Table 1. Comparison with other systems.
Table 2. Expected line capacity and alighting capacity of the BT system.
If 10-seater cars are used, the capacity is 36,000~360,000 persons/h.
Table 3. Comparison of the characteristics.
The headway must be below 2.5 seconds.
A capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour can be achieved using a system that has
* Eight stations having 24 berths (8 x 3 = 24),
* a headway time of under 2.5 s,
* a vehicle density of over 40 vehicles per km, and
* a well coordinated operating system.
1. A high degree of straightness from installation along the center of wide roads.
2. High-speed passing on the connecting ramps of interchanges is possible owing to the large turning radius of the interchange.
3. Ample acceleration when entering the main line from a branch line, and deceleration when turning onto a branch line.
4. Traveling conditions are similar to those of an expressway.
A high-frequency service from the BT system can be guaranteed because,
1. It is a structure in which many vehicles can enter the main lines in a continuous manner from multiple terminals that contain many berths in a row.
2. The interchange structure enables high-speed operation and maintains vehicles at regular intervals on the main lines by employing large radius ramps.
3. The terminal structures have ample alighting capacity for multiple vehicles entering from main lines that provide a high-frequency service.
Factors determining a high capacity.
1. High speed running.
2. High frequency service.
4. Terminals have structures that enable a high alighting/entering capacity.