Single travel cards will come into the market after the New Year
The first single travel card will be sold in early 2009. These travel cards can be used for the subway, as well as all types of the on-ground transport, as even for the suburban trains of Moscow region.
This was reported to the Interfax by the Head of the Department of Transport and Communications of Moscow Leonid Lipsits. According to him, revolving transportation card can be used in buses, trolley buses and trams, in subway and suburban trains of Moscow region. Also the negotiations are held with the Moscow region government to include the single travel card as a method of payment in suburban route taxis of Mostransavto.
The Single travel card technology for the subway and on-ground transport in Moscow is designed by the Smart Technologies Group.