MCD travel: metro website has now tariff calculator

November 12, 2019

Moscow metro website has now a tariff calculator to calculate the cost of a trip around Moscow using the Moscow Central Diameters (MCD). Find the calculator in the section about the new surface metro.

‘Muscovites and Moscow guests can use the tariff calculator to compare how much they pay now for railway trips and how much they are to pay after the MCD opens. The website will show the cost of a trip on a specific route chosen by a user,' said Deputy Moscow Mayor, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. 

To compare the cost of trips, open the diameter scheme and draw a route. The website will tell you how many minutes your trip in a chosen direction will take (as in the metro's electronic scheme), with the cost indicated below. For example, it will cost RUB 45.00 at the rate of Wallet tariff by Troika Travel Card to get from Odintsovo to Belorusskaya station on MCD-1. The website will also tell that now the travel costs RUB 69.00. So, after the opening of the new type of public transport, passengers will save RUB 24.00 per trip from Odintsovo to Belorusskaya stations.

Besides, the user will be reminded of the travel ticket validating rules: free transfer to the metro and the Moscow Central Circle is available only if you tap your ticket to the terminal at the exit from the MCD platform.

The Moscow Central Diameters will have three tariff zones. In the Central zone (for trips inside Moscow within borders of Mark — Setun and Volokolamskaya — Ostafyevo stations), passengers will be able to use all metro tickets added to the Troika Travel Card: Wallet tariff, tickets for 60 trips, 1 day, 3 days, 90 days and 365 days (you will be able to add tickets for 1 and 3 days with the MCD opening).

Transfers between metro, MCC and MCD will be free. So, if you took a MCD trip inside Moscow now, it would cost you RUB 38.00 at the Wallet Troika tariff (including Moscow Central Circle, metro and MCD). Free transfer will be possible within 90 minutes from the moment of the first ticket validation at the turnstile or the validator, the same as with the MCC.

If you travel outside Mark — Setun and Volokolamskaya — Ostafyevo stations and the Moscow region within the MCD (Prigorod tariff zone), you can also enjoy free transfers to the MCC, metro and MCD. In 2019, a single trip at the Wallet Troika tariff will cost RUB 45.00. The price includes a trip on the MCD, metro and MCC.

If a passenger travels from a station located beyond MCD borders, the cost of the trip will have two components: a valid commuter train ticket (RUB 23.00 for one zone to the MCD boundary) plus RUB 45.00. This tariff zone is called Dalnyaya. Once you enter the MCD borders, you can transfer to the MCC, metro and the MCD for free.

Photo: Yuliya Ivanko

The MCD section on the metro website was opened in the late August. The service helps would-be diameter passengers learn the MCD routes. It also helps users to calculate their travel time from home to a theatre, park or office. There are lists of all transfers from the MCDs to other transport modes, MCD opening hours and information about Ivolga trains, which will carry passengers of the first two diameters. You can ask questions using the feedback form.

Traffic on the first two diameters is expected to launch by the end of this year.  MCD-1 Odintsovo—Lobnya and MCD-2 Nakhabino—Podolsk will have 66 stations,   with 27 of them providing transfer to the metro, Moscow Central Circle and radial railway lines.  Like the metro, the MCDs will be open 05:30 am till 01:00 am.  During rush hours, headway will not exceed 5-6 minutes.

Soon, other diameters are expected to open, with routes to link Zelenograd and Ramenskoye, Aprelevka and Zheleznodorozhny, Domodedovo and Pushkino.  Moscow Central Diameters will link different Moscow railway lines. With the new surface metro, passengers will cross Moscow in 40 minutes.


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