Rules for pedestrians and drivers: Getting around Moscow on City Day

Rules for pedestrians and drivers: Getting around Moscow on City Day
Some streets in the city centre will be closed, while the metro and the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) will be open around the clock on City Day.

This weekend Moscow is celebrating its 871st birthday. An entertainment programme has been prepared for Muscovites and guests of the capital in all districts. It will be possible to reach any place in the city on public transit.

Public transit

The Moscow Metro and the MCC will be open around the clock on City Day, September 8. Even late at night (from 1 am to 5.30 am) the service interval between trains will be between 3.5 and 10 minutes.

Surface transit will operate on weekday schedules. Buses will run on 13 routes all night.

Seventeen routes will be adjusted on 8 September and 23 routes on 9 September. Detailed information on these changes is published on the Mosgortrans website in the section on route changes.

On 8 and 9 September suburban commuter trains will operate without a daytime break and with additional stops.

By car

Some streets will be closed prior to and during City Day.

Tverskaya Street to the Boulevard Ring will be pedestrian-only. Traffic will be closed at 12.01 am on Friday, 7 September and resumed at 6 am on 10 September.

Adjacent side streets: Nikitsky, Gazetny, Bryusov, Glinishevsky, Leontyevsky,  Maly Gnezdnikovsky, and Tverskoy Proyezd will be closed on 7-10 September. Traffic will reopen at noon on 10 September.

Bolshoi Nikolopeskovsky Pereulok will also be closed to cars from 12.01 am on 7 September to 6 am on 9 September.

The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic only on 8 September, City Day: Tsvetnoy Boulevard (11 am to 5 am) and the adjacent side of Sadovo-Sukharevskaya Street (7 am to 5 pm), Volkhonka (from 11 am to 9.30 pm) and Moskvoretskaya Street (from 8.50 pm to 9.10 pm). Trubnaya Square will be also closed to cars (from 11 am to 5 pm).

Traffic will be restricted from 10 am to 1 pm on 9 September on Petrovsky, Rozhdevstvensky and Sretensky boulevards. The section of Strastnoy Boulevard up to Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street and the section of Petrovka Street from Petrovsky Boulevard to Uspensky Pereulok will be also shut down.

In addition, traffic on Bolshoi Cherkassky Pereulok will be closed starting at 8 am on Saturday and 11 pm on Sunday. This is related to the activities of the Central Election Commission of Russia. Municipal car parks will operate as usual. On Sunday, drivers will be able to leave their cars in city car parks for free. On Saturday they will pay the regular fees.