Transport officials from Moscow and the Moscow Region agreed to organise seven new interregional bus routes at a recent meeting of the Interagency Coordination Council.
Six routes will start from Moscow, and one will start from the Moscow Region.
Fifty-seven buses will take to the roads in total, 12 medium-sized buses and 25 small buses from Moscow, and five medium-sized buses and 10 small buses running from the Moscow Region.
The new routes will improve transport options in the two regions.
The council discussed 121 routes in all.
“Acting on public demand, we will add new stops to the routes from Balashikha, Mytishchi, Odinstovo, and Solnechnogorsk”, said Moscow Region Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure Igor Treskov. “We have decided to extend the Lyubertsy route through to the district of Krasnaya Gorka. A new route will run from Nakhabino to Mitino metro station, offering people a direct link and higher level of comfort.”
Stops have been added or routes adjusted or extended for 15 routes starting from Moscow and 43 routes starting from the Moscow Region. These decisions took into account passengers’ demands.
The council also decided to increase the number of buses on the roads in response to the growing passenger numbers travelling between Moscow and the surrounding region. Eighteen new extra-large buses, 28 large buses and 21 medium buses will be added to 10 Moscow routes. The Moscow Region bus fleet will get 12 new large buses and 117 medium buses.