Moscow metro reaches top global levels of passenger traffic

The Moscow metro reached top global levels last year as it transported over 2.5 billion passengers, Moscow metro chief Dmitry Pegov said at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Regulations on Thursday.

The Moscow metro reached top global levels last year as it transported over 2.5 billion passengers, Moscow metro chief Dmitry Pegov said at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Regulations on Thursday.

"The Moscow metro transported 2.49 billion passengers last year. Our passenger traffic has reached the level of world biggest transit systems, for instance, the Shanghai metro. In contrast to other metros, our traffic is very intensive and intervals between trains are less than 90 seconds in peak hours," Pegov said.

The average daily traffic in the Moscow metro is 8 million passeners, he noted. "We hit a record of 9.7 million on December 29, 2014. Metro train occupancy exceeds 9.5 persons per one square meter in rush hours, and 4.4 persons per square meter in other periods," Pegov said.

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