BUS STOP

GUIDELINES
Mass Transit Planning

(1) BUS STOP GUIDELINES

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision:
Mowasalat`s communication strategy and plan derives from the
mission to be a «regional leader in the provision of integrated ground
transport services» and it is intended to provide an overarching frame
work for the promulgation of a good practice in internal and external
communications and reflects the copmany`s commitment to provide
its stakeholders with accurate and accessible information.
The following vision and value statement have been developed to
reflect an understanding of Mowasalat ambitions and objectives.
of Qatar at home and abroad by:

:‫رؤيتنـا‬
‫أن تصبــح مواصــات الجهــة المفضلــة لتقديــم حلــول وخدمــات المواصــات المتكاملــة‬
‫ف� منطقــة الـ شـرق أ‬
٢٠١٦ ‫الوســط وشــمال أفريقيــا بحلــول عــام‬
‫ي‬
Vision:
Mowasalat will be the perferred provider of integrated transport
solutions & services within the MENA region by 2016.

:‫رسالتنا‬
‫ئ‬
‫ز‬
‫تقديــم حلــول المواصــات بأســلوب يتمـ يـ� بفاعليــة التكلفــة والســامة والوعــي البي ـ ي‬
.‫بمــا يخــدم صالــح دولــة قطــر ويحقــق رضــاء العمــاء‬
Mission:
To provide transport solution in a cost effective, safe and
environmentally conscious way for the welfare of the State of Qatar
and the Satisfaction of our customers.

BUS STOP GUIDELINES (2)

(3) BUS STOP GUIDELINES

Bus Stop Design 4. Bus Stop Categorization 6.Content 1. Design Guide Overview 2. Engineering Work Submittals-NOC 8. Bus Stop Spacing 5. Transfer Signage BUS STOP GUIDELINES (4) (5) BUS STOP GUIDELINES .Kerb Bus Relationship 3. Queuing and Waiting Areas Level of Service 7.

consideration should be given to the use of higher Kerbs to reduce the step height. thereby improving access for all bus users including those with disabilities. built-in to prevent shifting • ‫‏‬has a smooth stop face preventing vehicle tires damages • ‫‏‬consist of prefabricated C45/35 concrete Curbstones in (colored) cement • ‫‏‬marks clearly the platform edge • ‫‏‬has a non-slip texture and tactile surface by means of blister. to guide bus driver approaching the kerb • ‫‏‬is stable.g. However. are C unlikely to require alteration. Kerb Bus Relationship I‫ ‏‬t is recommended that Curb heights of less than 125mm should be increased to a maximum of 140mm. BUS STOP GUIDELINES (6) ‫ ‏‬urb faces of between 125mm and 140mm high. where Kerbs are already being altered at bus stops e.  ‫ ‏‬us stops are classified into three categories: B • Low Demand • Medium Demand • High Demand ‫ ‏‬ll newly built bus stop platforms should be equipped with a special curbstones A which: • ‫‏‬has specially shaped cross-section as side guidance. Exhibit (001) (7) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . Design Guide Overview 2. ‫ ‏‬inds and numbers of stop components and facilities are selected and adapted taking K the numbers of passengers boarding and the bus frequency into account to ensure userfriendly services and comfortable conditions.1. • marks the bus stop zone as non-parking area to eliminate the problem of illegal parking. Kerbs that are raised to a 140mm height produce a lower ramp gradient and allow for resurfacing. to build a bus boarder.

2. and also used as disable friendly guide Exhibit (003) BUS STOP GUIDELINES (8) • Clearances Double deck bus is shown in above figure. 18 cm platform height should be standard. either from road level to bus underside and above the rooftop. Bus Stop Design Bus Stop Pole Details A Type Layout B Type Layout Exhibit (004) Exhibit (002) Bus Stop Pole Details Contd. to allow bus front and bus rear overhang to sweep over the platform when approaching the bus stop) It should be noted. that all roads which are used by buses now and in future must give enough vertical clearance. Thus special attention needs to be given to clearance at speed humps or speed cushions and underneath bridges Exhibit (005) (9) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . offset 450mm from the Kerb edge and 300mm in width can be used in the bus stop area. and can encourage pedestrians to stand away from the Kerb edge. Kerb Bus Relationship Kerb Design Details a) Bus Special Kerbs 18 cm kerb height where it is necessary for the bus front overhang/rear overhang to sweep over the kerb while approaching and departing from the stop (to ensure bus ground clearance) 3. This can aid drivers. as a reference point. b) Yellow Footway Guidance (Tactile) A yellow footway guidance line or edge marking. on their approach to the stops.

