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AHMEDABAD BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (ART)
WORKING PAPER -4 BUS STATION DESIGN
Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA)
Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology University, Ahmedabad
AHMEDABAD bus RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (ART)
“Buses, More Buses, Better Buses”
The present initiative of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB),Government of Gujarat, in collaboration with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), to develop BRTS is in recognition of the fact that no single mode will completely serve the accessibility and mobility needs of the city, and the bus system, both in its basic form (regular bus) and rapid form (Bus Rapid Transit System), makes it a critical and major component in an integrated transit system of any mega city.
The Bus Rapid Transit Project for Ahmedabad city has been guided by the steering committee chaired by Shri. K. Kailashnathan, (I.A.S), Secretary, Urban Development and Urban Housing Department, Government of Gujarat. Mr. K. Kailashnathan Chairman, Steering Committee Chairman, Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) Mr. Anil Mukim Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Mr. P.J Pujari Secretary, Economic Affairs, Finance Department Mr. Jayant Parimal CEO, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) Mr. K. Srinivas Managing Director, Gujarat Urban Development Company (GUDC)
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART)
BRTS consists of several components designed to function together so as to generate superior services, which are comparable with other mass rapid transit system including metro rail system. Some or all of these elements are integrated to form BRTS, which will ensure fast, reliable, secure, high capacity service, which also has a distinct identity. Elements of BRT
CHARACTERISTICS RUNNING WAY Travel Time Savings System Performance Identity Safety Reliability and and Image Security Capacity
Running Way Segregation Running Way Marking Running Way Guidance
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Station Type Platform Height Platform Layout Passing Capability Station Access
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Vehicular Configurations Aesthetic Enhancement Passenger Circulation Enhancement Propulsion Systems
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Fare Collection Process Fare Transaction Media Fare Structure
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
Vehicle Prioritization Driver Assist & Automation Technology Operations Management Passenger Information Safety and Security Technology Support Technologies
SERVICE & OPERATING PLANS
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Route Lengths Route Structure Span of Service Frequency of Service Station Spacing
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The system being planned in Ahmedabad will have most of these components. While planning for the system, several issues have to be addressed. These may be with regard to the advantages of inclusion of a component, the way to include the component in terms of its type, magnitude or quality etc., It is necessary that these issues are addressed both at the general principal level as well as at the specific design level for Ahmedabad. As the BRTS concept for Ahmedabad is being developed, for better decisions a wider debate within the planning and design team as well as with the professional circle is necessary. Wider information dissemination is also required. To facilitate this, a series of working papers have been planned.
Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA
. H. The team welcomes suggestions on the bus station design. New Delhi our partners in planning and design of the project. Shreya Gadepalli and their colleagues. Ms. Walter Hook. Prof. We express our gratitude to Mr.M. ITDP New York is providing technical support to CEPT in preparation of BRTS project. Shivanand Swamy Team Leader GIDB Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University 2 .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops We would like to thank Lea Associates South Asia Ltd.
....................Bus Station Design Alternatives:.........1: Decision Areas and Recommendations List of Maps Map 1: Showing Existing AMTS Bus Stop Location Map 2: Showing Proposed BRT Stops List of Figures Fig1 Fig2 Fig3 Fig4 Fig5 Fig6 Fig7 Fig8 Fig9 Fig10 Fig11 Fig12 Fig13 Fig14 Fig15 Fig16 Fig17 Fig18 Fig19 Showing relation between stop spacing and time Layout of Bus Stop location for a 30 M RoW road Showing access to bus stops through Pedestrian Underpass Showing use of existing bus stops Shows the curbside bus stop configuration on a street section...2..........................2..... 12 2.................1................................................1.....................................Bus Station Type:......................................1................... 5 2..................................................................1............2.............4.......................5.................1...........................1........................Fare Collection.................................... 12 2.Location of Bus Stops: ..................................... 22 4............7................................................................................................................................................ 2.................................Access to Bus stops:............ 15 3........Aesthetic Design.3 2........................... 2 Characteristics defining a Bus Stop...................Conceptual Design of the Station:................................................1...........................................................................................30 List of Tables Table 2.................. Shows the median side bus stop configuration on a street section.. 15 3.........3..................................................................................14 3..............................Contents 1...................................................................6.......................................2 1......4..........................1.............Capacity of Bus Stops: .................................................1: Comparative Analysis for Bus Stop Locations Table 5..................... 3 2........1..................................................................................................... 14 3...................1.........................................................3...........................1.................................................................................................... 12 3.......................... Layout showing positioning of bus stops Shows the bus stop layout in a street section with at grade crossing Boarding and Alighting platform type for BRT Stations Layout of Conceptual Design of the BRT Station Conceptual Section and Elevation of the BRT Station Conceptual Design Option1 for the BRT Station Conceptual Design Option 2 for the BRT Station Conceptual layout showing passenger movement Sample Signage Details Images of the Tube BRT Stations in Curitiba Images of the Tube BRT Stations in Curitiba Images of the Transmilenio BRT Stations in Bogotá Images of the Leon BRT Stations in Mexico ................................................................ 7 2..........................................................1......27 Summary ....... Introduction:...............Provision of Bays .................................Safety and Security...........Design Issues: .. 16 3.........1....................2.............5........Passenger Amenities ....................................... 17 3..............................................................Placement: Curbside Vs Median Side.......... Design of a BRT Station:............................Size and Layout of Bus Station: ...Bus Stop Spacing: ....... 9 2...................................................Climatic Protection ............................................1.................. 5.................................... 15 3..Barrier Free Design.......... 14 3............ 16 3..... 16 3......1....Mid Block/Near Side/Far Side Locations of Bus Stops: ................................................ Case Studies: ...................BRT Platform Characteristics..............................6. 3 2......................................................................6.............
