Moscow Central Circle ticket turnstiles will be used in reverse mode during sports events

Moscow Central Circle ticket turnstiles will be used in reverse mode during sports events
Most ticket turnstiles will be used only in direct or reverse modes depending on the number of fans moving in the given direction.

During large sports events in Moscow, the turnstiles at three Moscow Central Circle (MCC) stations will be used in one of the modes. The stations are Lokomotiv (next to Lokomotiv Stadium), ZIL (near the Ice Palace) and Zorge (CSKA Stadium). Most turnstiles will work in exit mode before games and in entry mode after games at these stations.

“This will allow us to keep the lines short. Reverse mode at Lokomotiv, ZIL and Zorge stations will only be used during the large sports events held near these stations,” said Roman Latypov, First Deputy Moscow Metro Chief for Strategic Development and Client Relations.

The system has been tested during peak hours at Likhobory and Okruzhnaya stations. The experiment was successful, as it allowed increasing the throughput capacity by 40 percent. Reverse mode was recently used at the Krymskaya and Koptevo stations on the MCC. Most ticket turnstiles were in entry mode from 7:30 am to 10:30 am and in exit mode from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  

The mode is changed manually depending on the passenger load. This helps reduce the average walk-through time per passenger from four to two seconds.