Souvenir magnets with an embedded Unified travelcard. Ticket can be purchased at souvenir shops and at Live Help desks as of January. With one of the magnets it will be possible to travel once, twice, 20 times or 40 times. The Metro will issue 15,000 such magnets only.
“After the trip or trips, the magnet becomes a souvenir. It is especially interesting for tourists who like sticking magnets on their fridges to remind them of pleasant trips. This will make them remember Moscow and the Metro,” Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow and Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, said.
The magnet looks like an ordinary Unified travelcard. The difference is, of course, that it can be stuck to any metal object. Its face side features Saint Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square, a major Moscow attraction.
The magnet can be used just like an ordinary ticket not only on the metro but also on the Moscow Central Circle as well as on all surface public transport. It costs 100 roubles excluding the fares. It can be topped up for the trips to be made at metro ticket offices or by using the Moscow Metro app.
The magnet can be purchased at Live Desks at all Metro stations and at souvenir shops at Trubnaya and Mayakovskaya stations.
Moscow Metro Live Desks:
Paveletskaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line
Arbatskaya on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Kievskaya on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Komsolmolskaya on the Circle Line
Kurskaya on the Circle Line
Belorusskaya on the Circle Line
Park Kultury on the Circle Line
Kitai-Gorod on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
The Moscow Metro also has rings, charms and bracelets with Troika cards, and has so far sold over 21,000 of them.