guidelines for design of the shelters and its accessibility for the pedestrians. fast and effective transfer of the passengers. retail and commercial development. This paper discusses the requirements and factors related to and those governing the locations/ spacing and design of the simple bus stops and interchanges stations. The main terminals would also be serving as depots for parking and maintenance (workshops).These stops are located at mid block. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 2 . 1. supporting a strong identity for the system thereby enhancing the surrounding urban context. comfortable. Aspects related to necessary infrastructure. Introduction: 1. circulation within the bus shelter have also been discussed. The objective of developing these stations is for smooth. Interchange Stations – These stops are the contact points for the feeder buses and buses running along the main corridor. Simple Stops. Interchange Stations and Main Line Stations or Terminals. or at intersections at spacing of 500 m catering to boarding and alighting passengers along the corridor. All the stations would be provided with route maps and route information to facilitate the use of the system. These terminals would be provided with parking and other necessary infrastructure facilities. Further it discusses the criteria for locating bus stops. These Terminals act as transfer points for the main trunk buses. Bus Station Type: Bus Stations are of three types. The passengers will purchase the tickets and enter the system.1. stations and terminals form the interface between the passengers with the Bus Rapid Transit System. Finally the paper concludes by providing various possible options along with recommendations for implementation. This paper sets the primary considerations in the planning and design of simple BRT stations. feeder buses and the existing fleet of public transport buses. Simple Stops . Hence it is essential for these facilities to be convenient. The land use development of these terminals may also include a range of services such as offices. Main Line Stations/Terminals – These stations are located at the beginning and end points of the trunk routes. safe and easily accessible for all age groups of people.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Draft Working paper on Bus Stop Design and Location Abstract Bus stops.
one-way) and widths of intersection streets Types of traffic signal controls (signal. or mid-block. The factors governing bus stop location decisions are dependant on safety and operating elements. If the stop was on the near side.e. Characteristics defining a Bus Stop 2. It also clears the bus through the intersection with minimal delay. Mid-block stops are not commonly used. Location of Bus Stops: A key element in improving bus transit efficiency is stop location. The safety elements consist of the following criteria: • • • • • • • Passenger protection from passing traffic Access for people with disabilities All-weather surface to step from/to the bus Proximity to pedestrian crossings Proximity to major trip generators Convenient passenger transfers to the existing AMTS routes with nearby stops Street lighting Operating elements consist of: • Adequate curb space for the number of buses expected at the stop at one time • • • • • • Bus routing patterns Directions (i. Consequently. which is essentially the goal of BRT.. allowing for effective use of these measures.1. Stop locations can be with respect to a signal: nearside.1.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 2. or yield) Volumes and turning movements of other traffic Width of pedestrian pavements Pedestrian activity through intersections Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 3 . queue jumpers would be not be used.1. stop. and the bus would have to merge with queue traffic on the curbside lane for the stop. the bus would be delayed by at least one signal cycle. 2. far side. however their location has no advantage and disadvantage in terms of signal priority and queue jumpers. Mid Block/Near Side/Far Side Locations of Bus Stops: An important criterion for the development of an efficient BRT system is the location of the Bus Stop with respect to the proximity to major trip generators. Effective stop location helps to minimize travel time of passengers. BRT systems with active signal priority and queue jumpers should place stops at the far side.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Table 2.1.1-1: Comparative Analysis for Bus Stop Locations Type of Location Far Side – Bus stop location just after an intersection Advantages • Minimizes sight distance problem on approach to intersections • Provides additional right turn capacity facilitates bus signal priority operation as buses can pass through the intersection before stopping • Pedestrian crossing is behind the bus • Dwell time at signalized intersections would be used for boarding and alighting of passengers • Eliminates the possibility of stopping twice at intersections Disadvantages • Signal priority provision for buses would be ineffective as stoppage time at intersections would increase • Intersections may be affected by queuing buses during peak hours Bus Stop Bus Way Bus Way Bus Stop Bus Stop Near Side – Bus stop location just before an intersection Bus Way Bus Stop • • Bus Way Sight distance problems on approaching an intersection is greater Bus has to wait in the bus bay till the signal turns green resulting in delays for the subsequent buses approaching the stop Mid Block – Bus stop location in between two intersections Bus Stop • • Bus Way Bus Stop Bus Way Minimizes sight distance problems for vehicles and pedestrians Less Pedestrian congestion in passenger waiting areas at Intersections • Increases walking distance from intersections for the passengers Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 4 .
Level of Service Figure1: showing relation between stop spacing and time Corridor 1: optimum average transit stop distance 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 200 average time .meters Source: ITDP 1 Recommendation from ITDP Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University GIDB 5 .2.Road Geometrics .Locations of large traffic generators . This may lead to longer walking time for transferring passengers depending upon the number of passengers transferring between bus lines at any given intersection1. Bus Stop Spacing: Bus Stop Spacing depends on the following factors: .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Locating bus stops 200 m from the intersections would allow the system more options for expansion if demand grows faster than expected. 2. However this would depend upon factors such as existing junction spacing.minutes traveling walking sub total 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 distance .Density of Passenger demands .
The existing AMTS system has different routes plying along parts of the corridor. It is recommended to locate as many stations as possible close to intersections. Of Terminus Stations No. A list of all the existing AMTS stops is provided in Annexure. The existing spacing between the stops varies from a minimum of 300m to a maximum of 1700 M. In all there are 115 existing stops along the proposed corridor. The recommendations for stop type and location for BRT system is as given below: No. Of Interchange Stations 79 03 04 23 : Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 6 . 30000 Merge of Cycle Traffic with Others due to constraints in RoW Cycle Track 2500 2000 6500 Pedestrian Path Channeliser Pedestrian Zebra Crossing 7000 2500 BUS STOP 30000 BUS WAY BUS WAY 6000 BUS STOP Figure 2: Layout of Bus Stop location for a 30 M RoW road This results in lesser idle time. thus increasing system speed.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The standard spacing between bus stops is 500 meters (ranging from 300 m to 1000 m). Of Stations at intersections No. majority of the bus stops would be located at intersections. The numbers of stops have been rationalized to 82 based on existing land use typology and demand at each location. Of Stations at Mid Blocks No. 3 would be located at mid block while the rest (79) would be located at intersections. Along the link connection. Also there is the added advantage of targeting passengers arriving at intersections from non-BRT routes. Of the 82 stops. The proposed trunk corridor for the Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit System has 61 bus stops while there are 21 stops along the link connection to Maninagar and Kalupur Railway stations.
