Moscow Metro started selling silicone bracelets embedded with Troika card chips. A total of 500 bracelets are now available for sale.
“The Troika bracelets which are embedded with a microchip are now on sale at the Live Help desk at the Pushkinskaya station and at souvenir shops at Mayakovskaya and Trubnaya stations. The “her” bracelet comes in nine colours: red, green, blue, yellow, pink, bright green, black, orange, and light blue. The “him” bracelet (which is bigger in size) comes in a couple of colours: red and black. Every bracelet has the Moscow Metro logo," said Roman Latypov, First Deputy Head of the Moscow Metro for Strategic Development and Customer Service.
Since the bracelet is not just a travel card, but also a souvenir, it costs more, 450 roubles, Latypov explained. An ordinary Troika travel card can be obtained upon paying a deposit of 50 roubles. Passengers can get their deposit back in one of the Moscow Transport service centres on 20 Staraya Basmannaya Street, bldg 1 or 25 Ulitsa 1905 Goda Street.
The souvenir bracelets embedded with a microchip can be used for every kind of transport that accepts Troika cards: on the metro, on the Moscow Central Circle plus on surface transport. Passengers will be able to top up their Troika card souvenir bracelets or transfer any type of travel card to their devices at any of the Moscow Metro ticket offices. Moreover, passengers can now top up their Troika cards using the Moscow Metro app and online at mos.ru in Services section. The card’s number can be found on the inner side of the bracelet.
Passengers can also purchase other Moscow Metro souvenirs with embedded Troika card microchips - key rings. They are sold at souvenir shops as well as at Live Help desks. A key ring costs 350 roubles and since the onset of the year some 12,000 have been sold.