7 m Bus Stop Geometric Design Details Cont.3. b) Turning Radius Turning circle radius in mm Karwa Bus Model Exhibit (006) BUS STOP GUIDELINES (10) KLQ679810HK60001   H7 ≤9000 KLQ6898 11KKJ0005  H8 ≤9000 KLQ6958 11RH10001 H9 ≤10000 KLQ6756XQE3 12NX30003   School bus ≤8500 KLQ6115HQ 113820001  H90 ≤10000 KLQ6109  08SP80030  V90 ≤10200 KLQ6129GQ 11XP80001  B92 City bus ≤12500 KLQ6129GQC 12XGF0001   CNG City bus ≤12500 KLQ6140GQ 12XT50001  Try axle city bus ≤12500 KLQ6935GQE3 12GPN0001 9 mtrs city bus ≤10300 KLQ6129G 12XD80001  ≤12700 KLQ6116T 08US40050 S90 Labour bus ≤10500 KLQ6125Q 1153E0001  H92 ≤11300 KLQ6119GS 12MS70001  Double deck city bus ≤13700 Table (001) (11) BUS STOP GUIDELINES .2 Dimensions Bus Stop Geometric Design Details a) Bus Special Kerbs Bus Stop Length In Qatar LB is Considered 13.1 Bus Stop Design 3.

Note: Some streets have geometric design restriction and may not allow for the recommended spacing above. and • a canopy which provides sun protection and can be used with or without airconditioned • passenger shelter (even the one recently commissioned) • an opaque.  These fully fledged bus stops are equipped: • a platform with a length catering the large number of buses arriving and departing per hour • a canopy with air-conditioning spray units or alternatively a fully air-conditioned shelter as a free-standing solution to be decided in each particular case • advertising space.500 boarding passengers / day.4. The bus network for the relevant years determines the location for these bus stops. administration. glass-fiber fabric membrane as roofing. residential area 600 m 8 min Utilisation Table (002) P. which is allocated on the platform. spacing may be changed on special approval request basis.1 Bus Stop Pole Details Stop Spacing average walking time (at 75 m/min) City area.500 boarding passengers / day.500 boarding passengers / day • High demand bus stops 1. • upward lights.500 boarding passengers / day low demand bus stops one expects less than 200 passengers boarding per day. commercial activities. Bus Stop Spacing 4.S. The network indicates the location of these bus stops in the relevant years. Service. Conventional Activities 300 m 4 min urban areas with high density. educational sites 400 m 6 min urban areas with low density.  Medium demand bus stops are defined as bus stops serving between 200 and 1. Those bus stops will be equipped with at least an information pole. This is equivalent of about 15 passengers per peak hour. in around 50 cm distances from the Curbstone. dense residential areas. This does not require canopies and shelter at all. The platform design is according to prototypes presented before. Central Commercial. Bus Stop Categorization • Low demand bus stops < 200 boarding passengers / day • Medium demand bus stops 200 to 1. positioned rectangular to the Curbstone). BUS STOP GUIDELINES (12) (13) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . to reflect the sunlight • spray fans (as an open air air-condition unit). where the bus comes to a halt. In case of a 5 minutes service there will be only between one and two passengers waiting for buses. High demand bus stops are defined as serving more than 1. for indirect illumination at night • Seats with arm rests to prevent loitering.  These bus stops should be equipped with at least • a bus stop pole as an upright slab (shown below.

the safe locations is listed below.2 Pavement Marking • timetable displays. • upward lights. • an opaque.4. glass-fiber fabric membrane as roofing. for indirect illumination at night • Seats with arm rests to prevent loitering Exhibit (007) 4.3 Intersection Spacing Mowasalat recommends safe spacing  for Bus Stops after a right turn. depending on the traffic speeds. SPEED LIMIT (km/h) MINIMUM DISTANCE AFTER LEFT TURN (m) 50 23 65 31 80 38 Table (003) BUS STOP GUIDELINES (14) (15) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . to reflect the sunlight • spray fans (as an open air aircondition unit).