via Airport & Ruby Rushi is sparsely populated. bus stands are further away.5 M. Bus stops located at intersections can be accessed through at grade zebra crossing. Bus stands on these stretches are located at more distance from each other. 3 Flyovers.5 M. inaccessibility or identification of better locations in the vicinity. It can be controlled with the provision of at grade (zebra crossings) or grade separated crossings (under pass/foot over bridge). thereby merging the cycle traffic with the rest of the traffic on approach to the junction. due to heavy traffic. the width of the bus stops can be reduced to 1. The stretch from Naroda to Village Bhat. Alternatively. 1 underpass & 2 River Bridges are situated along the corridor. and has more potential to capture passengers. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 7 .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The average distance between 2 consecutive stations varies between 500 to 700 metres. Access to Bus stops: Pedestrian access to bus stops depends upon the location. low height handrails. via Sarangpur. as the area is densely populated. The figure 2 shows a layout of a junction with the approach roads having a RoW of 30 M. This will also enable passenger traffic interchange. Grade separated crossings are necessary along roads with RoW varying in between 40 M & 60 M and having a very high traffic volume. Due considerations need to be given for access for the physically challenged by providing ramps. The Width of bus stops can be maintained 2. 2. Average distance between consecutive stops along the corridor from Soni Ni Chali to Maninagar.3. • The stretch near the University being open land. This will aid in keeping the integrity with the proposed feeder and existing public transport systems. Most BRT stations are located within 50 metres of AMTS stands at the same location. Stands have been relocated at certain places. No bus stands are provided on them. This difference is due to the following reasons: • • In existing situation. ST Terminus & Kankaria is lower than the gross average. where it is not feasible to place them at the location.
5 M above the ground. The major drawbacks for this particular design are steeper access ramps to the stops and lack of natural lighting and ventilation. The design is also cost effective. This enables easier access to the subways for pedestrians. Figure B discusses an alternative option of raising the carriage way by a height of 2. This enables easier access to stops for all user groups. The bus way would thereby remain at the existing road level. Existing utilities such as drainage lines/storm water lines will not thereby be affected. Disadvantages of such a provision are lack of natural lighting and ventilation. Pedestrians would thereby have to climb down through a height of 3. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 8 .5M.0 M.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure3: showing access to bus stops through Pedestrian Underpass Access to the stations through pedestrian underpasses CARRIAGE WAY MEDIAN BUS LANES 2500 7000 2500 2500 3500 CARRIAGE WAY 7000 TRUCK PARKING A 7000 3000 2350 8300 3000 2350 7000 2350 B Figure A indicates a provision of the pedestrian underpass through the cross section of the road. below the road section to facilitate crossing for the pedestrians. The carriage way and bus ways have been raised by a height of 2. full length pedestrian underpasses could be provided. adequate natural ventilation and lighting resulting in a more secure system. Alternatively.
Hence the passengers spill over on to the road. Hence curbside locations have to be segregated from the pedestrian pathway and access restricted to either unidirectional or bi-directional with the provision of a railing. lack of security and safety for pedestrians. The size of the shelter is not large enough to hold the number of passengers waiting at the stop. Apart from underpasses. A brief discussion on Curbside and Median Side location stating the advantages and disadvantages of each have been detailed out below. The distance between the stop and the bus is sufficient to incorporate a passing lane. Placement: Curbside Vs Median Side The location of the bus stop in a street section can be further classified as curb side and median side.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops shifting of existing utility lines. It is by and large observed that the utilization if the stop is negligible. the locations of the existing AMTS bus stops are at the curbside. Also. Artificial lighting and forced ventilation would also add on to the cost of construction. It is by and large observed that use of foot over bridges is almost nil in comparison to at grade crossing and underpasses. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 9 . The pictures below illustrate the existing bus stops. their utility. foot over bridges could also be built to facilitate pedestrian crossing. 2. Figure4: showing use of existing bus stops The existing bus stops of the Ahmedabad Municipal Transport System are located on the curb side. vendors and haphazard parking. accesses to a majority of the bus stops have been obstructed by large trees.4. Presently in the context of Ahmedabad.
Free transfers in a pre payment system at all stops are easier as it avoids crossing the bus lane. one central bus stop caters to the passengers boarding and alighting directions. Figure 6: shows the median side bus stop configuration on a street section. The staggering of the stops also enables overtaking at bus stops. The technical specifications of the buses are to be changed by providing doors on both sides of the bus.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Curbside Location of Bus Stops The bus platforms serve as continuous median and serve as pedestrian crossing refuge islands. Figure 5: shows the curbside bus stop configuration on a street section. This configuration also enables 2500 7000 2500 straight flow without bulging for the bus lanes and mixed lane traffic. Overtaking at bus stops by provision of skipped stop service would not be possible with the median bus stop configuration. Hence the same bus could be used for on and off the main exclusive corridor. from the bus in both 3500 5000 3500 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 10 . The technical specifications for design of the bus would be the same as per existing. Variations in road cross sections due to provision of a ‘bulb’ in the central median to accommodate the bus stop does not enable smooth flow for the mixed traffic. Median Side Location of Bus Stops In this case.
Median Side Median Lane BRT Station Location Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 11 .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure 7: Layout showing positioning of bus stops a.Median Lane BRT Station BUS STOP BUS STOP b. Curb Side . Curb side b. Median/central BUS STOP BUS STOP a.
The bus shelters on either side of the bus lanes have been placed in a staggered fashion.Intermediate Volume (< 1000 per hr) 2. 50 M c/c to enable overtaking at the bus stops while running the different types of services such as all stop and express stop.e. In principle a minimum of two loading positions should be provided per platform. a pedestrian phase signal to be provided to enable safe crossing of the urban dwellers guided through zebra crossings. up to 6000 passengers per hour may board or alight at a busy bus stop2. Provision of Bays The number of bays to be provided at a bus stop depends upon factors such as volume of passenger traffic.0 m footpath between BRT lane and mixed traffic lane. The two bays. dwell time for a bus at the stop.6 M wide walkway (pedestrian crossing). The size of a single bus shelter with two bus bays is 28. which can generally be negotiated safely.5. Access to the bus stops has been provided through at grade pedestrian zebra crossing. Transport Research Laboratory Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University GIDB 12 .High Volume – located in local centers (1000 to 2500 per hr) .6.5 M wide pedestrian strip.6 M by 2. .Very High Volume – located at city centers (= 2500 per hr) . The bus stop near intersections shall be accessed using zebra crossings provided at intersection and the 2. each measuring 12 M in length has been divided by a 4.1. a pedestrian subway will be provided to facilitate unrestricted crossing of BRT system users and other urban dwellers. 2. the bus stops are categorized into three namely. Capacity of Bus Stops: In developing cities. Size and Layout of Bus Station: Various Layouts for the bus stops as existing in many places around the world have been experimented with for the Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit Proposal. 2 Design Guidelines for Bus way Transit.6. length of buses and frequency of buses approaching the stop. The Bus Stop layout has been designed so as to accommodate two bus bays at the curb side. i. with access to it from the 2. provision for two buses to dock at the same time. Based on the boarding and lighting surveys. At mid-block bus stops. The conceptual layout proposed for the Ahmedabad system has been detailed out below.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 2. Adequate provision in design should be made to ensure safe and convenient movements of passengers to/from BRT bus stops. The maximum number of mixed traffic lanes the pedestrians would need to cross is only two at a time. At high-volume bus stops. Alternatively a pedestrian subway could also be provided in between the two staggered stops.5 M. Overseas Road Note 12.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 38000 10000 CARRIAGE WAY PARKING STRIP/LANDSCAPED STRIP PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SUBWAY 12000 BUS SHELTER 4600 12000 BUS SHELTER 2500 PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY 2500 BUS SHELTER BUS SHELTER PEDESTRIAN CARRIAGE WAY Figure 8: shows the bus stop layout in a street section with at grade crossing Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 13 BUS LANE PATHWAY 7000 50000 PEDESTRIAN BUS LANE .
