Moscow is upgrading its existing public transport ticketing system, which will see Troika travel cards become more like bank cards. This mean people will be able to manage their accounts and buy certain services with their Troikas, explains a Moscow Metro press release.
“Unfortunately, the software architecture of our ticketing solution has become outdated. We want to create a new unified ticketing system to provide passengers with a modern ticketing service,” said Roman Latypov, the deputy director of Russian capital’s underground.
Troika cards will also be valid in Moscow’s neighbouring regions, but the changes aren’t expected to come into effect for another 18 months.
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