since the intersection can be used to decelerate • Buses can take advantage of gabs in traffic flow created at signalized intersections • Facilitates bus signal priority Operation. • Increases sight distance proplems for crossing pedestrains. interfering with both bus operations and all other traffic • May incease the number of rear-end crashes since drivers may not expect buses to stop again after stopping at a red light Near-Side • Minimizes interferences when traffic is heavy on the far side of the intersection • Allows passengers to access buses close to crosswalk • Intersection width available for bus to pull away from the curb • Eliminates potential for double stopping • Allows passengers to board and alight while bus stopped for red light • Allows driver to look for oncoming traffic. Only if Safety Buffer is allotted based on Traffic speed. Near Side: Priority Queue Jump permitted. Bus Stop Categorization 5. separation island for left turn does not block bus.5. including other buses with potential passengers • Increases conflicts with right-turning vehicles • May result in stopped buses obscured for side street vehicles stopped to the right of the bus.1 Bus Stop Categorization Far-Side • Minimizes conflicts between right turning vehicles and buses • Provides additional right -turn capacity by making curb lane available for traffic • Minimizes sight distance problems on intersection approaches • May encourage pedestrians to cross behind the bus. depending on distance from intersection • Creates shorter deceleration distances for buses. may reduce effectiveness or require a special queuejump signal if the stop is located in the parking lane or a right-turn lane Mid-Block • Minimizes sight distance problems for vehicles and pedestrains • May result in passenger waiting areas experiencing less pedestain congestion. as buses can pass through intersection before stopping • Could result in traffic queued into intersection when a bus stops in the travel lane • May obscure sight distance for crossing vehicles • May increase sight distance proplems for crossing pedestrains • Can cause a bus to stop far side after stopping for a red light. • Complicates bus signal priority operation. Exhibit (008) BUS STOP GUIDELINES (16) (17) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . • Requires assitional distance for no parking restrictions • Encourages passengers to cross street mid-block (jaywalking) • Increases walking distance for passengers crossing at intersections Bus Stop Effectiveness Table (004) Mowasalat Recommends Use of Mid Block: Far Side: Only if pedestrian crossing is available.

2 Pedestrian Crossing Recommendation 5.5.3 Bus Stop Design Concurrent Bus Allowance Number of Buses Per Hours Exhibit (009) BUS STOP GUIDELINES (18) Exhibit (010) (19) BUS STOP GUIDELINES .

00 60.00 25.79 1 4 20.50 43.79 1 Standard Bus 1.50 39.00 22.5 Bus Stop Design Recommendation Min Bus Length Only Max 1 Bus 2Buses 3 Buses 1 Bus 2Buses 3 Buses LB 2LB 3LB L Stop L Stop L Stop L Stop L Stop L Stop 4 9.71 0.50 1.00 40.50 33.5.00 1 4 13.10 16.50 43.00 67.70 27.20 30.40 41.82 Table (006) Layby Lbay in Meters Single Bus Not Recommended Double Bus 56 Triple Bus 84 Table (007) Exhibit (011) BUS STOP GUIDELINES (20) (21) BUS STOP GUIDELINES .90 45.60 16.50 64.00 25.50 12.50 49.60 1.71 Articulated Bus Bus Train Table (005) Layby Lbay in Meters Single Bus 54.00 26.5 Double Bus 74.00 15.50 22.00 51.79 Double Decker 1.50 78.50 15.50 25.50 70.20 33.7 Single Bus Art.00 39.00 28. 63.9 Triple Bus 90.71 0.90 51.79 1 4 22.71 0.50 19.00 Bus Type Ld1 Ld2 Ld3 Min Ld3 Max Midi Bus 1.50 29.50 72.50 45.50 0.00 48.79 1 4 13.50 46.50 32.00 22.00 12.4 Bus Stop Design 5.71 0.