1. 3. route details and graphics. Shelter The BRT shelter is to be provided at every stop/station. prefabricated and modular.1. trash receptacles. seating and lighting as against the existing stereotype bus passenger facilities existing in various parts of the city.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. IT Display could be optionally placed at station entries and on platforms indicating the system wide schedule and delay at each platform. The Shelter roofs should be such that rain water is directed away for the vehicle side. c. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 14 . The material for constructions should be readily available in the market. The shelter should be of high quality.1. 3. neighborhood maps placed at prominent locations. vending stalls for newspaper and public telephones. Other Amenities and Facilities Other conveniences for the passengers that form a requirement at the stops are ticket vending counters. easily maintained and durable. Signage and graphics should readily distinguish the BRTS stations from the regular stops. The BRT shelter should portray a high quality design giving due attention to support infrastructure for passenger amenities such as shelters. cohesive visual identity for a quality and safe transit service. One of the most important roles of the BRT facilities design such as a shelter is to support an appealing. Passenger Information All the stops should be provided with a standard form for presenting passengers information such as signage’s. Street Furniture All the stops and stations should be accommodated with seating for at least 15 waiting passengers. Design of a BRT Station: Integration of a BRT system in an urban setting presents within itself a challenge and an opportunity to improve and enrich the existing streetscapes. They are to extend along the full length of the platform serving as a weather protection to the passengers. bicycle racks. Specifically they comprise of bold identification signage. Passenger Amenities a. d. The stops should also facilitate advertising at specific locations that does not conflict with the other directional and information signage. transit route maps. b. These are to be placed at locations having least interference with boarding and alighting passengers. Other necessities include rails for leaning. Design Issues: This section examines the key issues and the components to be integrated while designing a BRT stop.
Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 15 . Level Boarding is attained through precision docking system at stations having a high platform. High platform stations (as located in Curitiba.3.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. platform width and height and vehicle interface issues. Barrier Free Design The BRT stations should be made accessible to by the physically challenged. Visibility is also an important criterion to security. The internal layout of the shelter should be barrier free to facilitate easy circulation. Security equipment such as closed circuit television for monitoring may be used while upgrading the BRT shelters over a longer period of time. Platform Dimensions – The Length of the platform depends upon the length of the vehicle and the number of bays required which is in turn dependant upon design bus volumes and service times at any given time. 3. Adequate illumination. Planning the platform for BRT station revolves around design guidelines. BRT Platform Characteristics The BRT system presents with itself a unique array of options and requirements for the platform design.1. especially at nights is necessary. Width of the platform varies from 2. Security is essential as the BRT stops would be open for extended hours and likely to be unattended. Bogotá and Quito) are more expensive and occupy more space due to provision of access ramps.5 M to 5 M. Access – Access to the high platforms from the pedestrian path needs to be provided through ramps. Access via ramps need to be provided for stops having high platforms. Passengers should be able to see the surrounding locations and be seen from the locations outside the station. The Platforms could be provided either at a low height or at a higher level. low height platforms giving a height of 0. berth configurations. b. The passengers should be able to clear the station before the arrival of the subsequent bus.1. Safety and Security Safety and security is essential for the safe operation and public acceptance of the transit system. 3. The Platform/vehicle interface has a strong influence on the boarding and alighting speeds. a.4. Due to the influx and availability of low floor buses and low cost for construction.2.1. Provision of Bays – Linear and parallel bays are generally preferred for online bus stops.35 M have been more accepted worldwide.
Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 16 . although preferable due to high concentration of RSPM in the city. The station can be divided into paid areas and free areas. 3. open designs for stations are not preferable.6. Aesthetic Design Aesthetics and passenger friendliness in addition to a modern appearance together formulate the essential architectural considerations. 3. although provisions could be made for incorporating it while upgrading the system. Jakarta and Bogotá. Fare Collection Fare Collection also forms an important influence on the design of the passenger facilities within the BRT station.1.1. Completely enclosed stops. Over use of advertising displays resulting in a visual clutter needs to be curtailed at bus stops. Climatic Protection Protection from weather is a major consideration in the BRT stations. Off board fare collection policy reduces the dwell time at bus stations and enables rapid boarding and lighting. Bogotá is one such example of a controlled access station. The design should symbolize an image representing speed in hand with modernity.5.7. Passive solar design and natural cooling techniques could be sought after solutions to overcome climatic extremes. This however escalates the cost involved in the maintenance of the station. being a city having hot and humid conditions almost through the year. Entry into the paid area of the station can be controlled by introduction of turnstiles or other control devices. Since Ahmedabad does not have the high level of passenger traffic that exists in cities like Curitiba. Locations for concentrated advertising displays need to be specified within and on the external facade of the stop. it is not necessary to provide costly infrastructure as ticket vending machines.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure 9: Boarding and Alighting platform type for BRT Stations 3. Ahmedabad. would require the provision of air conditioning and ventilator fans.1.
