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The platforms will be covered by roof, while the prices for the tickets to Moscow reduced

By April 10, 2013 all trade, preventing the movement of passengers will be removed from the railway platforms. It was stated by Deputy Mayor for Transport Maxim Liksutov. According to him, OJSC "Central Suburban Passenger Company (" TSPPK), to whom the Railways will hand the platforms for rent, will eliminate the stalls. In places where passengers are crowded, only kiosks with tickets,  press and vending machines with products will be left.

As "Izvestia" reported previously, the same fate awaits the stalls also in the Moscow region. Moreover, the capital will actively assist with their withdrawal. According to Liksutov, this year upon all of the city's railway platforms (more than 70) will hang a roof, so that the passengers will be able to hide from the rain and snow. 

Deputy Mayor added that they consider changes of ticket menu for suburban traffic. Thus, in a short time it will be cheaper to get to the center of Moscow on the train, than to the nearest metro station, for example, "Vykhino". This will help to relieve the most tense areas. To implement the idea, Moscow authorities are developing a new tariff similar to the season ticket "Big Moscow".

It was reported earlier that by the end of 2013, travel by local trains can be paid for by the "electronic wallet" which is going to be introduced on April 1.

As it was mentioned in “”Izvestia””, on a plastic card for a "purse" some will have to spend 100 rub. - 50 rubles deposit and 50 rubles payment. Recharge the card without a fee will be possible at 25 thousand points – in the subway, at "Mosgortrans" kiosks, cellular shops, banks and terminals. Maxim Liksutov added that the government will cancel the deposit of 50 rubles for those, who charges the "electronic wallet" for a large number of trips (20-40).

Source: PDA press service