Over 900,000 rides have been taken on all-night buses and trams since the beginning of this year. They are most popular during the summer and city events.
“Since the beginning of this year, over 900,000 Muscovites have used overnight service. It is now about 4,000 passengers per night. These routes have been most popular in the summer. The number of passengers also increases by about 20 percent during city events,” said Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Moscow Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.
He added that the Department of Transport would analyse the number of passengers using overnight service this year, and then consider the possibility of introducing new routes, taking into account public opinion. There are 10 all-night routes in Moscow, nine for buses and one for tram.
Late night routes are a user-friendly and cheaper alternative to taking a taxi. They intersect at convenient locations and follow the main roads and metro lines. The routes offer service to railway stations, airports, city parks, or simply to get from one end of the city to the other. Bus/tram fares can be paid with the usual public transit tickets, including the Unified travelcard (Yediny), 90 Minute and TAT tickets, and the Troika card. Those entitled to social benefits can enjoy the same benefits on night routes.
Overnight bus and tram service starts at 11 pm and ends at 5 am. There are also 24-hour routes. Buses on the B route run every 15 minutes, and every 30 minutes on the other routes. Read the details here.
After the My Street renovation programme is completed this year, seven all-night routes will depart from the improved Slavyanskaya Square, which is now a transport hub in the heart of Moscow.