Starting this autumn, people can use their Troika transport card to buy tickets to the Tretyakov Gallery. The project will start at the building in Lavrushinsky Pereulok. At the building in Krymsky Val Street, payment will continue as before – at the ticket booth, or via payment terminals or the Internet.
“People will be able to buy tickets to the Tretyakov Gallery with their Troika card”, said Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. “The project will start at the main building in Lavrushinsky Pereulok this autumn. The Transport Department is currently examining with cultural establishments the possibilities for using the Troika card to access other cultural sites in Moscow.”
To enter the Tretyakov Gallery, it will be enough to touch your Troika card to the scanners at the entrance to the exhibition. There will be two scanners located at the entrances to exhibition, close to the ticket checking stand.
“If visitors have enough money on their Troika cards to buy a ticket, they can go straight to the main exhibition entrance in the building in Lavrushinsky Pereulok,” a Tretyakov Gallery press service spokesperson said.
Currently, the Troika card can be used not only for paying for public transport – buses, metro and suburban commuter trains – but also for tickets to the Moscow Zoo and Planetarium, and in winter for entrance to city skating rinks.
According to Transport Department figures, as of 1 August, more than eight million Troika cards had been issued in Moscow. People will also be able to use the transport card to pay for travel on the Moscow Central Ring trains.
You can find out more about the Troika card in the Advice & How To’s section.