Transport in Moscow

The Moscow Transport sector has experienced many improvements for the last decade with the government initiatives having resulted in one of the most advanced transport systems in the world.

The main achievements include opening of new metro stations and routes, renovation of normal buses and launch of electronic ones.

The Moscow Central Circle (MCC) has been finally completed and Moscow Central Diameters (MCD) are ready by 40%, which has significantly facilitated travelling from one part of the city to another, including suburban areas. Moreover, the MCC and the MCD have been integrated with the railway system making railway transit as passenger-friendly as possible.

The existing railway systems has been renovated, too. More convenient interchanges, shelters, covered platforms are among top achievements in the railway infrastructure.

As for the trains, they are more noiseless and go more smoothly. Many of them have been upgraded and adapted for disabled people.

Surface transport systems has not been in the shade during these years. The bus fleet has become more comfortable and eco-friendly, electric buses have appeared. The latter ones feature satellite navigation, climate control, USB ports and information media monitors and were constructed in accordance with the world-class safety and environmental standards. New buses are now more suitable for specific-needs people with their low floors, ramps and wheelchair areas.

In addition to new busses, high-technology trams started running on the northeastern, eastern, southeastern and central parts of the capital. Tram come on schedule by 28% more as compared to 2010.

The system of bike-sharing has also become wider. Today, it has 6 thousand bicycles and 600 rental stations. The service is very popular as Moscow citizens often prefer bikes as a means of transportation to office which helps avoid traffic.

Car-sharing system is being developed, too. Many private companies launched this service at quite affordable prices which sometimes make it cheaper for a family to use a rented car than  public transport.

For those who prefer taxi, the  taxi car fleet has been upgraded, too. Today, Moscow has almost 80,000 taxis with over 1,450 parking spots.

And this is not the end of Moscow renovation plans in the transport system. Despite the pandemic, the key projects will be further developed with the construction of new station, metro lines, system of interchanges.

The municipal government puts much effort in making surface transport advanced and comfortable for travelling. Thus, new electric vehicles are ready to be launched in 2021 which will be a significant investment not only in the transport infrastructure but also in the environmental situation.