Passengers have bought almost 100,000 Troika/Strelka integrated cards at metro and Moscow City Transport (Mosgortrans) ticket offices recently. More cards will be available later this week.
“We will continue working together because some passengers based outside the city are starting to use the new transfer infrastructure now that the Moscow Central Ring railway is open. We will make sure the cards are always available for purchase. Almost 100,000 have been bought and we ordered 200,000 more,” said Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.
Launched on 2 June, the integrated transport card can be used for any public transit in the city and on commuter trains on all railway directions. Passengers can top up their Troika/Strelka cards at mobile provider stores, ticket offices and Central Suburban Passenger Company terminals, etc. The money is deposited in two separate online wallets. The full list of card terminals is available on the joint transport website and the official Strelka card website.
Troika cards can be used not only to pay for public transit but also as admission tickets for the Moscow Planetarium, the Moscow Zoo and skating rinks in winter. Since recently, Troika can also be used to pay for ferry trips in Moscow and the Moscow Region. The paperless ticket will appear on the Troika account. All you need to do is produce the card onboard.