Moscow, April 18 /Xinhua/ — Chinese experts have played a positive role in the development of the metro in Moscow. This was stated by the head of the Moscow Department of transport and development of road transport infrastructure, Deputy mayor Maxim Liksutov on the sidelines of the International summit of leaders in the field of urban transport.
“We are extremely pleased and grateful to the Chinese experts who work on the subway construction in Moscow. They perform the most important task — make the metro more accessible,” said korr. Xinhua, commenting on the work of the Chinese company CRCC /China Railway Construction Corporation Rus/, which is building the South-Western section of the Great ring line of the Moscow metro.
As noted by Maxim Liksutov, the development of the underground remains a priority of the transport strategy of the Russian capital. “In less than 8 years in Moscow there were 73 new subway stations. This is a huge achievement that we are proud of and consider it important,” he said, adding that to date, 88 percent. Muscovites live in walking distance of metro stations within a radius of two km. the Vice-mayor stressed that the Moscow metro is the most punctual in the world, and a movement interval in rush hours is 90 seconds.
With regard to the development of other types of urban transport, Maxim Liksutov, announced the gradual transition to electric buses. “Every year we will buy 300 buses and from 2021 to fully move on in purchases for electric transport”, — he stressed.
The head of the Department of transport also said that by the end of 2019, the Russian capital will become the world leader in the number of car-share vehicles. “Today Moscow is in second place after Tokyo in the number of cars — 17,5 thousand, in Tokyo 20.5 thousand By the end of the year in Moscow will be 25 thousand”, — he said.
In addition, Moscow authorities plan to develop the bike. “In 2019 rentals added 1 thousand bikes and 100 rental stations. Thus, the bike Park will be 5100 units on 530 stations”, — said Maxim Liksutov, adding that the current season is expected for the rental bikes will be made more than 5 million trips.
Vice-mayor also noted that for the convenience of Muscovites and tourists on the Moscow transport actively implemented the contactless payment system. “We have the opportunity to pay for trips using a system of services on Samsung Pay Apple Pay, Android pay, and not so long ago we earned system Alipay, which is used to our Chinese guests, who are welcome in our city”, — summed up Maxim Liksutov. —0—
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