The second new Moskva train has hit the tracks of the Moscow Metro Line 6 (Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line). The first Moskva was launched on 14 May, and before this, the Moskva trains only ran on Line 7.
“About 1.1 million passengers use Line 6 on weekdays, which makes it one of the busiest lines. We will continue upgrading the line’s rolling stock this month,” said Moscow Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.
There are now 48 Moskva trains in the Moscow Metro, with 46 running on Line 7.
The rolling stock upgrade on Line 6 began late last year with replacement of Nomernoi trains (Series 81-717/714) with Oka trains. There are ten Oka trains operating on Line 6 now.
The new Moskva train was first launched on 14 April 2017 on Line 7. The new train can carry 15 percent more passengers. Travelling has become more comfortable thanks to a larger number of seats, air conditioning, reinforced soundproofing and other advantages.
The Moskva trains are a gangway design, that is, open between all the carriages so passengers can walk through. They are also better adapted for people with disabilities, with wider doors and designated room for wheelchairs in front cars. Passengers can use USB ports to charge their mobile devices or use wall-mounted touchscreens to find a station, plan a route or calculate how long it will take to get from point A to B.
The new trains have been purchased under service-life contracts, with the manufacturer supplying new carriages as well as maintenance during their entire 30-year service life.