Demand for late-night surface routes jumps 15 percent in 12 months

Demand for late-night surface routes jumps 15 percent in 12 months
The city continues comprehensive efforts to improve these routes. Each route, except the Garden Ring’s route B, now allows passengers to get off on Slavyanskaya Square and make a seamless interchange.

Over 250,000 people have used late-night bus, tram and trolleybus service since early 2017. The number of passengers using these routes daily has jumped 15 percent in a year.

High demand has prompted the Moscow City Transport Authority (Mosgortrans) to continue its comprehensive efforts to streamline and expand late-night service. The city is improving transport services and creating better conditions for all users.

In 2016, the city introduced several important changes. Each route, except the Garden Ring’s route B, now allows passengers to get off on Slavyanskaya Square and make a seamless change to another line. In addition, Bus No. 1’s first scheduled departure was changed, making it easier to reach central Moscow from Sheremetyevo airport.

Here is a list of late-night surface transit routes:

  • Bus No. 1: Ozyornaya Street-Sheremetyevo airport;
  • Bus No. 2: Belovezhskaya Street-Kitai-Gorod metro station;
  • Bus No. 3: Ussuriiskaya Street-Kitai-Gorod metro station;
  • Bus No. 4: Novokosino-Kitai-Gorod metro station;
  • Bus No.5: 148 Kashirskoye Motorway-Kitai-Gorod metro station;
  • Bus No. 6: Ostashkovskaya Street-Kitai-Gorod metro station;
  • Trolleybus B: Garden Ring;
  • Trolleybus M7: 138th Block, Vykhino District-Lubyanka Square;
  • Bus T15 VDNKh South Entrance-Luzhnetsky Proyezd;
  • Tram No. 3: Ulitsa Akademika Yangelya-Chistiye Prudy metro stations.

 

Late-night routes are popular during public events and festivities, carrying 20 percent more passengers than usual.