TTS Group Proud to Be Part of Hanoi BRT Project

Posted: 07.01.2017

TTS Group is proud to work together with Cevitrans, and contribute towards the latest Hanoi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT),which starts operations in January 2017 and is  one of the components of Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project – a World Bank funded ODA project aiming at improving Vietnam’s capital’s urban transportation network and strengthening public transport capacity. 

Having received a Credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and a Grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) towards its costs, Hanoi Urban Transit Development Project  aims to increase urban mobility in targeted areas in Hanoi.

The project has three key components, one of which is The Bus Rapid Transit Component (BRT). Since its first implementation in Brazil in 1974, the BRT system has been built and proven success in more than 130 cities in over 30 countries worldwide. Approaching the service quality of rail transit while still enjoying the cost savings and flexibility of bus transit, the system is considered as optimal transit solution in urban transport planning in densely populated cities.

In this project, TTS  Group is delighted to work closely with our partner, Cevitrans Limited which is a renowned consultancy firm providing BRT transport planning and engineering specialist advice in Asia, Oceania and the UK. Cevitrans Limited has extensive experience working in 6 countries and developed a geographically diverse set of clients in Vietnam, with a number of high profile transport schemes, such as Da Nang 2030-2050 Masterplan and Vision and the Da Nang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility and Detailed design projects (Da Nang City and World Bank), the ITS system Feasibility Study Review for the Ho Chi Minh City BRT (World Bank).

TTS Group is honoured to work alongside Cevitrans to conduct the Hanoi BRT – operational and service planning feasibility study. The study comprises of (1) analysis and evaluation of current traffic situation along BRT route and (2) modelling and suggesting optimal operational plan for all 34 junctions on the route. The report was submitted and approved by Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project Management Unit (HUTDPMU).

“We are honoured and privileged to make our contribution to the project with James Tinnion-Morgan of CeviTrans,” says Vinh, our Project Manager for this work, “and broadly speaking, to see how we are working to promote a shift to more environmentally- sustainable transport modes and urban development plans, and the replication of these approaches in the country and region.”

Hanoi BRT system has passed the “technical run” conducted since 15th December 2016 and has been officially put into operation from  1st January 2017. We are looking forward to seeing how effectively the system will facilitate Hanoi overall transport mobility.