version etc. Mowasalat recommends LOS A for all Stations & Stops.. drawing number. BUS STOP GUIDELINES (22) 6. personal comfort. A • Map Key & Legend. C • Location of Site in reference to major Roads &Highways. Queuing and Waiting Areas Level of Service Exhibit (012) 7.1 Work Inquiries Inquiries on adjacent Site Utilities & Services must include: • Drawing Title that includes date. LOS is presented in terms of average area per person and average interpersonal space (distance between people).E (23) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . approval. and degrees of internal mobility. D • Site parameter with points referring to parameter corners • Table of points f concern stating coordinates . B • Location of Site in reference to Qatar Map. Engineering Work Submittals-NOC Exhibit (015) Exhibit (013) Exhibit (016) Exhibit (014) Levels of service (LOS) for passenger queuing and waiting areas are shown in Exhibit (012) The thresholds were developed based on average pedestrian space.6.

2 Engineering Work Submittals-NOC Exhibit (017) Exhibit (019) Work Submittal . approval.. Numbered • Table of Points of concerns and Stop Numbers and associated coordinates in table BUS STOP GUIDELINES (24) Work Submittal .CAD Format Street Layer.A Bus Stop Location Proposal/Existing Submittal: Exhibit (018) Exhibit (020) 6.1 Engineering Work Submittals-NOC 7.B Complete Street Design with Layby. • Design. and stations that will be submitted to Ashghal. drawing number.Street Naming Layer (25) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . C • Location of Site in reference to major Roads &Highways. A • Map Key & Legend B • Doha Street Map in the Drawing Background. D • Proposed Routes and Stops in Red.7. Numbered • Existing Routes and Stops in Green Numbered • Proposed to Eliminate or replace Routes and Stops in Blue.2 Work Submittal Bus Stop Location Proposal/Existing Submittal: • Drawing Title that includes date. stops. version etc.

7. Numbered • Table of Points of concerns and Stop Numbers and associated coordinates in table.. Numbered • Existing Routes and Stops in Green Numbered • Proposed to Eliminate or replace Routes and Stops in Blue. D • Proposed Routes and Stops in Red. drawing number. version etc.3 Engineering Work Submittals-NOC Footing Coordinates Exhibit (021) Bus Stop Location Proposal/Existing Submittal: • Drawing Title that includes date. approval. A • Map Key & Legend B • Doha Street Map in the Drawing Background. • Provide what side of the road the bus stop is on BUS STOP GUIDELINES (26) (27) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . C • Location of Site in reference to major Roads &Highways.

8.com 10 cm Red Line Blue Line 16 cm Green Line 23 cm Exhibit (023) 37 cm (29) BUS STOP GUIDELINES .32 cm Transfer Signage dimensions Fig.1 5 cm 61 cm 61 cm Bus route map / 2014 Fare charges: 29 cm SMS Inquiry Instructions Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 - 290 cm 288 cm 15 cm 6 cm 10 cm Customer Service No. 4458 8888 or 4458 8717 54 cm 2 cm English: Myriad Pro Bold 41 cm 33 20 21 20 41 www.mowasalat. 36 cm 37 cm 7 cm  5 cm BUS STOP NAME 5 cm 10 cm 22 cm Transfer Signage dimensions Fig.com 100 cm 65 cm 33 cm 3 cm 121 cm 3 cm 58 cm 37 cm Font type: 60 cm General Directions Exhibit (022) Font type: English: Myriad Pro Bold Arabic: AXtAdvertising Font: on 3m Reflective material Background Color: Pantone 7473 C BUS STOP GUIDELINES (28) 3 cm 3 cm Font: on 3m Reflective material 16 cm 2. 7. 7 10.mowasalat.6 cm Background Color: Pantone 7473 C 33 cm 100 cm 23 cm Customer Service No.16 cm (4 inch) 10.16 cm (4 inch) 31 cm 10. Signage 8.16 cm (4 inch) 65 cm 45 cm 27 cm 18 cm 40 cm 10 cm 7 cm 52 cm 28 cm 33 20 21 90 cm 24 cm 28 cm 5 cm 10 cm 5 cm The Transfer Signage will be used to inform passengers on which routes the current bus is travelling.1 Transfer Signage 85. 4458 8888 or 4458 8717 www.

