Over a thousand turnstiles will be installed in 72 metro entrance halls before the end of the summer. A large-scale effort will take place at 50 stations to replace the older gates with the latest designs that feature glass doors. By mid-April new turnstiles will be installed at the Domodedovskaya, Tsaritsyno, Yugo-Zapadnaya, Pervomaiskaya, Dmitrovskaya, Dubrovka, and Marksistkaya stations, and at the nothern entrance halls of the Otradnoye, Varshavskaya, Novye Cheremushki and Novoyasenevskaya stations.
‘The new turnstiles are better in several ways. They work faster, and they are smooth and silent. Injuries are almost not possible,” Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov said.
One turnstile at each entrance will have a wider lane for prams and large bags, he added.
‘The new turnstiles will have terminals for contactless payment using credit cards and phones. The new technology will boost the reliability of the phone payment system,” Maxim Liksutov said.
The new turnstiles are made of stainless steel which is scratch-resistant and will decrease maintenance. The turnstile update programme is expected to replace around 4,200 older models where arms are activated by a person trying to pass through without paying. Some stations already have the newer gates, and 1072 new models will be installed before the summer’s end.
‘While the turnstiles are being replaced, riders can use neighbouring entrances. Where there is only one entrance available, work will be carried out only during night hours. That way, there will be no inconvenience to our riders,” Liskutov said.
New turnstiles will be installed in the follow stations:
Taganskaya on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line
Arbatskaya on the Filyovskaya Line
Park Kultury on the Sokolnicheskaya Line
Komsomolskaya on the Sokolnicheskaya Line
Paveletskaya on the Circle Line
Oktyabrskaya on the Circle Line