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Will appear in Moscow street Kuindzhi and Bilibin20 December 2016Will appear in Moscow street Kuindzhi and Bilibin

This will happen in 2017

There are support floating bridge in the Park "Zaryadye"20 December 2016There are support floating bridge in the Park "Zaryadye"

The bridge will connect the Park and the promenade will be a unique viewing platform.

In honor of the composer Balakirev19 December 2016In honor of the composer Balakirev

Call one of the capital's squares

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Public transport

The Moscow bus

- is the most popular type of city above-ground transport. Bus routes run throughout the city: both in downtown and outside the Moscow Ring Road. The most common bus model in Moscow today looks like this.

The Moscow Tram

- is one of Moscow's most favorite modes of travel as well as one of the symbols of Moscow. It first appeared in Moscow in 1899 and runs along Nizhnyaya Maslovka Street. Rail is used for tram tracks. A tram is considered an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation. Most trams use electric traction with electric current fed by pantograph through an air contact system, but there are also trams powered through by third rail or a battery.

The Moscow Trolleybus

- is the largest trolleybus network in Moscow and the largest trolleybus network in the world.  A trolleybus is a means of motor vehicle transportation that uses an electric actuator to receive electrical current from an external power source via a two-wire network using trolley poles. This mode of transportation is environmentally friendly and at the same time economizes fuel, combining the advantages of a bus and tram.

Buses, trams, and trolleybuses use a unified Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system. Passengers can only enter through a turnstile at the front of the bus and exit through any other door. A ticket can be purchased directly from the driver as well as in special kiosks at bus stops. The ticket costs 25 rubles at a kiosk, and 28 if purchased from the driver. The ticket is an entrance fee. It is purchased for the entire duration of the trip up until the moment when a passenger exits a bus, tram or trolleybus. To exit, please push the audio signal button, thus informing the driver of your intentions. 

A fixed-route minivans

- is another mode of public transportation. Buses and fixed-route minivans of medium and large size are typically used as shuttle buses. Fixed-route minivans generally have a higher fare than other modes of above-ground public transportation and do not offer passes. Payment is made by passing the fare amount in cash to the driver. Fixed-route minivans, in addition to regular stops, can stop at random locations to let passengers out wherever it is convenient for them. 

An above-ground public transportation stop. Signs indicating various modes of above-ground public transportation stops in Moscow. 

There are two main types of stops:

  • Regular stops: trams, buses, and trolleybuses arrive at the stop on schedule.
  • Request stop: buses, trams, and trolleybuses will only stop here at a passenger request. To do that, the passenger must push the appropriate button or just make a request to the driver. A passenger waiting at a bus stop should flag down a bus, tram, or trolleybus with his hand (or push the button, if available). Otherwise it might pass you by. There are often no bus stop signs at such locations.

Above-ground public transportation stops are marked by special yellow signs, indicating the name of the stop, route number and schedule of the appropriate mode of transportation.