MOSCOW PUBLIC TRANSPORT ROUTING MORE TRANSPARENT
Signs indicating exits to bus stops and surface transit routes will be installed at Moscow Central Ring stations at the public’s request. This will help riders get to buses and trams more efficiently. The first signs appeared at the most popular interchange hubs – Rostokino, Ploshchad Gagarina and Vladykino, which have interchanges to the metro, commuter trains and to surface transit.
“Soon, these signs will appear at all interchange hubs on the Moscow Central Ring,” Roman Latypov, First Deputy Head of the Moscow Metro for Strategic Development and Customer Management, said. The Vladykino station has an interchange to buses No. 24, 24k, 33, 53, 76, 85, 154, 238, 259 and 637 and trolley-bus No. 36, which cover most of the surrounding districts in the city’s northeast.
The Ploshchad Gagarina hub has an interchange to buses No. 111, 144, H1, 196, trolley-buses No. 4, 7, 33, 33k, 62, 84 and trams No. 14 and 39.
The Rostokino station, which is further away from the metro, has an interchange to buses No. 93, 136, 172, 244, 316, 317, 388, 392, 425, 451, 499, 551, 576, 789, 834, trolley-buses No. 14, 76 and tram No. 17.
Currently, 26 of the planned 31 Moscow Central Ring stations are open. Twelve stations will provide metro interchanges and six to commuter trains. Almost all interchange hubs have surface transit connections. After the remaining five stations – Sokolinaya Gora, Koptevo, Zorge, Dubrovka and Panfilovskaya – open, there will be 14 metro connection points.
The Moscow Central Ring was officially launched on 10 September, on Moscow City Day. It is fare-free until 10 October at which point passengers will be able to use metro tickets to ride, including the 90 Minute ticket, which includes a free interchange to surface transit at the beginning or the end of the trip.