New Year in the subway: the capital's authorities talked about the work of the "subway" – MK

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Since December 21, the legendary New Year train of the Hedgehog series appeared on the ring line. The path of unusual composition, according to tradition, began in the Krasnaya Presnya depot. In the train ceremony, Grandfather Frost himself participated on the route. True, this year, in addition to the chic white beard, there was also a medical mask on it. This is the fifth time when the beautiful composition will give Muscovites a festive mood until Christmas.

New Year in the subway: the capital's authorities talked about the work of subway

Since December 21, the legendary New Year train of the Hedgehog series appeared on the ring line. The path of unusual composition, according to tradition, began in the Krasnaya Presnya depot. In the train ceremony, Grandfather Frost himself participated on the route. True, this year, in addition to the chic white beard, there was also a medical mask on it. This is the fifth time when the beautiful composition will give Muscovites a festive mood until Christmas.

It will be possible to meet 2021 in the entourage of beautiful stations

The metropolitan subway this year is truly generous to create pleasant emotions and a sense of holiday. At the red letters “M” at the entrance to the Smolenskaya, “Revolution”, “Lubyanka”, “Pushkinskaya”, “Borovitskaya”, “Novokuznetskaya”, “Oktyabrskaya”, “Culture Park”, “Taganskaya”, “Belorusskaya” Paired red hats with white pompons. Girlands appeared on the racks “Living Communication”, and the New Year's composition began to run on the ring line.

A bright red bow and thousands of luminous diodes installed on the front of the driver’s cabin, can be seen far in the tunnel. Under funny music, the car bursts into the space of the station, illuminating everything around the cold light of lights. The entire composition is decorated with gold Christmas trees, bullfinches with red breasts, decorative pine branches, cones and images of cozy houses in a snowy village. There is a new element in the design – congratulations of the Muscovites themselves. Going into such a composition, passengers instantly begin to smile, despite the fact that there is cloudy and early morning there.

Catching a magic train is not difficult. The composition will arrive at each station of the ring line for about every 30 minutes, and it will be on the line on weekdays to go on the line at 6.47 at the Krasnopresnenskaya station and delight passengers all day, up to 21.00. On the weekend train with bright inscriptions “2021” will begin work with the Krasnopresnenskaya station at 8.30, and will finish at the Belorusskaya station at 19.27.

By the way, during the New Year holidays, the Moscow metro will continue to work as usual. However, on December 31, the metro and the MCC will be opened all night so that the townspeople can visit relatives and take a walk in the center, which is already decorated, of course, observing all safety and socialization rules. But the gifts of the city hall do not end there, in the period from 20.00 on December 31 to 06.00 on January 1, the passage on the metro and the MCC will be free.Parking will also become free – from 1 to 9 January. An exception will be made only for parking lots with barriers. Throughout New Year's Eve, 59 ground transportation routes will run, and another 99 routes will extend their hours of operation until 3:30 a.m. MCD trains will run until 2:30 am on 1 January. On Christmas Eve from January 6 to 7, 182 land transport routes will be launched for Muscovites, most of which will work until 3 am on January 7.

Gifts for metro passengers are being “distributed” right now. So, until the end of the year, when paying for travel in the Moscow metro and on the Moscow Central Circle (MCC), holders of Mir contactless cards will save 10 rubles on each trip. To do this, it is enough for a few seconds to attach the card to one of the side turnstiles that support payment by bank cards in the lobbies of the Moscow metro and MCC stations. The Mir card can be issued by a bank in any region of Russia. To date, more than 150 banks issue Mir cards. A similar discount can be obtained when paying with Mir Pay (18+). It is enough just to activate the screen of the smartphone and bring the smartphone for a few seconds to one of the turnstiles marked with a sticker about accepting bank cards. After payment, the full cost of a one-time trip will be debited from the card account, but after a few minutes the discount amount (10 rubles) will be returned to the account.

“We are holding such an action for the second time this year,” says Maria Tochilova, Director for Product Development, Digital and Technological Services of the Mir payment system. – Holders of Mir cards are very actively paying with them in the Moscow metro for the second year in a row, and we see a great demand for such promotions among residents and guests of the capital. More than 89 million Mir cards have been issued in Russia, one fifth of this issue falls on residents of Moscow and the Moscow region, for whom urban transport is one of the most popular payment categories. But not only they can take advantage of the discount – the peculiarity of this promotion is that the holder of any Mir contactless card of any bank from any region of Russia will receive a discount for metro travel if he pays it at a special turnstile.

In addition, the Department of Transport of Moscow said that this year you can write a letter to Santa Claus from Veliky Ustyug and congratulations to relatives at the Live Communication counters, and Troika holiday cards will be issued specially for the holiday, at some stations there will be New Year's photo zones. Ground transport will also be decorated. So, in the near future, trams and electric buses will begin to dress up in garlands, and paintings from the Tretyakov Gallery will decorate stops and stations.

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