Only Moskva trains on Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line

June 18

The Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line is serviced by a completely new fleet. Now violet line passengers are only transported by new-generation Moskva trains.

“This is the third line after the Filyovskaya and Nekrasovskaya ones with new trains. The first Moskva train was put into service on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line over three years ago now, in April 2017. Since then the new models have gradually been replacing EZh-3 and ЕМ508Т carriages which will only be used occasionally. 89 Moskvas are actually transporting the passengers,” said Deputy Moscow Mayor, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. 

All in all, the Moscow metro now has about 200 new trains running on the Sokolnicheskaya, Filyovskaya, Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya, Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya, Big Circle, Solntsevskaya, and Nekrasovskaya lines. It has been estimated that one fourth of the Moscow Metro passengers are now using the new trains.

Moskvas are all fitted out with through-carriages. Wider doors and places for wheelchairs make them convenient for passengers with restricted mobility.  USB ports are also available as well as wall-mounted touchscreen monitors to help plan and calculate how long a trip will take.

In order to sterilise the air inside the carriages during journeys the A/C functions together with ultraviolet light which does not present any health hazards for passengers. This system destroys up to 100 percent of any viruses and bacterium.

The Moscow Metro trains are regularly deep cleaned. Floors, doors, windows, handrails, seats , media screens and platforms are all disinfected. These measures help to protect people’s health and also to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Over 2,000 workers are employed to do this job every single day distributed between all the Moscow metro stations. All surfaces are sanitised once every one or two hours. At night all the halls, platforms and ticket barriers are deep cleaned .Distance stickers have been stuck on seats, platforms and in halls to help remind people to stay apart from one another.

Last year, Active Citizen held a poll on Moscow metro trains and people were asked whether they thought the  metro rolling stock should be upgraded faster to improve the safety and comfort of passengers. About 80 per cent of voters said ‘yes’ .


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