Before year’s end 768 new city buses with air conditioning and CCTV

Before year’s end 768 new city buses with air conditioning and CCTV
Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Yevgeny Samarin
The new buses will be decked out with CCTV, satellite navigation systems, air conditioning, media screens and mobile device charging sockets. All this put together will make bus travelling much more comfortable not only for the driver but the passengers too.

Moscow will get 768 new buses before the year is out. The Mosgortrans (Moscow Transit Authority) bus fleet will be entitled to 571 buses with Euro 5 emission standards, with private companies purchasing 197. The renewed bus fleet will be taking new routes.

“These high class buses will be decked out with CCTV, satellite navigation systems, air conditioning, media screens and mobile device charging sockets. All this put together will ensure that the driver and passengers have everything needed for a hassle free bus ride,” said Deputy Moscow Mayor and Head of the City Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.

The step-free buses will also be equipped with folding ramps and wheelchair safety belts.

The city continues to renew its bus fleet, with most Mosgortrans vehicles and those owned by private companies meeting both modern environmental as well as comfort standards.

Mosgortrans only has another 10 percent of its bus fleet to replace. The city no longer operates buses with Euro 2 emission standards. Today, Mosgortrans and private companies prefer buses with Euro 5 emission standards.

The city’s public transit system carries an estimated 6.5 million passengers daily. Between 2010-2018, Mosgortrans also purchased over 350 new trams, with the Vityaz-M modern-generation trams blessing the local streets of the city.