"BRT" & Quality Bus – Europe – Photo Gallery 1
Bernhausen, November 2003: A typical example of an urban-suburban or "semi-urban" bus service
(Quality Bus, by North American standards) in Germany - a modern lowfloor bus
waits at a stop furnished with an inviting shelter. in the USA, this would quite likely be considered "BRT".
(Photo: Stefan Baguette – http://www.stefan-baguette.de/stuff/bernhausen.jpg)
Düsseldorf, August 2002: Real-time information for bus services is becoming
increasingly common in Europe. In this scene, an articulated lowfloor bus waits
for its departure at a city center terminus. The real-time display shows the next four departures from the stop.
(Photo: Stefan Baguette – http://www.stefan-baguette.de/stuff/duesseldorf.jpg)
Euskirchen, August 1996: Like many similar places in Europe, this town near
Cologne with a population of around 55,000, is served by a network of local bus
routes using lowfloor midibuses. Routes meet at a small bus station where
cross-platform interchanges with timed connections to all directions are offered.
Every bus stop in town has specially designed informational poles or monoliths
like the pictured to help orient passengers and provide commonly needed information.
(Photo: Stefan Baguette – http://www.stefan-baguette.de/stuff/euskirchen1.jpg)
Euskirchen, August 1996: A wider view of the bus station, showing the various
amenities provided, with passengers waiting at the station..
(Photo: Stefan Baguette – http://www.stefan-baguette.de/stuff/euskirchen2.jpg)
London, August 2003: Bus lanes are a common European feature of Quality Bus
service to enable buses to pass congested streets more quickly. In this photo, an
articulated lowfloor bus passes a traffic jam near Victoria Station. Also note the
excellent headsign (destination display) which can be read easily from the
(Photo: Stefan Baguette – http://www.stefan-baguette.de/stuff/buslane.jpg)
Saarbrücken transit system, April 2003: Throughout Europe, buses often act as
feeders for new light rail lines, offering good connections for those passengers who don't live
close enough to the rail line to walk. (Likewise, the light rail lines "feed" the bus routes.)
Timed cross-platform interchanges are a common feature as demonstrated here.
(Photo: Stefan Baguette – http://www.stefan-baguette.de/stuff/saarbruecken.jpg)
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