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Moscow to introduce public transport ticket for tourists

by at 13/11/2012 16:49

Moscow is to introduce several new types of universal public transport tickets in February and April 2013, the capital’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, announced on Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.

The universal ticket, aimed at tourists, will allow for unlimited use of all public transport for one day, and will cost 200 rubles. It will be introduced in April.

Locals, however, will also be able to buy the new tickets.

 “The menu of tariffs is changing, incentives for buying electronic and multiple-ride tickets will be introduced, there will be universal tickets valid for three times longer than now – up to 90 days. There will be a composite ticket, allowing for an unlimited number of changes on above ground transport,” he said.

The composite ticket will allow for unlimited changes for 90 minutes on any public transport.

The universal ticket will allow for one metro ride and unlimited use of above ground transport for 90 minutes.

However, he added that ticket prices for Moscow’s public transport would not rise next year.

In the meantime, Moscow metro will not feature ticket controllers, despite earlier report by Izvestia.

The new employees will aid police and regulators that sit by the entrance and help the police to catch people without tickets or those who misbehave, Moscow’s transport department head Maxim Liskutov told RIA Novosti.

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