The modernization of public transport in Rostov-on-Don

Over the past three years, public transport fleet of Rostov-on-Don joined the 350 new buses and more than a thousand "minibuses" These figures were announced at a meeting of the Board of Administration of the city, during which summed up the implementation of the development of passenger transport and transport infrastructure in 2007-2010.

As the director of the city Department of Transportation Gennady Kleimenov, for years the program was able to significantly upgrade the rolling stock, introduce automated system for traffic management and optimize the route network.

For example, from 2007 to 2010, the transport companies purchased 350 large buses, 1,081 low-capacity bus, trolley buses 12 and 17 trams. A total renovation of the park has been spent over 1.15 billion rubles. (661 mln. — Budgets of different levels and 496 million rubles. — Extra-budgetary sources). Because of this the average age of public transport has decreased from 13 years old to 6 years old, and from commercial enterprises — from 25 years to 15 years.

It is also important that all the acquired rolling stock equipped with engines of environmental norms to the standard of not less than Euro 3, which has significantly reduced emissions of harmful substances into the environment.

Much attention has been paid under the program of modernization and development of electric vehicles. Over the last three years, work was done on a partial repair and overhaul of tramways 5.2 km on routes № № 1,4,7,10 (on the street. 28th line, Balakirev, Sobin, pl. Liberty Pr.Teatralny ). Partial repair of 12 traction substations and catenary repair with replacement of wire rope (tram — 22.7 km, the trolley — 20.9 km).

According to Gennady Kleimenova, through the introduction of new technologies of urban transport today is the introduction of non-cash fare, which is fully expected to be completed in 2011. In addition, based on the MUP "Technology Management" was created by municipal center satellite monitoring "Rostov", which allows to monitor the movement of passenger transport using GLONASS-GPS.

With regard to the route network, then, according to Gennady Kleimenova, its creation and optimization is carried out on the basis of the actual demand of the population, which is set by statistical analysis and regular surveys of passenger traffic.

According to the results of the last such survey revealed that for the year in Rostov transported more than 320 million people, including buses — 219 million people by bus — 68 million people, trolleys -16, 7 million people and trams -17, 3 million people.

As can be seen from these data, the proportion of urban electric transport capacity of just over 10%, while according to the program was planned to increase this figure to 20%. First of all, this is due to the fact that due to the crisis in 2008-2009 were not fully realized investment program for the development of urban electric transport. In addition, these figures influenced by the fact that the number of passengers carried by public transport in Rostov increased, returning to the level of 2005.

At present, urban passenger transport is served by bus routes 137, including 70 — large buses and 67 — by bus, 9 -, and 4 trolley — trams. In order to optimize the route network in the 2008 — 2010 years open 7 new bus routes and traffic patterns changed 18 routes. It was also established links with the new area Leventsovsky by extending the bus route number 26 and, for the convenience of passengers entered the final stop "Alexandrovka" and "Drive."

As a result, the length of the route network of large buses reached 1,643 km, taxi — 1772 km, and the average travel time was reduced from 37 to 33.5 minutes.

— Today, developed and implemented a range of measures aimed at increasing the speed of public transport, including the creation of dedicated lanes for public transport and traffic light control loop optimization. In addition, considering the introduction of additional bus routes to driving modes "express" and "poluekspress." These and other measures will form a rational transportation system, to reduce costs and improve the quality of transport services — summed Gennady Kleimenov.

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