Practical questions about the circulation, scanning, and operation of new ticket cards
- Do passengers need to hold on to their tickets until the end of their trip?
Yes, in accordance with Russian transport law each passenger on above-ground transport must have a ticket and keep it until the end of his trip. The fine for traveling without a ticket is 1000 rubles, even if the fare has been purchased by another passenger.
- Why is there an enforced lag time before a second trip with the new Unified (Yediniy) and 90 Minute tickets and the Troika cards and why was this done?
The enforced time lag is the amount of time during which the turnstile will not open after it has first been opened. This is done to comply with transport regulations and prevent any misuse while passing the turnstile.
- Can I pay for a fellow passenger with my Metro ticket?
You can pay for a friend with your Troika card and any multiple-ride ticket. If you use the 90 Minute ticket, remember that the time counter begins upon the second touch-in.
For tickets without a fixed trip limit (valid for a period of days rather than rides) there is a time lag between two tickets passing through the same turnstiles. This was done to avoid abuse of the Unlimited ticket cards. The lag on the Metro is seven minutes.