This weekend, Moscow will be celebrating its anniversary. People will be able to enjoy an extensive list of festive events. The celebrations will run from morning to night; in order not to miss anything, make sure to use public transport, since its schedule will be changed to make things easier for everyone in the city. To find out more about the schedule changes, read on in this mos.ru article.
“For the second time in a row, the Moscow Metro and the Moscow Central Circle will be operating round the clock during City Day,” said Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow and Head of the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development. “We do this twice a year – on City Day and on New Year’s Eve. On the night of 9 September, all metro stations will remain open for passengers. Even late at night, from1 am to 5.30 am, the intervals between trains will only be between 3.5 and 10 minutes.”
With the help of public transport, people in Moscow will be able to comfortably get to every festival venue and attend the most interesting shows. Nobody needs to worry about not getting back home.
This weekend, buses, trolleybuses and trams will be operating according to their usual weekday schedules. The city will have more vehicles on the busiest routes. A total of 13 night buses will also be available for passengers.
On 8 September, the city will make changes to 17 public transit routes and on 9 September, to 23 routes.
Commuter trains and parking spaces
On 8 and 9 September, commuter trains will be operating as they normally do during the weekends – without midday breaks and with additional stops. Parking spaces will be available as usual. Like as always on Sundays city car parks will be free, but on Saturday, traffic wardens will be checking that people have paid to park.
Festive Troika card designs
At the Moscow Metro’s Live Help desks and souvenir shops, people will be able to purchase Troika pendants decorated with views of old Moscow. These souvenirs were issued specifically to mark City Day.
“There will be a total of five different designs,” Liksutov added. “Some pendants will have the Bolshoi Theatre on them and some will feature the State Historical Museum. At first, a total of 300 pendants will be on sale, then we will release 10,000 more.”