By purchasing subway transport card in December, you can save up to 1400 rubles
Citizens stand in long queues at the cash desks of Moscow Metro to buy tickets at the old prices, as from January 1, tariffs will rise.
For example, unlimited travel card for 30 days will rise in price from 860 to 1100 rubles. Travel card for 90 days - from 1760 to 2245 rubles and for 365 days - from 6000 to 7400 rubles. So, if you purchase a card before the end of the year, you can save from 240 to 1400 rubles.
"Now only monthly travel cards for January are sold at new price, - explained the press service of the Moscow Metro. - All the rest are sold at the old price. So, having bought any other travel card in December, you will actually save."
But remember that unlimited travel cards for 30, 90 and 365 days starts from the date of sale and then one have to buy more tickets for the remaining week at a new price. And buying a card for two or three travel is already profitable.
Recall that the 1-2 trip tickets are valid through five days. The period of validity of the tickets for 5, 10, 20 and 60 trips is 45 days, including the date of sale. A card for 70 trips – is valid through a calendar month.
The validity of the ticket, as well as the number of remaining trips, can be checked at the information terminal of subway stations.
According to the survey, 25% of passengers purchase 60-70 tickets and unlimited smart cards.
A similar system operates on the ground public transportation. From 1 January 2009 new validity periods of travel documents will be introduced.
For example, a ticket for one or two trips will be valid through three days from the date of sale, a ticket, sold by a driver - only for the day of sale. The tickets for 2, 5, 10, 20 and 60 trips can be valid through 45 days, including the date of sale.
Single ticket for 4 types of transport and a ticket only for the bus, trolleybus or tram with unlimited number of travels will be valid through one calendar month. Smart cards for 30, 90 and 365 days will be valid from the date of sale.
Let us recall that from 1 January 2009 a price of ticket for one trip on the subway will be 22 rubles, and for the bus, trolley and tram - 20 rubles.