Part 1: South America
For the those that don’t know, BRT stands for Bus Rapid Transit and was first implemented with huge success in Curitiba in 1974. They broadly consist of segregated bus ways (where space allows), supported by large buses e.g. 18m articulated buses, which align with BRT stations along a specific route.
In Cape Town we like to call our MyCiTi Bus project, IRT, or Integrated Rapid Transit, as it aims fills in all the gaps in public transport left by the ailing urban rail network, Metrorail, and other forms of transport.
As BRT systems are becoming a very important, affordable and quick addition to cities’ public transport systems around the world, we showcase some of the different BRT station designs around the world.
So with part one, we’ll start at the birth place of BRT, South America!
Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by weihsiu)
Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by i-sustain)
Transmilenio Bogotá, Colômbia. (Photo by source)
Transmilenio Bogotá, Colômbia. (Photo by Bharat)
Metroplús Medellín, Colômbia. (Photo by Metroplús S.A)
Metroplús Medellín, Colômbia. (Photo by Jan Erick Del Castillo)
Metrovia Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Photo by sologuayacos)
Tromerca Mérida, Venezuela. (Photo by source)
Which are you favourite?
Next up we’ll look more north.