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Only since the launch of the IDC moved nearly 7.5 million passengers.

On Friday, 6 December, passengers of the first two Moscow Central diameters (WDC) has made more than 550 thousand visits per day. It was expected that this number of trips is reached at the end of several months of work, a new form of transport.

“It exceeded our expectations: according to estimates, the passenger traffic had increased at the end of several months of work the IDC, and it grew in 15 days since launch. This growth is influenced by several important factors: trips are comfortable due to release on the IDC of the longer trains and additional seats and with a free travel” — have told in city

The Department of transportation and development of road transport infrastructure.

On the first diameter there were more than 258 thousand trips, the second — more than 292 thousand. All in all, the IDC appeared 25-30 thousand new passengers who have never used the commuter rail. In addition, the route from Odintsovo to Sheremetyevo airport for two weeks since the extension of the route Aeroexpress trains transported more than 200 thousand passengers.

According to the Department of transport, only since the launch of the IDC moved nearly 7.5 million passengers. On the first diameter is made more than 3.5 million trips, and the second — almost four million.

With the launch of the IDC on the flow of passengers public transport redistributed . Some of the passengers began to pass on the first interchange stations, thereby decreased the load on them. So, from five to 12 percent unloaded the metro station “Kuntsevskaya”, “Fili”, “District”, “Business center” BKL and “Tsaritsyno”. Station “Kiev” unloaded transplant to 10 percent of the passengers went to the Moscow international business center “Moscow-city” to the stations “Begovaya” and “Belorusskaya” in the IDC, not by metro. Station “Komsomol” has already unloaded five percent of the passengers went on to the “Kursk” and “Roman”. Also fell by four per cent (six thousand vehicles per day) car traffic passing in close proximity to the IDC-2 highways: Volokolamskoe shosse, Varshavskoe and Simferopolskoe highways. In the morning peak, the figure fell by six percent. It is 1750 cars.

About 1.6 million passengers have used IDC for four days of workThe launch of the IDC will give a powerful impetus to the development of the economy of the capital region

The movement on the first two routes WDC launched on 21 November.

Up to December 8th directions to the WDC will be free, you need to pay for the transplant in the subway at current rates underground. Any train within the area of the Moscow Central diameter becomes the WDC train except the Express trains. The Express works additional control.

The total length of the IDC-1 “Belarus-Savelovskaya” is 52 kilometers, the IDC-2 “Kursk-Riga” — 80 km. Only two diameters there are 57 stations, 19 of which you can change to metro, the Moscow Central ring and radial Railways. In the future, stations will be 66 and the number of transplants will increase to 27.

It is expected that passenger traffic for the first two diameters is 200 million people a year, public transport will be accessible to more than four million residents of Moscow and Moscow region. Thanks to the new tariff system passengers WDC-1 and WDC-2 will be able to save on the fare to seven billion rubles a year.

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