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Moscow: Transport

Most capitals of the world  are connected with Moscow by a direct flight. The rail connection with Moscow is also well developed.  Moscow can be reached by train almost from any city of  Russia and foreign countries.

Public transport in Moscow is represented by  buses, trams, trolley buses, route taxi, taxi, metro, monorail, train and river transport. The bus is the main and the most popular type of ground public transport in Moscow. Trolleybus network in Moscow is the largest in the world and one of the oldest one. The type of Moscow trolley network is radial-ring. In some districts it is the main type of the land transport. There are more than 90 trolleybus routes, they run daily from 6:00 - 7:00 to 23:00 - 24:00.

The trams in Moscow started in 1899. The tram network consists of 46 routes. There is a single ticket for buses, trams and trolleybuses that it is very convenient for passengers. The tickets and travel cards are being sold  by the driver, in subway stations or at the stops.

Route taxi is one of the most popular public transport in Moscow: there are 767 routes in the city. This type of puplic transport is particularly important in suburbs. It is important to know that the taxi usually has two numbers: one duplicates public transport links and another number is with the letter "m" at the end. You can enter and exit taxi not only at bus stops but in any convenient places of the route. To stop the bus you shoul "vote"  by raising your hand. To exit - tell the desired place in a loud voice. You should pay directly to the driver or pass the payment through the salon by so-called "living" chain.

Taxi can be ordered by phone. That will be a bit more expensive but safer than to "vote" in the street.  Airport transfers usually have fixed cost.

Metro is one of the most popular types of transport in Moscow. It has a radial-circular structure and 185 stations. The Moscow metro is open from 5:30 to 1:30. The trains run with an interval of 1.5-3 minutes in the daytime and 4-5 minutes in the early morning and late evening. Every carriage and  all the stations have a detailed map of the metro. An entrance  ticket is a contactless smart card that can be bought in each station.

There is a Moscow monorail built in 2008 for the North-Eastern administrative district of Moscow. The monorail runs from 6:50 to 23:00 daily.

Waterways of the capital are represented by the Moscow river and the Moscow Canal. Navigation in Moscow lasts from mid-April to mid-October.

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