The activities have been uniformly distributed thereby enabling comfortable movement for passengers. each 12 M long are separated by a 5 M long central utility space and information display. an aisle has been provided for queuing.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. route maps. An extension of 0. The Information display boards on the inside and the advertisement hoardings on the outside would be back lit.9 M has been provided at the platform level. The Layout and cross section of the station is as shown in the figure below. In addition. Conceptual Design of the Station: A conceptual design showing the distribution of activities and movement of the passengers within the station has been described below. The two bus bays.2. Seating provision for at least fifteen passengers has been provided in each bay. Provision for a ticket vending machine and a turnstile entry has also been placed at the entry into the station. Entry into the bus station has been defined from the side which is in alignment with the pedestrian crossings. This provision can be substituted with the flip down ramps attached to the bus as it avoids customer hesitancies resulting in slower alighting and boarding. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 17 . The central core of the station has been demarcated for providing passengers with facilities such as information. in conjunction with the doors positions of the bus to enable rapid boarding and alighting. newspaper and telephone.75 M by 0. to encourage streamlined flow of passengers into the bus.
Aisle for queuing for boarding into the bus Raised platform with entry defined by provision of an access ramp. back lit advertisement hoardings and information display. dustbins.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops SEATING SPACE MOVEMENT AISLE SEATING SPACE DUSTBIN VENDING KIOSK PHONE BOOTH SEATING SPACE DUSTBIN SEATING SPACE UP ENTRY TICKETING MACHINE MOVEMENT AISLE INFORMATION PANELS . Utility area with vending kiosk. telephone booth. Movement pattern for boarding passengers Movement pattern for alighting passengers Figure 10: Layout of Conceptual Design of the BRT Station Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 18 DRIVER PARTITION 730 GANGWAY DRIVER PARTITION DRIVER PARTITION 730 GANGWAY 730 GANGWAY BUS WAY . BOARDING PLATFORM ALIGHTING PLATFORM EXIT BOARDING PLATFORM ALIGHTING PLATFORM ADVERTISMENT PANELS BUS WAY Continuous seating provision at the extreme side for 15 to 20 passengers per bay The Movement aisle which has been kept obstruction free enables comfortable movement for the passengers within the station.BUS ROUTE/CITY MAP ETC.
A few more concept proposals developed for the bus station have been discussed below. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 19 2500 . and interface with the BRT vehicles and material for construction. serves as protection against extremes of climate 350 Seats. with the ties acting as structural support member 2500 7000 2500 Section PROVISION FOR ADVERTISING HOARDING Elevation 5000 25000 Figure 11: Conceptual Section and Elevation of the BRT Station The design is being explored to cater to the various dimensions which formulate the requirements of a modern bus rapid transit station. supported on steel members. The areas under scrutiny are detailed design of the spaces. Standards could be up graded at a later stage depending upon the demand. delineation of the areas. For the initial stage of implementation it is necessary for the station to be cost effective.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops BUS STATION Polycarbonate sheeting supported as structural roofing material. utility provisions.Metal sheets bent around ties.
Figure 12: Conceptual Design Option1 for the BRT Station Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University CONCEPT 1 20 . and hollow pre cast concrete blocks portrays a modern image to the station. and utilities that essentially frame the bus stop requirements for a bus rapid transit system. steel sections.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Views showing interiors The conceptual images indicate the design elements. passenger movements. Exploration of varying materials such as corrugated metal sheets.
The core area within the station caters to the information display. having segregated spaces for waiting and boarding.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The design is relatively simple. Corrugated Polycarbonate sheets supported on tubular section making up the structural framework has been chosen as the roofing material. ticket counter and other infrastructure for the passengers. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University CONCEPT 2 21 Figure 13: Conceptual Design Option 2 for the BRT Station .
C (pre cast blocks) or steel.C sheets with desired grooves having a minimum thickness of 15mm. 3. modularity.5m. The Design alternatives have areas demarcated for such provisions. 2. double layers need to be provided with insulation material in between thereby preventing heat gain & keeps the bus station cooler. Seating facilities within a BRT stop are generally kept to a minimum to facilitate easy circulation and movement for the passengers within the limited area. The flooring proposed for the bus station would vary to demarcate the areas. The concepts for the three design options have been presented below. distinctly visible from entry & turnstiles. Although it is not possible to provide such facilities at all stops.C due to easy installation and modular framework.1.2 and 3. provision of facilities and public amenities. Being a lightweight material.8M with overhand provision on the Bus lanes and platform height at 380mm to provide at-grade entry into the low floor buses.5 M and 3. Online electronic signboards. Facilities such as phone booths. Bus Station Design Alternatives: The conceptual designs on bus stations have been elaborated further and three alternatives each have been prepared for three different widths of 3. Alternative 01: The Bus Station has been designed keeping in mind the following factors which are directly or indirectly responsible in the functioning of a Bus Rapid Transit System – namely.3.2. 2. The stations have been designed to have entry and exit on one side or both sides of the bus bay subject to available width. The skin of the stop may either be constructed in R. The height of the station is proposed to be 2.5 M. bent and riveted to attain the desired shape. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 22 .1. since frequency of buses within the BRT systems would vary from 2 min (peak) to 5 min. easy circulation. The BRT stop has been designed for widths of 1. branding and identity.C. A. The structural columns forming the grid are typically made of ‘I’ sections and Circular Hollow Sections made of Mild Steel. preferably 25mm thick for sturdiness. The entry space has been provided for manual/automated ticket vending. and provision for advertisements. Mild Steel is preferred over R. vending machines like those provided in Metro Stations are also necessary in a BRT Station.5m.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3. show the buses arriving on respective platforms. Also it is subject to the condition of the waiting time at a stop.5 M depending upon the RoW availability and passenger demand. The detailed designs have been presented in the annexure 3.C.5m and 1. major interchange stations are required to be incorporated with such amenities. The roof is made of colored A.
