■ After the opening of Metro Line 2, the average daily passenger flow of Line 1 also increased by over 40%. Photo by Liu Donghua
Taiwan Straits Network January 18th According to Xiamen Evening News, what has happened to Xiamen's public transportation since the opening of Metro Line 2? Yesterday, the Municipal Traffic Operation Monitoring and Command Center released comparative data 20 days before the opening of Line 2 and 20 days after the opening. From the data, it can be found that the structure of public travel is gradually optimized. The passenger traffic of public transportation has increased by 7% compared with that before the opening. The average daily passenger volume of rail transit has reached 383,000, exceeding the BRT, and the congestion of the Haicang Bridge has also eased.
According to statistics, in the 20 days before the opening of Metro Line 2, the average daily passenger flow of Xiamen's public transportation (including conventional buses, BRT, and rail transit) was 2.185 million people; and since the opening of Metro Line 2 20 days ago, the city's public transportation day The average passenger flow was 2.341 million person-times, with a net increase of 153,300 person-times, which was an increase of 7% compared with before the opening. The proportion of rail transit passenger flow to public transport passenger flow has also increased from 7% to 16%. Rail transit is accelerating the transformation of the city's public transport travel structure.
With the opening of Metro Line 2, the increase in passenger flow of Metro Line 1 is also relatively obvious, with an average daily passenger volume of 230,000 passengers, which is an increase of 67,000 passengers, an increase of more than 40%. At present, the average daily passenger volume of rail transit is 383,000, an increase of 139% over the pre-opening period, exceeding the average daily passenger volume of BRT. The ratio of the travel structure of conventional bus, rail transit and BRT has become 73:16:11. Rail transit The role of the backbone network is increasingly prominent.
As a fast cross-sea connecting passage between Xiamen's main island and Haicang District, Metro Line 2 has gradually become the first choice for many citizens traveling across the island. Many commuters who drive to commute to the subway have eased the congestion on the Haicang Bridge. According to statistics, after the opening of Metro Line 2, the morning peak congestion index in the direction of the island is 4.26 (light congestion), and the evening peak congestion index is 6.96 (moderate congestion); the outbound direction congestion index is 1.64 (unblocked) 2. The late peak congestion index is 2.54 (basically unblocked). The average daily congestion index in the direction of the island is 1.95 (unblocked), and the average daily congestion index in the direction of the island is 1.21 (unblocked). In general, the congestion index of the Haicang Bridge in and out of the island is lower than that before the subway was opened.
In addition, the Municipal Traffic Operation Monitoring and Command Center analyzed the traffic speed of the Haicang Bridge and found that after the opening of Metro Line 2, the average traffic speed of the Haicang Bridge increased steadily during the peak period, and the overall average speedup exceeded 10%. (Reporter Wang Shaoliang)