Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is being prioritised in countries that want to implement fast, affordable and reliable public transport. Because this is a relatively new mode of public transport, there is limited literature dealing specifically with BRT design and design analysis. As a result, the need for a way to analyse and validate BRT related design decisions was realised.
The concept of the BRT Station Capacity Analysis Methodology was explored to assist with high-level planning and decision making on corridor design. It is a method of analysing the major components of a public transport station based on the calculated capacity of the component and the associated Level of Service criteria. The results are also used to identify areas that limit the overall functionality of a station, and areas where components are overdesigned. This process promotes sustainable design and the responsible use of resources and materials.
This paper presents the methodology for analysing station component capacities and optimising station design based on the optimal application of existing information.
Papers presented at the 38th International Southern African Transport Conference on "Disruptive transport technologies - is South and Southern Africa ready?" held at CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa on 8th to 11th July 2019.