Mass Transit Network Planning, Conakry (BRT, HRT)

Project Description

Resulting from the holistic and comprehensive transport master plan of Conakry, elaborated with Louis Berger and Egis, we planned a multimodal mass transit network combining Heavy Rail Transit (HRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines. The mass transit system has been planned and designed to serve most of densely populated areas, markets and potential new developments along the railway infrastructure, encouraging land value capture and TOD. By 2030, the enhanced Conakry Express service (Heavy Rail Transit) is planned to operate with 30 round trips a day between Kaloum and Kagbelen and serve 15 stations along the 34 kilometers of the CBK line. Its fleet of 15 trains (with a capacity of 2400 passengers/train) is planned to ride on a rehabilitated and reinforced infrastructure with two to three railway tracks, combining local and express services with no fare zones in order to respond to the linear urban form and its accessibility issues. Since the mass transit system responds to a demand oriented to longer distance urban trips, the existing minibuses and shared taxis shift to shorter distance trips with lower fares, and find their spatial and economic synergy with the BRT and the HRT. With its 35 kilometers of central bus lanes and 33 closed BRT stations protected from the traffic, the network is planned to operate 450 trips a day with a capacity of 205 passengers per bus and a fleet of 96 bi articulated buses. Together, the total capacity of the multimodal mass transit system covers 235,000 trips per day and per direction, which represent an annual gain of 1 million ton of CO2 emissions for the mobility in Conakry by 2030. During peak hours, the system will be able to carry 21,500 passengers per hour and per direction. Within mechanized daily trips, the modal share of public transport is projected to reach 41%, to be compared with the 17% observed by the surveys in 2018. In 2030, more than 800,000 people will live in a 10 minutes walking distance from the 15 train stations and 33 BRT stations. More information about the project click here.  


Transport Planning, TOD, Land Value Capture, Urban Mobility, Bus Rapid Transit, Heavy Rail Transit, GIS, Urban Design, Infrastructure Planning, Road Safety, Parking management


Large scale metropolitan physical model, GIS dynamic mapping, 3D animation, decision-making tools for infrastructure planning




Louis Berger (WSP), EGIS


Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Public Works (Guinea) / European Union

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