One has to pass through ticket-operated turnstiles to cross into the bus station.5m wide bus stations. Online electronic signboards. their placing & the translucence of the roof lights up the whole roof uniformly. while also serving as normal lighting fixtures for the station. show the buses arriving on respective platforms. waiting areas. Bus stations that provide more than shelter are the need of the day. rods. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 23 . The intermediate space between the two layers is ventilated naturally & hence creates a buffer.5m wide bus station. without transferring it to the station. These columns are provided with threaded holes at distance of 450mm c/c. preferably 25mm thick for sturdiness. FRP being a lightweight material can rest on slimmer columns. Translucent roof removes the necessity of providing lighting inside the stand during the daytime. The structural columns forming the grid are 75mm ∅ Circular Hollow Sections made of Mild Steel. signages & information boards are necessary to keep the passengers informed about the latest status of the buses & local facilities. These recesses receive M. vending machines. ease of circulation & adaptability. which continuously receives the heat & removes it to the atmosphere. prevents heat gain & keeps the bus station cooler. minimum of 15mm thick. naturally protected from vandalism. being inaccessible & segregated by a roof layer.5m is used for a 3.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops B. A grid of such rods becomes the base for tiles of size 450mm x 450mm having recesses to receive the rods. The roof is made of two layers of FRP. They can be moulded in concrete. Modular design has the advantage of uniformity & speed in construction. The bus stations proposed on the following page are based on the Modular concept of design.5m for 2. This intermediate space also contains lighting fixtures. The entry has space provided for manual ticket vending.S. economy. The stations have been designed to have entry on the side facing the approaching bus & exit on the opposite side.5m & 1. Alternative 02: Bus station plays a prominent role in promoting the BRT and its ambience. A queuing area for the first platform has been provided followed by the waiting area. Facilities like phone booths. bent to the designed shape. made from translucent Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) sheet. The roof is barrel shaped. Lighting design of this roof can create many exciting possibilities. making it feel lighter & attracting people towards it. Bus stations are constructed using a modular grid of 2. stone or with metal skin having a heat & acoustic filler. terracotta. A modular grid of 3. distinctly visible from entry & turnstiles. forming a sculpture in the urban space. When these fixtures are lighted at night. The tiles can be created from a variety of materials based on the economy needed. having vending machines & electronic display.
The height of the platform is 380mm to provide at grade entry into the low floor buses. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 24 .Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops The flooring proposed for the bus station is made of terracotta tiles of size 450mm x 450mm. The bus station circulation has been made compatible to accommodate off-board ticketing. mobile charging points. with provision of turnstiles at the entry and exit points. The bus stations for the Ahmedabad Rapid Transit (ART) have been designed for varying widths of 3.5m and 1.5m. C. and newspaper and snack vending machines. Circulation Patterns: The circulation inside the bus shelter has been designed to accommodate maximum passengers during peak hours. General Layout: The bus stations have been designed to cater to varying demand along the corridor. The bus station could contain one or two bus bays based on the passenger demand. The utility area is proposed to have facilities such as telephone booths. The bus bays are separated by a utility area between them to facilitate easier overtaking. The circulation within the bus shelter has been designed to increase passenger comfort and reduction in dwell times. 2.5m to be accommodated along corridors with varying right of ways (RoW’s) of 60m. Alternative 03: The Concept: The design concept focuses on modular design facilitating rapid and economical construction. to avoid queuing outside the bus shelters and reduction in dwell times. 40m and less than 30m respectively.
2 E Figure 14: Conceptual layout showing passenger movement Sitting Arrangement: The sitting capacity for the three design alternatives is as follows: Width of Bus Shelter Seating Capacity (Max) One Bay 3.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 3.5 m Signage Systems: Signage systems have an important role to play in a bus shelter design and facilitate passenger convenience if designed and located in an appropriate manner.1.5m wide bus stop 1.5m wide bus stop 2. snack vending and newspaper vending in the bus shelter Signage system indicating No Smoking Zone Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 25 .1. The bus shelter 25 15 No sitting Two Bays 50 30 No Sitting signage system would cover the following aspects: • • • • • • • ART Route Map ART Logo Electronic Display of Expected Bus Arrival Entry for Disabled Images of prominent landmarks in the vicinity of the bus stop for contextual significance Signage systems indicating location of telephone booths.5 m 2.5m wide bus stop 1.5 m 1.1 A 1.
5 1.66 1.32 1.375 30.33 1.38 1.14 1.5 9. (Lakhs) (Rs. The roofing system of the station would consist of lightweight material such as FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) or Asbestos sheet. Materials: The structural frame of the bus station would be essentially prefabricated mild steel sections.01 Alternative 1 2 3 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 26 .5 1.5 10 25 0.69 0.5 12.60 1. Lakhs) 1.44 3.475 1.85 34.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Figure 15: Sample Signage Details Access for the Disabled: The bus stations would be accessed through ramps to facilitate easy for the disabled.27 1.69 0.38 43.92 0. Cost Estimate: A block cost estimate for the three design options has been prepared.9 0.4.73 2.5 12. The seating arrangement would also be made of tamper proof materials.6 18. The summary of the estimate for the three alternatives is presented below. The bus arrival and departure information systems would be assisted through audio systems for the visually challenged.75 0.72 2.75 0.5 15 52. A detailed estimate for a typical stop has been provided in Annexure 3.96 3.70 0.5 12.72 2.5 18.5 18. Cost (with Cost (with Width Length RCC Skin) Steel Skin) (m) (m) Area Rs.5 12.9375 1.5 15 37.19 3. The people using wheelchairs would be entering through the front door of the bus.94 2.5 12.
Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University Figure 16: Images of the Tube BRT Stations in Curitiba 27 . “Tube” stops are used both on the trunk line bus ways and on the express buses (off the bus way). • The stops are designed to speed passenger handling. • Disabled and wheelchair access to the high-level stops is made through a small elevator at each stop. A.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 4. Each stop is equipped with turnstiles (numbers depend on size of stop) and are manned by a ticket collector–inspector. They can serve three times as many passengers per hour as a conventional bus. tube stops are located at about 500-m spacing. this is achieved by the use of fold-down steps from bus doors. with their characteristics have been enlisted below. • The tube stops are equipped with doors to enter/exit buses. • The tubes include raised platforms (low-floor buses are not in operation) and provide passenger weather protection. it is understood that bus-platform positioning door-to-door is done visually by the driver. the stops are constructed from a plexi glass-type material with steel ribs. which deploy automatically as bus doors are opened and position onto the threshold of the platform. and there is adequate tolerance to ensure safe operation of the system. • Passenger boarding and alighting of buses is gap free and level. Tube Station (Curitiba) The “tube” passenger stop platforms or stations are the trademark of the Curitiba system. and fares are paid by passengers at the entry to the stop – similar to a metro. Case Studies: A few examples of BRT Stations taken as case studies. Typical dwell times at stops are less than 20 seconds. these are coordinated with doors on the buses – five doors on the trunk line bi-articulated buses. Stop details are as follows: • On bus ways.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops • On bus ways. At these stations passengers can purchase tickets and enter the system. As stops are located on the central road of the trinary axes. access and traffic issues are less critical than on a bus way introduced into an existing road. so that when a transfer takes place double Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 28 . there is a need to balance safety. The fee is integrated with the feeders. Their objective is to provide smooth. In these stations transfers are accomplished among Transmilenio buses. Transmilenio Station (Bogotá) Figure 17: Images of the Transmilenio BRT Stations in Bogota There are three types of stations: Simple Stations: They are located every 500 meters. Portals or Main Line Stations: They are located at the beginning and end points of the main line routes. However. but this is not normal operational practice. Intermediate Stations: These stations are the contact points between the feeder buses and the main lines. the bus way is wide enough to allow overtaking by buses entering the opposing bus stream. fast and effective interaction between the Transmilenio and feeder buses. • Stops for both directions are generally located opposite each other and close to junctions. tube stops are on line with no special provision for bus-on-bus overtaking. B. Theoretically. and bus way capacity. as with any stop. feeder and transportation routes. junction capacity.
