The Moscow Central Circle has carried 200 million people to date, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his Twitter account.
More and more people in Moscow are using the Lastochka (Swallow) express trains along the MCC that carries over 400,000 people every day. On 16 May, the railway hit an all-time high, carrying almost 450,000 passengers.
Ploshchad Gagarina has become the most popular station, with over 5.8 million people using it since early 2018. It is followed by Vladykino, Botanichesky Sad, Kutuzovskaya and Baltiiskaya.
“The MCC has carried over 62 million passengers since early 2018, a 21.5 percent increase on the same period of 2017,” proudly pointed out Deputy Moscow Metro Chief for Strategic Development and Client Relations Roman Latypov.
About 2.5 million people use a combination of the metro and MCC when they commute each month for a flat rate, he noted. The MCC makes it possible to save between nine to 16 minutes en route.
Launched back in September 2016, the MCC became the best gift local residents could dream of in the run-up to City Day celebrations. It functions as line No 14. Five-minute intervals of trains are stipulated during rush hour, with trains otherwise coming and going every ten minutes. People can choose from 31 stations with 19 interchanges to metro stations and six more interchanges to commuter trains. It is also possible to change to buses, trolleybuses or trams from every station.