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January 19, 2022, 14:58

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Press Service of the Department of Transport and Development of Road Transport Infrastructure of the City of Moscow

Updated turnstiles read information faster, they have built-in large color LED screens. For visually impaired citizens, bright strokes and Braille are provided.

The Moscow Metro has begun testing new equipment for turnstiles. The first new generation controller appeared at the Prospekt Mira station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line. So far, he only reads Troika and paper tickets. In the future, new equipment will allow the introduction of alternative payment methods, for example, using a QR code.

Updated turnstiles read information faster, they have built-in large color LED screens that show ticket status, balance balance and other data. Passengers will no longer need to unlock their smartphone to pay for a fare (Android users will be the first to appreciate this). For visually impaired citizens, bright strokes and Braille are provided.

“As part of the Digital Economy national project, approved by the President of Russia, we are primarily implementing Russian technologies and solutions. This year, all metro turnstiles will accept

bank cards and virtual “Troika” to pay for travel. The equipment that we plan to supply is manufactured by domestic manufacturers using Russian software. Thus, on behalf of the Mayor of Moscow, it is possible to improve the comfort of passengers, reduce queues at the box office, have a positive impact on the environment, and also give impetus to the development of high-tech Russian industry,” said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport Maxim Liksutov.

Specialists will monitor the operation of new equipment, expand its functionality, and add payment methods. Gradually, the number of updated turnstiles in the subway will grow. Anyone wishing to leave comments or suggestions on the operation of new equipment is asked to send them through the telegram bot “Write to Deptrans”.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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