Each station is provided with maps and route information to facilitate the use of the system. Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 29 . These stations are provided with bicycle parking facilities.BRT (Mexico) Figure 18: Images of the Leon BRT Stations in Mexico There are in total 51 stations and 2 terminals existing along the BRT corridor. The system of prepayment of fares has been incorporated into the system to decrease the dwell time at stops. Phase 2 would have 50 stations and 5 terminals. In total there are 57 stations and 4 transfer terminals as a part of the phase 1 development. Leon . Parking and maintenance areas for the buses near terminal stations were also constructed. Walkways. The Stations are narrow and having high platforms to enable rapid boarding and alighting.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops payment is not required. plazas and sidewalks were constructed to provide adequate pedestrian and bicycle access. C.
circulation and probable material for construction 6 Access to Bus Stops 7 Size of Bus Stop Depends upon the number of bays 8 Platform Height Low floor High floor Provision of facilities and other amenities at the stop Construction Material Protection from extremes of climate 9 Design Issues Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 30 .Online. overpasses.Staggered Provision of Pedestrian Underpasses. Provision of 2 Bays at a stop Size – 25 M in length by 2. Offline . The core aspects with their issues and decisions have been listed in the table given below.5 M in width with a clear height of 2. Summary Various issues related to the bus station have been dealt with in this working paper. Table 5-1: Decision Areas and Recommendations SL No.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 5. at grade crossings Average of 500 M. varying in between 300 M & 1000 M Curb side Location First Phase would cater to an Intermediate Volume 3 4 Positioning of Bus Stops in a given RoW Capacity of Bus Stops 5 Layout of Bus Stops Online Stops with staggering of the bus stops in opposite directions At grade access for bus stops at Intersections Grade separated provision (Half underpasses) for mid block Stops – Especially along the old NH8.5 M (min) Height to be matched with the floor height of the bus Conceptual Design developed showing the placement of activities. 1 Areas Location of Bus Stops Issues/ Decision Areas Mid Block At Intersections -Near Side -Far Side Recommendations In total 3 locations on the ring corridor at Mid block 79 locations at Intersections Preferably bus stops are to be located on the near side at intersections 2 Spacing of Bus Stops Depends upon location and demand Median Side Location Curb Side Location Very High Volume High Volume Intermediate Volume .
0 km. erecting modular frame of MS pipe tubular sections of 75 mm dia.00 5 Providing and fixing translucent roof of approved Sq.77 4000.50 Rate 318.00 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 31 . roofing sheets with Hilti make self drilling and self tapping type bolts comp.5:3 for Cu.00 2 0. erecting structural steel work riveted or welded . including the cost of form work. in build up section using MS pipes as per drawing and specifications for purlins. 54. column pedestal including excavating pit for it and providing and fixing 300 x 300 x 12 mm base plate on the foundation with foundation bolts as per drawing. Qty.00 4 Supplying. make F.M.00 3087.00 28980.00 350. 32. complete Supplying. curing etc. Supplying & fixing precast C.00 Amount 10335. x 15 mtr.00 18900. jointing into C. lead and providing and laying 150 mm thick bedding concrete in C.as directed.5 mtr. block Rmt.P. including painting with two coats of synthetic enamle paint over one coat of primer coating Kg. the cost of purlins. excl. conveying it to the site.C. Providing and laying cement concrete 1:1. 1:4:8(1 cement:4 coarse sand:8 coarse aggregate) etc. fabricating.C. size Providing. having 25 mm dia threaded gooves @ 450 c/c to accomodate the skin structure and confirming to IS specification including painting with two coats of synthetic enamle paint over one coat of primer coating Kg.(1:3) & racking out the joints including with necessary excavation of asphalt/soil or any type of material.M.00 3 386. disposing of the unservicable material with in 5.40 75. 270.M.00 17550.00 65. rafters and trusses.R.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Annexure-3-4 (Cost Estimates for Bus Station Design Alternatives – Single Bay) Unit [A] 1 2. comp. (M15) for 'L' shaped Kerbing of 450 mm width in plan including 200mm stem width and of 500 mm hieght including base thickness of 200 mm as per design. fabricating.
00 12000.62 Government of Gujarat GIDB AMC AUDA CEPT University 32 .75 1400. shoe.50 320. plate of 16 guage having the size 60x60 cm square including painting.S.00 6000.Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 6 Providing and fixing 15 cm wide 45 cm over all semi Rmt circular plain G.H. bends. 40. etc.00 10 5.80 mm thick with zinc coating not less than 275 gm/ m2) 15.00 15000. complete Providing and fixing fibre seats for seating purpose Rmt as per drawing. fixing and finishing in cement mortar 1:3.00 11 10.00 9450.15 2852.00 13500. Total Cost /Sqm 37. P/F PVC rainwater downtake pipe with fixures like Rmt. Supplying and fixing road sign board made of Each 50x50x6 mm MS angle 3. in length with fixing the M. brackets. lettering etc.S.C.00 138248. placing and fixing in position pre-cast cement concrete skin of 450 x 450 x 75 mm size in mix 1:1.25 3686. including fixing necessary supporting MS clamps. including making necessary connections with rain water pipes complete.6 mt. 1:4:8 with necessary excavation etc. No.00 9 6.6 mm dia mild steel wire. complete as per directed or as per manufacturers recommendations. sheet gutter with iron brackets 40 x 3 mm size.cm) as per drawing. complete for 75 mm dia (4 kg/sq. of 50 mm dia peripheral and 25 mm dia verical safety posts including applying one coat of primer and two coat of enamle paint. complete including fixing in C.5:3 with 6 mm down graded stone aggregate reinforced with 1.00 1500. (0.00 150. nuts and washers etc. complete.00 190. bolts.00 900.40 110.00 12 15. Grey cement chequered tiles Sqm (terracotta) 250 mm x 250 mm of approved make over a bed of 20 mm thk CM 1:4 including necessarycuring etc.25 7 Providing.00 8 P/L 20 mm thk. Supplying and fixing of MS grill of approved design Sqm to restrict the buffer area consisting of C.S. etc.00 594. etc.
