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Old February 10th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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LAHORE | Buses

Overview

With the aim to provide safe, efficient and comfortable urban transportation system in the major cities of Punjab; the Government of Punjab has established Punjab Metrobus Authority (PMA) for construction, operation and maintenance of mass transit system.
Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan with estimated population of 10 million. The transport demand recently estimated by Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) is 12 million trips, which includes 4 million short walking trips and 8 million motorized trips, on a usual weekday. The number of vehicles registered in Lahore increased sharply from 95 vehicles in 2001 to 238 vehicles in 2008; per 1000 population.

The Lahore Urban Transport Master Plan 2011, prepared by JICA, recommends seven BRT corridors in Lahore. Therefore, in the year 2011, the Government of Punjab appointed “Ulasim” a Turkish based company of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, for preparing the preliminary design of Metrobus System (MBS).

The MBS is planned in integration with Multi-Modal Intercity Bus Terminals (MIBT), one terminal to be established on either side of the corridor, with Park & Ride plazas. The overall transportation map includes integration of Metrobys System & public transport routes, sub-urban railway, LRMTS (other lines), and taxi system in Lahore.

The Metrobus System Line-1 from Gajjumata to Shahdara is established in Lahore, and is the first system to be operated by PMA. MBS Line-1 is approximately 27 KM long running in the North-South direction through the heart of Lahore. Key locations throughout the city are targeted to allow maximum number of citizens from surrounding areas to avail the bus services. Initially, 27 stations were planned and built along the MBS corridor, which have been designed keeping in view the needs of the passengers.

Metrobus route/map

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MBS consists of four lines:

Green line (Recently completed)
Grey line (starting in this year)
Orange line (feasibility study complete)
Blue line (feasibility study complete)

Travel Cards & Tokens

To avail Metrobus services, every passenger must carry a valid ticket (fare media). However, infants ride for free. Passengers have the choice of purchasing two types of RFID-based fare media/tickets:

Single-ride tokens that are deposited/returned at the exit platform
Multi-journey Metrobus cards, that are retained by the passenger

A brief overview along with short videos on purchase and use of Metrobus fare media are as follows:

Single-ride Tokens
Tokens can be purchased from the on-station ticket office or obtained via the self-service Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) installed at each Metrobus station. There is no security deposit for obtaining single-ride tokens, however, the applicable fare has to be deposited at the ticket office or TVM to obtain tokens.

Tokens are to be tapped at the entry turnstile on the platform, retained during the journey, and deposited into the exit turnstile while exiting the platform.

Multi-Journey Metrobus Cards
The Metrobus Cards are durable, credit-card sized, and based on secure RFID technology. These cards can be purchased from the ticket office at each Metrobus Station, for a refundable security deposit of Rs. 133 – provided the card is returned in proper working condition.

People with valid Metrobus cards with adequate balance, can proceed directly to the platforms at each station, without having to stand in line every time to purchase single-ride tokens.

Travellers can recharge Metrobus cards up to a maximum balance of Rs. 1,000, via the self-service Ticket Vending Machine installed at each station, or from the on-station ticket sales offices.

Design Characteristics of Metrobus System

The MBS is 27 Km long corridor starting from Gajjumata to Shahdara via Ferozepur Road, Lytton Road, MAO College, Lower Mall, Data Darbar, Niazi Chowk, and Shahdara. MBS corridor has the following main characteristics:

A 10m wide dedicated corridor is allocated in the centre of the road for the operation of Metrobus.

The Metrobus corridor is configured as a two lane undivided travel-way.
There are twenty seven (27) bus stations each with two curb-side platforms i.e. one serving the Shadara-bound buses and the other serving Gajjumata-bound buses.

Each Platform is 81m long and 3.5m wide, accommodating three bus-bays to facilitate simultaneous stopping of three articulated buses.

Passenger's access to the platforms is provided via escalators, stairs & pedestrian bridges.

Four (4) Platform Sliding Doors (PSD) are provided at each bus-bay for the passengers safety.

The articulated buses will dock precisely in front of the PSD. Level boarding is provided for passengers to enter the bus.

Portion from Qaddafi Stadium to Data Darbar (8.3 Km’s) is elevated to avoid conflict of Metrobuse with other traffic, in the congested areas.

Metrobus system will initially operate with 45 articulated buses.

The maximum speed of the corridor is 60 Km/h and commercial speed is of 25 Km/h.

Buses will operate at a short headway during the peak hours.

Intelligent Systems

Automated Fare Collection (AFC) System
Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System is a travel ticketing system which allows collection & management of fare for public transport in a prompt and accurate manner, through the deployment of information technology systems. This system allows the automated collection of payment through PDAs and Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs). AFC system reduces the need for ticket checking staff and helps to prevent fraud. OFF-Board ticketing system is provided for collection of fare on all MBS route.

Bus Scheduling System (BSS)
The BSS system helps to manage and control the route scheduling and bus route operation via state of the art Operations Control Centre being established at the Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore.

Vehicle Tracking System (VTS)
VTS System allows tracking of the bus, and conveying real time bus information to the bus station, control center and for telemetry. The VTS System uses a Driver Console for the exchange of textual information between the driver and control center.

Passenger Information System (PIS)
Passenger Information System provides useful real-time data for bus operation such as estimated arrival time, accurate interval time between buses, and announcements. PIS utilizes the advanced vehicle location and communication technology. The Metrobus Information System provides real time bus information at stations and in the buses.

Surveillance System
Efficient Surveillance System is planned for the system, and cameras are being installed in the corridors and at stations for the security of the system. The overall system is designed to be controlled and monitored from the control center.

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A general view of completed elevated section of Green line:


A general view of on-ground track & station of Green line:
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View of stations at elevated portion:





People walking on the track are the workers, the pics were taken when the system was U/C

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8.5 km bridge - elevated portion:











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i detailed and complete documentary on Lahore MBS in English is provided here.
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Congratulations are in order! Certainly looks a good deal more organized than Delhi BRTS.
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This is a historical project for Pakistan because this is the first of its kind in Pakistan. I hope many more such projects will follow after this trendsetter project.
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Good overview.
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