Moscow Ring Railway: CCTV at stations and wireless internet

Passenger transportation on the Moscow Little Ring Railway is planned for late 2016
23 December 2015
Mikhail Metzel/TASS

Terms of use and movement at the stations of the Moscow Little Ring Railway (MKZD) will be adapted to the rules of the Moscow Subway as much as possible, to unify the system for passengers, the Moscow Region Information News Agency (RIAMO) said with reference to the general director of MKZD Alexey Zotov.

Zotov noted that MKZD is a federal facility, and subway – regional. This implies differences in the transit rules, for example, for Social Security beneficiaries, as well as transporting bicycles and so on.

"But the passenger should not feel this difference, so the MKZD rules, where possible, will be adapted to the rules of the Moscow subway. We want MKZD to be perceived as another interchange circuit inside the city, the outline of the subway," Zotov said. He added that it will contribute to the integration of visualization and navigation, but the platform will have the Russial Railways navigation system because it is a part of the federal structure.

Passenger transportation on the Moscow Little Ring Railway is planned for late 2016. The railway will include 31 stations, 17 of them will intersect with the Moscow Subway.

Surveillance cameras at stations

All stations and transport hubs of MKZD will be equipped with video cameras, Zotov said. "All the stations and transport hubs will be equipped with cameras," he said.

MKZD stations and adjacent space will be decorated following the example of the most modern subway stations in Moscow

In addition, according to him, MKZD will have security zones for inspection. "Under federal law, the requirements for stations’ security include creating security zones for inspection. So far I cannot say what it will look like, but it will have everything necessary," Zotov said.

MKZD stations and adjacent space will be decorated following the example of the most modern subway stations in Moscow. "I think that modern subway stations will be used as desing reference, for example Troparevo," Zotov said.

Wireless Internet

According to Alexey Zotov, MKZD stations will be equipped with Wi-Fi, and passengers will be able to charge their gadgets.

"As for the stations – improving entrance and exit halls. At the stations where it would be possible, there will be places where passengers could sit, charge phones, drink coffee, use Wi-Fi - all with modern facilities," Zotov said.

He noted that the area around stations will be improved according to modern standards - it is not only about a 100-meter radius around the stations, but also bands of 250 meters to the left and the right from the road that include sidewalks and streets, public transport stops that also need to be equipped.