No 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 Station Name Harbole nath Park Rajdip Society Raj Ratan Society Gauri Cinema Soni Ni Chali Cross Roads Viratnagar Chamunda Nagar Khodiyar Nagar Leela Nagar Thakkar Bapa Nagar Bajrang Bapu Ashram Priya Cinema Krishna Nagar S T Workshop Raman Cotton Works Bunglow Bethak Dwarkanagar Ruby Coach Builders Nana Chiloda Ramkrishna Vidyalaya Noblenagar Kotarpur Water Works Samrat Nagar Ambawadi Police Station Vahivati Kacheri Tanki / Indira Bridge Nirankari Hall Sardarnagar Bus Stand Sardarnagar Approach Ajit Mills National Mills Anant Mills Rakhial Cross Roads Ganji Farak Mills Marsdan Mills Patel Mills Hathi Khai Kamdar Maidan Sarangpur New Cloth Market Anant Ashram Kamnath Mahadev Raipur Darwaja S T Terminus Majur Gam Bhula bhai Park Mangal Park Shah alam Tolnaka Dhor Bazar Amrakunj Gordhan Wadi Pushpkunj Soc Shelat Bhuvan Ram Baug Krishna Baug Maninagar Cross Roads Maninagar Terminus Existing Location Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection GIDB AMC Government of Gujarat AUDA CEPT University .1: List Showing Locations of AMTS stops Sl.No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 Station Name Abu Koba Chintamani Soc Sabarmati Soc Power House Colony Power House Railway Over Bridge Broad Guage Rly Stn Prabod Raval Bridge Bhavsar Hostel Nava Wadaj Pragatinagar Shastrinagar Jainmangal Society AEC Office Shreenath Nagar Gopal Nagar Memnagar Terminus Karnavati Hostel Andhajan Mandal Himmatlal Park Rangmitra Society Shivranjani Soc Umiya Vijay Haridas Park Satyakam Soc Nehrunagar Tagore Park Manekbaug Hall Sumel Flats Shreyas Crossing Jaydeep Tower Dharnidhar Anjali Cinema Dungarsee nagar Chandranagar Danilimbda Road Chandola Talav PWD Stand Chandola Octroi naka Ranipur Road Narol Circle Cadilla Warehouse Geeta Process Vatwa Cross Roads Samrat Nagar Jeevan Park Royal Tiles Cadilla Bridge Jasodhanagar Cross Roads Saraswati nagar Sardar Patel Sankul Swaminarayan Colony CTM Cross Roads Kailash Colony Ajay Tenament Rabari Colony Ram Rajya Nagar Existing Location Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Intersection Mid Block Mid Block Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Sl.Ahmedabad Bus Rapid Transit (ART) Bus Stops Annexure 2.
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops Annexure 2.2: List showing locations of proposed BRT stops Distance Location Station to next Station Name Type Type station 1 Crematorium Intersection 470 2 Acher Intersection Interchange 520 3 Shankarpura Intersection 480 4 AEC Colony Intersection 650 5 Sabarmati Intersection 1250 6 RTO Intersection Interchange 600 7 Ranip Intersection Terminus 610 8 Old Wadaj Intersection 490 9 New Wadaj Intersection 450 10 Akhbarnagar Intersection Interchange 750 11 Pragatinagar Intersection 460 12 Shastrinagar Intersection 620 13 Jai Mangal Apt Intersection 600 14 AEC Intersection Interchange 950 15 Memnagar Intersection Interchange 950 16 University Intersection 350 17 Andhajan Mandal Intersection Interchange 695 18 Himmatlal Park Intersection 450 19 Shivranjani Intersection 460 20 Umiya Vijay Intersection 860 21 Nehrunagar Intersection Interchange 580 22 Manekbaug Intersection 1280 23 Shardanagar Intersection 490 24 Anjali Intersection Interchange 665 25 Chandranagar Intersection Terminus 1710 26 Pirana Intersection 665 27 Danilimbda Intersection Interchange 950 28 Chandola Talav Intersection 680 29 PWD Guesthouse Intersection 750 30 Ranipur Road Intersection 550 31 Narol Intersection Interchange 520 32 Cadila Warehouse Intersection 760 33 Vatwa Intersection Interchange 490 34 Royal Tiles Intersection 690 35 Ghodasar Intersection 1320 36 Jashodhanagar Intersection Interchange 750 37 Expressway Intersection 665 38 CTM Intersection Interchange 796 39 Kailash Colony Intersection 610 40 Rabari Colony Intersection 765 41 Raj Ratan Society Intersection 675 GIDB Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University 1 .
Ahmedabad bus Rapid Transit System (ART) Bus Stops 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 Station Name Soni Ni Chali ViratNagar Khodiarnagar Thakkarbapanagar Bajrang Ashram Priya Cinema Krishna nagar Naroda ST Depot Bethak Devi Multiplex Galaxy Ruby Rushi Dwarkanagar Noblenagar Kotarpur Approach Sardarnagar Approach Indira Bridge Sardarnagar Airport Bhat Ajit Mills Hamid Chowk Rakhial Narsdan Mills Patel Mills Hathikhai Kamdar Maidan Sarangpur New Cloth Market Raipur Darwaja S T Terminus / Astodia Majur Gam Bholabhai Park Swaminarayan College Amrakunj Pushpakunj Society Rambaug Krishnabaug Maninagar Maninagar Terminus School (Danilimbda) Location Type Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Mid Block Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Intersection Station Type Interchange Interchange Interchange Terminus Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Interchange Distance to next station 695 717 635 590 560 530 490 580 815 420 400 470 520 635 840 1790 1020 650 1030 1350 460 430 650 390 550 1040 830 550 370 350 550 450 570 425 565 560 370 430 335 550 Terminus GIDB Government of Gujarat AMC AUDA CEPT University 2 .
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