Sergei Sobyanin: Moscow Central Ring to operate free of charge during first month

Sergei Sobyanin: Moscow Central Ring to operate free of charge during first month
The route will have 31 passenger stations, including 17 metro and 10 commuter train links.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his Twitter account that trains running along the Moscow Central Ring will carry riders free of charge during the first month of the circuit’s operation.

 “We have decided that passengers can ride the circuit free of charge all day long for a month,” Mr Sobyanin noted.

People will be able to leave their comments on the circuit’s operation during the first month.

The route will have 31 passenger stations, including 17 metro and 10 commuter train interchanges. Each transit hub will also provide bus and tram links.

The Moscow Central Ring will be commissioned stage by stage. On 10 September, riders will be able to use 14 metro and six commuter train links. In all, over 350 interchange options will be available along the entire route.

The almost silent Lastochka bullet trains that can reach a speed of 120 kph will run along the Moscow Central Ring. Trains will operate every six minutes during rush hours and every 11-15 minutes during off-peak times. It will take about 75 minutes to travel the entire route.