Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Nantes, France
BusWay / Line 4

Example of a successful BRT solution in a medium-sized European city

Nantes in brief [1]

Population: Population density:
290,000 (city) 4440 inhabitants/km²
560,000 (metropolitan area)  

Key data for the BRT concept [1]

Introduction Length Frequency (rush hour) Average speed
November 2006 7 km with 15 stops one bus every 210 seconds 21 km/h
Parking facilities Daily number of passengers
Investment costs
(excl. Vehicles)
4 park and ride parks 24,600 approx. € 7.5 million/ km  

[1] As of 08/2008