Moscow Public Transport: get latest updates for 2018

The development of the Moscow Transport Complex in 2018 took place in 4 main directions: 

  • Off-street rail transport, including metro, Moscow Central Circle and suburban railways;
  • Surface transport – bus, trolley bus, tram, electric bus;
  • New modes of urban mobility – bike sharing, car sharing, kick-scooter sharing and taxi;
  • Pedestrians and private transport

Key results of 2018:

  • The number of passengers in 2018 increased by 460 million people (9%) compared with 2010 and amounted to 5.6 billion trips;
  • The proportion of people using urban transport daily increased from 62% to 69%;
  • The number of people killed in road accidents reduced by 7% compared with 2017 and by 40% compared with 2010 (up to 459 people in 2018);
  • The average speed of traffic on the main highways increased by 2% compared with 2017 and by 18% compared with 2010 (53 km / h in 2018)

Key Moscow Transport events in 2018:

  • Moscow launched 17 new metro stations – the record in Moscow Metro construction history;
  • Moscow launched e-bus operations;
  • Moscow introduced kick-scooter-sharing service to the city;
  • Moscow opened its first cableway Vorobevy Gory - Luzhniki;
  • Moscow removed turnstiles at all surface transport routes
  • Moscow retirees got free travel in suburban trains

Key transportation system development projects for 2019:

  • Construction of 14 new metro stations and more than 100 km of new roads;
  • Launch of Moscow Central Diameters- 1 and Moscow Central Diamenter-2 (end of 2019 - beginning of 2020);
  • Shortening the Moscow Central Circle headway at peak hours from 5 to 4 minutes;
  • Renewal of Moscow Metro rolling stock (552 new “Moskva” cars);
  • Design of an improved model of a metro train to be delivered from 2020;
  • Launch of the world's largest Unified Metro Dispatch Center;
  • Renewal of Moscow surface transport rolling stock (1,700 new buses, trams and electric buses);
  • Arrangement of new detached lanes (32 km) and separate tram tracks (60 km);
  • Development of alternative modes of transport (1,000 new bicycles for bike sharing, 15,000 new taxis, 5,000 new cars for car sharing);
  • Development of e-services, such as improvement of Moscow Transport mobile apps and Troika smart card;
  • Improvement of road safety, reduction of accidents on city roads;
  • Personal approach to each passenger according to the needs.

SOURCE: Moscow Transport