The Moscow Department of Transport announced the good news. The Moscow Metro has signed a five-year contract with MSP for the supply of Troika transport cards with a domestic chip.
As the Mosmetro press service notes, the first batch of completely Russian transport cards will appear at the metro ticket offices very soon – immediately after the end of the final testing stage. It is also emphasized that the new cards fully support the current functionality and passengers “will not feel the difference.”
Maxim Liksutov, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, explained:
A large government order will allow SMEs to supply the Moscow metro with plastic cards without interruption. Also, the purchase will help the company save jobs, increase production capacity and continue working on even more modern developments. Replacing the chip will not affect the operation of the Troika card in any way – it will remain just as convenient for passengers.”
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