridors   
Routes operating both inside & outside BRT roads: 1  310   
Routes operating only in busway corridors: 1  300   
System passenger-trips per day: 125,000  data from 2005   
Average bus occupancy (peak direction & point): 53   
Network of routes and corridors   
High peak period operational speed (>20km/hr)   
Faster than a trotting donkey (>15km/hr)   
Buses operating both in & out of BRT corridors   
Most bus passengers in BRT corridors carried by BRT buses     Mostly yes, but in highest demand places no
Net time saving for bus passengers in corridor   
Throughput >20,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Throughput >10,000 passengers/hr (one direction)   
Carries more than a mixed traffic lane (2500 pphpd)   

Vehicles & ITS

Fleet of regular buses using BRT stations: 0   
Fleet of integrated BRT feeder buses: 0   
Location of bus doorways: Right side  traffic is on the right   
Number of doors in BRT buses: 3   
BRT vehicle length: 18m   
No. of seats in 18m BRT buses: 46  plus 2 fold-down seats   
BRT vehicle fuel: diesel   
BRT bus manufacturer: Mercedes Benz  Citaro   
Real-time next bus information displays   
Distinctive BRT buses   
Sliding doors in BRT stations   
Low-emission vehicle technology (≥Euro III)   
Automated fare collection and fare verification     Cash payments on bus also possible
High-quality passenger information on buses   
Audio announcements on BRT buses   

Other

Year system commenced: 2002  Opened 13 January   
System name: Zuidtangent   
Project website: Zuidtangent.nl   
Distinctive marketing identity for system     Zuidtangent


Infrastructure

Number of BRT stations: 33   
Stations with functioning passing lanes: 0   
Most station substops: 1   
Location of busway lanes: Dedicated roadway   
Longest BRT station (non terminal): 85m   
Shortest BRT station: 60m   
Total length of dedicated busway: 44.5 km   
Length including mixed traffic portions: 56.7 km   
Station platform height: 30cm   
Average distance between stations: 1,750m   
Number of corridors: 2   
Segregated busways or bus-only roadways   
Enhanced station (more than just a bus shelter)     Slightly enhanced
Overtaking lanes at more than 75% of stations   
Bike sharing in vicinity of BRT stations   
Wheelchair accessible stations   
Distinctive BRT stations     Stations renovated in 2011, no longer distinctive
>1 substop at >75% of stations (requires overtaking)   
Includes BRT-only tunnels or bridges   
>1 stop position at stopping area at >75% of stations     Stations without doors / defined stop areas
Stations away from intersections   
Station size based on passenger demand   
Full weather protection on most station platforms   
Full weather protection on all station platforms   
Covered station access   
Escalators/lifts at >20% of stations with bridges/tunnels   
Signal priority or grade separation at intersections     Both signal priority and extensive grade separation
Level boarding and alighting     level but sometimes large gap
High-quality passenger information at stations   
Bicycle parking at BRT stations   
Segregated bike lanes along main corridor(s)   
Improvements to nearby public space   
Physical BRT laneway dividers   

Regulation & costs

Fare type (flat fare or distance-based): distance-based   
Median cash fare: 4 euro  4 euros, Schiphol Airport to Haarlem   
Infrastructure cost per km: US$11m  Source: bic.asn.au   
BRT bus operator(s): Connexxion   
More than one BRT bus operator   
Pre-board fare collection and fare verification   
No operational subsidy from government     subsidy needed

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