A comfortable travel: how often do night passengers choose a bus bound for Vnukovo Airport?

A comfortable travel: how often do night passengers choose a bus bound for Vnukovo Airport?
Photo by: mos.ru. Maxim Denisov
In a year, Muscovites and visitors have made more than 120,000 trips by H11 bus running from Kitai-Gorod Metro station to Vnukovo Airport.

In a year, Muscovites and visitors have made over 120,000 trips by H11 night route. The route was launched last August. The buses carry passengers from Kitai-Gorod Metro station to Vnukovo Airport.

“To enable travellers to make it for a night flight, we’ve launched H11 bus route. So the passengers and the Vnukovo Airport personnel can quickly and comfortably reach the air haven. Doing so, they will economize by choosing the public transport instead of a taxi. Today, the citizens use buses in this direction about 350 times a night,” said Director General of Mosgortrans Leonid Antonov.

This August, two more night routes, H8 and H9, were launched in Moscow. They have linked the city centre (buses run from Kitai-Gorod Metro station) with the districts that could not be previously reached at night by public transport. Those are Severnoye and Yuzhnoye Butovo, Lianozovo, Marfino, Otradnoye, Bibirevo, and Altufyevsky.

Trams No.3 and buses No.15 stopped to shuttle round the clock, switching to the regular public transport schedule, from 05:30 am to 00:30 am, with new night routes H8 and H9 replacing them.

Today, all the night routes, except B, start from Kitai-Gorod metro station, with an interchange hub built for Magistral route network. Throughout the day until night, you may take here buses running along usual routes, and at night, 01:00 am till 05:30 am, use routes H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, h6, H7, H8, H9, H11.

Before departure, buses wait for 5 to 10 minutes at the stop, so that all passengers could have enough time to get onboard. The buses will stop by request only, if there are people waiting at the stop or a bus passenger notifies the driver by pushing a handrail button. Due to this, buses reach the terminus faster and make no delays on the route.

The night routes link the centre with Moscow’s remote districts. Since the beginning of the year, the citizens have made over 700,000 trips.

Today, there are 13 night bus routes in Moscow:

— H1 (Aeroport Sheremetyevo — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H2 (Belovezhskaya Ulitsa — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H3 (Ussuriyskaya Ulitsa — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H4 (Novokosino — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H5 (Kashirskoye Shosse, 148 — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H6 (Ostashkovskaya Ulitsa — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H7 (138th Kvartal Vykhina — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H8 (Ostafyevskaya Ulitsa — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— H9 (6th Mikrorayon Bibireva — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— M10 (Lobnenskaya Ulitsa — Metro Kitai-Gorod) — 24/7;

— H11 (Aeroport Vnukovo — Metro Kitai-Gorod);

— B (inner Sadovoye Koltso) — 24/7;

— B (outer Sadovoye Koltso) — 24/7.