2 cm Fig.2 cm Fig.9 cm x 76. The Bus Depot signage comes in three sizes.2 Bus Depot Signage Font type: English: Myriad Pro Bold Arabic: AXtAdvertising 8.121.2 Bus Depot Signage .152.3 Background Color: Pantone 7473 C 122 cm 152 cm 15 cm 26 cm 127 cm 32 cm 15 cm 10 cm 12 cm 17 cm 76 cm 14 cm 76 cm 14.4 cm x 76.8.3 Bus Depot Signage The Bus Depot signage will be used to inform passengers that they are entering Bus Depot area. 7.4 cm 18 cm 129 cm BUS STOP GUIDELINES (30) 103 cm (31) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . 7. Font: on 3m Reflective material Background Color: Pantone 7473 C Font type: English: Myriad Pro Bold Arabic: AXtAdvertising Font: on 3m Reflective material Bus Depot Signage .

4 Background Color: Pantone 7473 C 46 cm 39 cm 14 cm 5 cm 31 cm 7 cm 5 cm 39 cm BUS STOP GUIDELINES (32) (33) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . 7.5 cm Fig.8.4 Bus Depot Signage Font type: English: Myriad Pro Bold Arabic: AXtAdvertising Font: on 3m Reflective material Bus Depot Signage .45.7 cm x 30.

The Bus Station signage comes in three sizes. 7.6 Bus Station Signage Font type: English: Myriad Pro Bold Arabic: AXtAdvertising Font: on 3m Reflective material Background Color: Pantone 7473 C Font type: The Bus Station signage will be used to inform passengers that they are in a Bus Station Area area.48 cm x 30 cm Fig.60 cm x 30 cm Fig.8. 7.6 Background Color: Pantone 7473 C 122 cm 152 cm 90 cm 113 cm 23 cm 16 cm 35 cm 13 cm 18 cm 76 cm 15 cm 28 cm 11 cm 20 cm 76 cm 12 cm 15 cm 13cm 129 cm 104 cm BUS STOP GUIDELINES (34) (35) BUS STOP GUIDELINES . Bus Station Signage .5 English: Myriad Pro Bold Arabic: AXtAdvertising Font: on 3m Reflective material Bus Station Signage .5 Bus Station Signage 8.

7 Background Color: Pantone 7473 C 45 cm 34 cm 6 cm 10 cm 4 cm 8 cm 30 cm 5 cm 4 cm 37 cm BUS STOP GUIDELINES (36) (37) BUS STOP GUIDELINES .7 cm x 30.5 cm Fig. 7.45.8.7 Bus Station Signage Font type: English: Myriad Pro Bold Arabic: AXtAdvertising Font: on 3m Reflective material Bus Station Signage .

5 cm x 18. State of Qatar| 7 cm 12 cm DL: +974 44588561 | Mob: +974 55603981| Fax: +974 44588565| 7cm 37 cm BUS STOP GUIDELINES (38) information 12 cm Email: mourabi@mowasalat.com (39) BUS STOP GUIDELINES .5 cm x 13.2 cm 7 cm 6 cm SMS 12cm 5cm For further details or advice on the design of accessible bus stops.com | Web: mowasalat.8 Arabic: AXtAdvertising Bold Font: on 3m Reflective material Background Color: Pantone 7473 C Background Color: M 100 y 100 Bus Station Signages-102. Industrial Area. Eng. | Planning Manager | Mowasalat 18 cm 34 cm P.O. Bashar Ourabi.8. 7.4 cm Fig.Box: 1186 | Street 37.2 cm Fig. | Doha. 7.8 Bus Shelter Signage * Information Notes: Font type: English: Myriad Pro Bold Bus Station Signage (numbers)-102. contact: 74 cm Mhd.8 This sign needs to be a sticker to be install on Shelter glass panel 102 cm 92 cm 13 cm 6 9 9 cm 18 cm 7 cm 11 14 19 20 119 55 cm 747 9 cm 5 cm 7 cm 13 cm 6 cm 7 cm 62 cm 6 cm 7 cm 5 cm 63 cm 18.

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