Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Istanbul, Turkey

Example of a successful BRT solution in a Eurasian metropolis

Istanbul in brief [1]

Population: Population density:
10,300,000 (city) 6520 inhabitants / km²
12,000,000 (metropolitan area)  

Key data for the BRT concept [1]

Introduction Length Frequency (rush hour) Average speed
September 2007 19 km with 14 stops one bus every 70 seconds 40 km/h
Daily passenger count
Daily passenger count
(per bus)
Passenger peak load
(per hour, per direction)
Investment costs
(without vehicles)
240,000 2882 17,300 2.9 million/ km

[1] As of 08/2008